12 Smoothie Recipes Under 200 Calories
These 12 smoothies are delicious and packed with antioxidants. Even better? They're all less than 200 calories
Almond Orange Smoothie
Here's a drink with zest! The combo of citrus fruit and almond beverage gives you tons of health-boosting nutrients, including antioxidants. And these ingredients can help regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels and improve heart health.
Calories per serving = 148
Get the recipe: Almond Orange Smoothie
Pink grapefruit, pineapple and strawberries are super-high in vitamin C-a disease-fighting antioxidant. And if you tend to have low iron levels, it's good to know that vitamin C helps with absorption of this mineral. So power up your morning with this delicious smoothie. Yum! (These foods are also great sources of vitamin C.)
Calories per serving = 159
Get the recipe: C-Blast Smoothie
Watermelon Bliss Smoothie
Watermelon is a refreshing treat that's also an excellent hydrator . Blended with low-fat plain yogurt and fresh or frozen strawberries, this smoothie is a delicious way to load up on antioxidants.
Calories per serving = 149
Get the recipe: Watermelon Bliss Smoothie
Banana Pear Smoothie
Power up your morning with this pear-and-banana smoothie. One serving has almost a quarter of your daily vitamin C requirements. Plus, it has a good amount of fibre (28 percent of the daily value), which promotes digestion and regularity. According to a University of Illinois study, fibre can also help boost the immune system.
Calories per serving = 199
Get the recipe: Banana Pear Smoothie
Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie
Spinach...in a smoothie? Don't let the title fool you. Though each serving is packed with an incredible full cup of this nutritional powerhouse, the sweetness of fresh strawberries and banana is front and centre in this deliciously drinkable treat.
Calories per serving = 120
Get the recipe: Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie
Citrus Energy-Boosting Smoothie
Who needs caffeine when you have the energy-boosting power of natural sugars plus the iron in spinach and folate in citrus fruits? The almond milk is a great protein source, too. Add hemp hearts for even more iron (a serving actually has more iron than spinach!).
Calories per serving = 143
Get the recipe: Citrus Energy-Boosting Smoothie
Beet and Strawberry Smoothie
Want a little push to get you through your next workout? Beets, which have lots of nitrate, can help to keep you moving. According to one study, nitrates improved oxygen use and helped study subjects exercise for up to 16 percent longer.
Calories per serving = 147
Get the recipe: Beet and Strawberry Smoothie
Banana and Mango Shake
A thick banana-flavoured milk shake with a tropical touch, this will appeal to children and adults alike. The banana and mango shake is an ideal drink for busy breakfast times as it is packed with nourishment and very quick to prepare.
Calories per serving = 150
Get the recipe: Banana and Mango Shake
Wild Blueberry Soy Shake
Whether you're in the mood for an antioxidant-packed breakfast or a sweet afternoon snack, this smooth blueberry soy shake will hit the spot.
Calories per serving = 140
Get the recipe: Wild Blueberry Soy Shake
Tropical Fruit Smoothie
A 2009 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association followed breast cancer survivors for up to seven years, and found that those who consumed up to 11 grams of soy per day had a 32 percent lower risk of disease recurrence.
Calories per serving = 156
Get the recipe: Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Peach Avocado Smoothie
A medium peach has almost 10 percent of your recommended daily fibre (leave the skin on for the most benefit), and the stone fruit is also a great source of vitamin C. Avocado adds creaminess and healthy fat.
Calories per serving = 93
Get the recipe: Peach Avocado Smoothie