5 Slimming Superfood Smoothies

assorted fruit smoothies

Forget your go-to strawberry and banana smoothie combo and sip on something healthy AND exciting this summer!  Thanks to antioxidant-rich berries, nuts and green tea, these five recipes are packed with superfood power.  Drink up!

To Make:  In the order listed, place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.  If you are using frozen fruit instead of fresh, only use 3/4 cup of ice.

1. Berry-Cherry Chiller

1 cup ice cubes
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup pitted and halved cherries
1/2 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons ground flaxseed
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sip Tip: Pure vanilla extract has less calories than flavored syrup, so try not to substitute.


2. Island Mango Madness

1 cup ice cubes
3/4 cup chopped mango
1/2 cup canned pineapple chunks
2 tablespoons canned pineapple juice
1/2 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon lime juice
Pinch cayenne pepper

Sip Tip:  The mango does not need to be soft.

READ: Feed Your Superpowers: 5 Superfoods For More Energy & Vitality