Everybody loves a good smoothie. Thick, creamy or with crushed ice, a cold smoothie beats the heat and fills you up, if it’s done right. Now, what if we could be satiated and have our smoothie under 150 calories? Well you can with the following recipes. So ditch your sugar filled smoothies for these alternatives and enjoy. FYI, just because they’re less than 100 calories, don’t go nuts. After all calories add up. Okay, and away we go.
1. Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie There is no pie here, just pumpkin puree. The nutritional breakdown is as follows for 1 serving (75 Calories):
Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
Carbohydrates: 12.7 g
Protein: 6.2 g
Sugars: 9.9 g
My only comment, is that the sugar content is high compared to the protein content. I would like to see more protein and less sugar. One solution is to add half the sugar or use a no calorie sweetener. Check out the details of how to make it here.
2. Peanut Butter and Ovaltine Smoothie Mmmmmm, peanut butter…and ovaltine. The nutritional breakdown is as follows for 1 serving (100 Calories):
Fat: 4.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Protein: 6.4 g
Sugars: 6.5 g
Now this, I like, due to the higher protein content. Check out the details of how to make it here.
3. Strawberry Banana Smoothie Strawberry and Banana is a classic. This one has oats added to it, to make it very heart friendly, with very little sugar. The nutritional breakdown is as follows for 1 serving (84.1 Calories):
Fat: 0.9 g
Cholesterol: 1.6 mg
Protein: 4.1 g
Sugars: 0.9 g
This would be a good shake to have before working out, due to carb content. Check out the details of how to make it here.
4.Orange Julius Protein Smoothie This can be for breakfast or maybe a dessert during the day. Low sugar content with some orange zest, what’s not to love.
The nutritional breakdown is as follows for 1 serving (130 Calories):
Fat: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g
Protein: 16 g
Sugars: 8 g
This has a lot of protein. An even lower sugar content would have been better. But still not bad. Check out the details, of how to make it, here.
5. Low Cal Strawberry Smoothie Another great tasting smoothie. This is as simple as you can get. The nutritional breakdown is as follows for 1 serving (116.1 Calories):
This has a fair amount of protein. Check out the details, of how to make it, here.
I will continue to update this post with more smoothie recipes for your tasting and health pleasure. None of the recipes call for expensive ingredients or anything that is difficult to get. All are pretty simple and do not take long to make. So, even if you’re in a hurry, you can still find the time to knockout one of these smoothies. You can try adding some chia seeds or almonds to any of these recipes for a little extra protein and healthy fats.
P.S. The Healthy Goat was spotted somewhere in NYC trying to eat his peanut butter smoothie (yes…I said eating). I know he loves his PB, but a whole jar?….in one blender? He was last seen at “Blenders ‘r Us” shopping for a new blender/processor….The last one smells of PB and burnt plastic.