Healthy Start Smoothie Recipe

healthy start smoothie recipe
Get a jumpstart on your New Year's Resolutions with this satisfying, healthy smoothie.

Overview


Total time:  40 S

Servings:  2

Calories:  260


Ingredients

  • 6 oz. water
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups kale optional
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar (or your choice of sweetener, to taste) optional

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 14 fl. oz.
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 210mg
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Protein: 11g

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar in order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select "Smoothie" cycle or blend on a Medium Low speed for 10 seconds, then Medium High speed for 30 seconds.



18 comments


  • Scott Patterson

    Need to bring down the sugar content just a bit, but that shouldn’t be hard with some simple tweaking of fruit.


  • Kristen Devries

    I would just use the mango and then use berries instead of the pineapple. They have the lowest glycemic index of all fruit. Most of the sugar is coming from that pineapple. And I use liquid stevia for the sweetener. And definitely leave in the kale…or use spinach for a milder taste and work your way up to kale!


  • Russ W


    The agave is a really bad idea if you want to call this healthy. It is worse than high fructuse corn syrup.


  • Chris DeCarlo

    The cottage cheese is a deal breaker for me and the excess sugar from fruit. Must modify this one.


  • Radu C

    I use 1/2 scoop of protein powder instead of cottage cheese, 1/2 banana only, skip the pineapple, and I add some walnuts.


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