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How do you make a homemade smoothie?

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To make a smoothie, a combination of fruits, diary products, ice, vegetables or other ingredients must be blended to a smooth texture in a blender. The Food Network website offers more than 50 smoothie recipes, and the Health website offers up to 11 healthy smoothie recipes that weigh in at less than 300 calories each.

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How do you make a homemade smoothie?
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Yogurt Fruit Smoothie

Making a smoothie at home requires only a few ingredients and a blender. Make healthy smoothies using low-fat yogurt or ones with heavy cream if calories are not a concern. Below is a recipe for a healthy yogurt fruit smoothie that is less than 200 calories

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 0 min.

Ready In: 5 min.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup fat-free milk
  • 8 ounces low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange-pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • Mint leaves (optional)
  1. Combine ingredients
  2. Place all the ingredients into the blender.

  3. Blend
  4. Blend everything until smooth.

  5. Scrape
  6. Scrape the side of the blender several times to ensure all the ingredients are properly mixed.

  7. Garnish
  8. Garnish with fresh fruit or fresh mint leaves.

  9. Serve
  10. Serve right away in a large milkshake glass with a straw.

Smoothies can be made with yogurt, milk or ice cream, as well as many other dairy products. Ingredients like, peanut butter, angel food cake, carrots, honey, kale and cucumbers are all commonly used in many smoothie recipes.

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