6 Smoothie Recipes That Pack All The Goodness – But None Of The Fat

by | Mar 13, 2024 | Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to get a good dose of your five-a-day portions of vegetables and fruit. When you juice fruit, you remove the fibre and some other important nutrients, whereas a smoothie includes the whole fruit, just broken down. Choosing a smoothie over juice allows you to gain more of the benefits of the fruit – but eating the whole fruit remains the best option.

Not all smoothies are created equal…

It’s important to realise that not all smoothies are equal and even if a smoothie is loaded with fruit, it may still be very high in kilojoules and fat, depending on the ingredients. The kilojoule count could be as high as an average meal or even higher.

“I usually try to make my own smoothies, so that I know what’s in them and if I get one at a store, I go for the smallest serving, fruit-based, with yoghurt instead of ice cream and not too many ingredients. Try to fit your smoothie into your daily plan. By this, I mean that if it replaces a meal, it should be nutritious enough and if you’re having it as a snack or drink with a meal, try to keep it skinnier.”

Celeste Naude, dietitian

Quick tip

If you’re having your smoothie as a snack or adding it to a meal as a drink, think, “If I kept all the ingredients in this smoothie separate, would I eat all of them as a snack or in addition to the meal on my plate?” Remember, because it tends to be easier for us to drink and it takes less time, it’s effortless to glug down a smoothie.

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Skinnier Smoothie Recipes

Here are a few delicious skinnier smoothie ideas. Each recipe yields one portion and you should serve it ice cold.

1. Tropical Twist Smoothie

Tropical Twist Smoothie

Celeste Naude
Bursting with refreshing flavours and made from just three simple ingredients, it's the ultimate sip of paradise.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large rings of chopped pineapple
  • ½ chopped mango
  • 175ml fat-free mixed fruit yoghurt

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth.
Keyword Smoothie

2. Quick Kiwi-berry

Quick Kiwi-Berry Smoothie

Celeste Naude
Made with zesty kiwi fruit, juicy raspberries and chilled apple juice, it's a vibrant burst of flavour designed for the woman on the move.
Course Breakfast
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kiwi fruit peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 100ml chilled apple juice 100%, unsweetened

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth.
Keyword Smoothie

3. Banana Blast Recipe

Banana Blast Smoothie

Celeste Naude
Start your day with a nutritious punch, along with a boost of potassium and fibre.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium banana sliced
  • 1 tbsp oats
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 200ml skimmed milk

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth.
Keyword Smoothie

4. Very Berry Smoothie

Blueberries are renowned for their brain-boosting properties, while raspberries bring their fibre-rich goodness to the mix. This is a must-have!

Very Berry Smoothie

A super fresh berry blast that'll have you coming back for more! Loaded with the goodness of blueberries and raspberries, this vibrant blend packs a punch of antioxidants and vitamins.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp honey

Instructions
 

  • Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth. Serve immediately.
Keyword Smoothie

5. Red and Yellow Rush Smoothie Recipe

Red and Yellow Rush Smoothie

Celeste Naude
With its vibrant hues and tantalising appearance, you might mistake it for a cocktail – but don't let its looks fool you! It's packed with vitamin C and antioxidants.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 10 frozen strawberries
  • 1 medium banana sliced
  • 1 medium orange
  • ice cubes

Instructions
 

  • Take 10 frozen strawberries and one medium-sliced banana and blend into a paste. 
  • Add a few ice cubes and the juice of one medium orange and blend until the ice is crushed. Serve immediately.
Keyword Smoothie

6. Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Peaches and Cream Smoothie

Celeste Naude
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Servings 1 serving

Equipment

  • 1 Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large peach peeled and chopped
  • 175ml fat-free peach yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp oat bran

Instructions
 

  • Blend the chopped peach with yoghurt and oat bran.
  • Serve, garnished with a peach slice.
Keyword Smoothie

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