Easy Healthy Smoothies

easy healthy smoothies shakeologyHere are some easy healthy smoothies recipes for you!  Whether you need a meal replacement for weight loss or a super healthy, energizing snack, these will do the trick.

There are recipes for each Shakeology flavor-Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Greenberry, Tropical Strawberry (Vegan), and Chocolate Vegan.

For the best taste, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets.

Also, for recipes that require milk, you can use any kind of milk or milk substitute (almond, rice, or coconut milk) – the more milk you add, the creamier it gets!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

1 serving Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup water

Calories: 188

 

Mocha Chiller

1 serving Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup unsweetened black coffee, cooled
1/8 tsp. almond extract (optional)

Calories: 154

 

Chocolate Minty

1 serving Chocolate Shakeology
1 cup water
1/8 tsp. mint extract

Calories: 156

 

Orange Dream

1 serving Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup 100% orange juice
½ cup water
½ tsp. grated orange peel

Calories: 186

 

Apple Pie

1 serving Vanilla Shakeology
1 cup water
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Calories: 184

 

Piña Colada

1 serving Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup water
½ cup 100% pineapple juice
½ tsp. coconut extract

Calories: 202

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Strawberry Lemonade

1 serving Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup water
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. pure maple syrup

Calories: 154

 

Strawberry-Watermelon Surprise

1 serving Strawberry Shakeology
½ cup water
½ cup diced watermelon
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint

Calories: 155

 

Strawberry-Avocado Dream

1 serving Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup mashed avocado

Calories: 230

 

Strawberry Lemonade

1 serving Greenberry Shakeology
Juice of 1 small lemon
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup water

Calories: 198

 

Coco-Pineapple

1 serving Greenberry Shakeology
1 cup coconut water
½ cup frozen or canned pineapple chunks

Calories: 219

 

Easy Healthy Smoothies Vegan Style! 

Sweet Almond Sunrise

1 serving Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp. nonfat plain yogurt
1 tsp. honey

Calories: 198

 

Tropical Passion

1 serving Tropical Strawberry Shakeology (Vegan)
1 cup nonfat milk (or almond milk)
¼ cup pineapple chunks
¼ cup sliced mango

Calories: 263

 

Banana Coconut Cruise

1 serving Tropical Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup coconut milk
½ tsp. vanilla extract
½ banana

Calories: 269

 

Choco-Mint

1 serving Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 cup water
1/8 tsp. mint extract

Calories: 170

 

Chocolate Strawberry Cream

1 serving Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries

Calories: 237

 

Get many more easy healthy smoothies recipes here!

 

Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipes

low fat sweet potato recipesEnjoy these low fat sweet potato recipes!

Did you know that sweet potatoes are a Native American plant? They’re one of the most nutritious vegetables, packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C.
 

Chili Sweet Potato Batons

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

 Ingredients:

3 cups cubed yams (or sweet potatoes)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
Nonstick cooking spray
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

 Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine yams, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
3. Place yams on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

 Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 163  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 82 mg

Carbohydrate: 31 g  Fiber: 5 g  Sugar: 1 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Rosemary Roasted Low Fat Sweet Potato Recipe

low fat sweet potato recipes

 

Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 50 min.
Yield: 4 servings, about 2/3 cup each

Ingredients:
3 cups cubed sweet potatoes
1 Tbsp. olive oil
6 fresh rosemary sprigs, leaves removed and finely chopped, stems discarded
Nonstick cooking spray
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
2. Combine sweet potatoes, oil, and rosemary in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
3. Place sweet potatoes on a baking sheet that has been lightly coated with spray. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender.
4. Season with salt and pepper if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 163  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 82 mg
Carbohydrate: 31 g  Fiber: 5 g  Sugar: 1 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Sweet Potato Bites

low fat sweet potato recipes

Total Time: 30 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 20 min.
Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 dash sea salt
1 dash ground black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine sweet potatoes and oil in a medium bowl; mix well.
3. Season with salt and pepper; mix well.
4. Layer sweet potatoes on a baking sheet lightly coated with spray.
5. Bake for 10 minutes; turn and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender-crisp.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 172  Fat: 7 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 214 mg

Carbohydrate: 26 g  Fiber: 4 g  Sugar: 5 g  Protein: 2 g

 

 

Steamed Sweet Potato with Scrambled Egg Whites

low fat sweet potato recipes
Total Time: 16 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 11 min.
Yield: 1 serving

 

Ingredients:

Water
½ large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 tsp. olive oil
1 fresh rosemary sprig, leaves removed and chopped, stem discarded

Preparation:
1. Fill bottom of steamer with 2 inches of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Place sweet potato in top of steamer; steam for 5 to 7 minutes, or until fork-tender. Set aside.
2. Combine egg whites and egg in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
3. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat.
4. Add egg mixture; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until set.
5. Place eggs and sweet potato on a serving plate. Sprinkle sweet potato with rosemary; serve immediately.

Tip: Sweet potato can also be cooked in a microwave. Pierce clean sweet potato 4 to 5 times with a fork. Microwave on high for 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Peel and cut into pieces.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 238 Fat: 10 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 186 mg Sodium: 326 mg
Carbohydrate: 15 g Fiber: 2 g Sugar: 4 g Protein: 22 g

Healthy Kale Recipe Ideas for You!

Pasta and Kale

Pasta with Kale

Pasta with Kale and Turkey Sausage

I decided to share some kale recipe ideas with you because I’ve recently discovered the wonders of kale. It happens to be one of the healthiest veggies on the planet! It’s a low calorie, 0 fat, and high fiber super-food known as the “queen of greens”. Here’s a delicious recipe for you to try.

Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:
6 oz. dry whole wheat pasta
1 tsp. olive oil
½ medium yellow (or orange) bell pepper, chopped
½ medium onion, chopped
8 oz. Italian-style turkey sausage, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Sea salt and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
½ cup low-sodium, organic fat-free chicken broth
1 bunch kale, ribs removed, chopped (about 3 cups)
1 Tbsp. shredded Parmesan cheese (to taste; optional)

Preparation:
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
2. Heat large skillet over medium heat.
3. Add oil, bell pepper, and onion. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
4. Add sausage and garlic, Season with salt and pepper if desired; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sausage starts to brown.
5. Add broth and kale. Cook, stirring occasionally, adding additional broth or water as needed, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until kale is soft.
6. Add pasta to sausage mixture.
7. Top with cheese if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 321 Fat: 8 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 43 mg Sodium: 509 mg Carbohydrate: 43 g Fiber: 2 g Sugar: 1 g Protein: 23 g

 


 Another Great Kale Recipe Idea!

 

Grilled Tilapia with Kale

Grilled Tilapia with Kale

Italian Grilled Tilapia with Kale and Tomato

Make flaky, delicious Italian grilled tilapia in minutes with this easy recipe.  You can even save the seasoning blend to use in other recipes for chicken, fish, and vegetables!

Total Time: 17 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: None
Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients:
1 (4-oz.) raw tilapia fillet
½ tsp. Italian Seasoning Blend (recipe below)
Nonstick cooking spray
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2½ cups chopped fresh kale
1½ cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half (or 2 medium tomatoes, chopped)
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation:
1. Season both sides of tilapia with Italian seasoning; set aside.
2. Heat large nonstick skillet, lightly coated with spray, over medium heat.
3. Add garlic and kale; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 to 2 minutes.
4. Place tilapia fillet on top of kale mixture; cook, covered, for 1 minute.
5. Gently turn tilapia over. Top with tomatoes; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until tilapia is cooked through and flakes easily when tested with a fork.
6. Place kale, tilapia, and tomatoes on a serving plate; drizzle with oil.
Tip: The Italian Seasoning blend can be stored in an airtight container for future kale recipe ideas.

Italian Seasoning Blend
4 Tbsp. dried parsley, crushed
4 tsp. dried onion flakes
2 tsp. dried basil, crushed
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 tsp. ground thyme
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Preparation:
1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 279   Fat: 8 g   Saturated Fat: 2 g   Cholesterol: 57 mg   Sodium: 195 mg Carbohydrate: 27 g Fiber: 6 g   Sugar: 6 g   Protein: 31 g

Kale Chips

Kale Chips

Chips: An Excellent Kale Recipe Idea!

Snack time! A  crunchy, healthy kale recipe high in vitamin A. Here you go!

Total Time: 28 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 18 min.
Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each

Ingredients:
1 bunch (about 6 oz.) kale leaves
1 Tbsp. olive oil

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Remove kale leaves from stems. Tear leaves into bite-sized pieces.
Discard stems.
3. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner or paper towel.
4. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, if desired.
5. Combine leaves and oil in medium bowl; toss gently to blend.
6. Add desired flavoring combinations; mix well.
7. Arrange kale on prepared baking sheet in a single layer.
8. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until crisp.
9. Transfer onto a wire rack or paper towels; cool.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 51  Fat: 4 g  Saturated Fat: 1 g  Cholesterol: 0 mg  Sodium: 18 mg  Carbohydrate: 4 g  Fiber: 1 g  Sugar: 0 g  Protein: 1 g

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