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Healthy Fruit Smoothies Recipe

Healthy Fruit Smoothies Recipe

My kids like smoothies so I make them often. They're just right for breakfast, a dessert or an afternoon snack. It's fun to experiment with different fruits and berries. —Susan McCartney, Onalaska, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup canned unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  • 1. In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process for 30-45 seconds or until blended. Stir if necessary. Pour into chilled glasses; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Healthy Fruit Smoothies

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MissCarol44 User ID: 6056464 159510
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"I do not use sugar in any of my fruit drinks, just honey, but not the processed kind, and I substitute Almond Milk/Coconut Milk (a 50-50 mix). Not bad at all."

smagal User ID: 5715837 209942
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"This is good as is, but I like to add a scoop or 2 of ice cream to it (I know this doesn't make it as healthy)"

busymom3k User ID: 7685298 178091
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2014

"Try adding some Chia seeds, you'll have to adjust the nutritional count but its well worth it. If you add the Chia seeds to your milk and let absord before adding to the smoothie they blend better without sticking to the sides of the blender."

t-macka User ID: 1174815 176002
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"This is an excellent start to the morning. For those who don't want it sweet...don't add the sugar. I sometimes add Splenda if mine needs it. I've never used the powered milk. I don't usually have that in the cupboard the plain yogurt is enough for me. I use what ever fruit I have on hand..fresh frozen or canned. I've sometimes added psyllium husk to the drink. This drink is my breakfast and it gives me lot's of energy."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4155229 209941
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"I agree with the reviews about the sugar...fruit has its own, why add more? The banana would also make it creamy without adding dairy if someone has a problem with that. We owned a smoothie bar in the local YMCA and never used dairy in our smoothies and the customers appreciated that!"

ChefZ User ID: 6049499 159509
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"I think that the sugar is necessary because the yogurt, strawberries, and pineapple are all unsweetened. If you don't want to use sugar, use Splenda or honey instead. Or use a fruit that has more natural sugar or flavored yogurt."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1658274 113922
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"For a nutritional impact, try adding a handful of aronia berries in each smoothie. They are high in antioxidants and help balance blood sugar. We use them all the time."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1463317 159508
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Just an idea for you - if you use a banana in it you don't have to add sugar."

lil-flower User ID: 2034084 172900
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Why the added sugar the fruit has it's own natural sugars"

Sportbominable User ID: 988923 101153
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"These are delicious. My kids will even eat them even though it has fat free milk in it."

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