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  • Sep 27, 2010
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Smoothies are easy to make, nutritious, and very inexpensive. A great way also to get vital nutrition in a quickie way and a wonderful substitute for breakfast, lunch or as a snack. Here is a list of some good recipes I found on Abs Diet Online.  

Recipes call for whey protein powder, but you can substitute any protein powder you may have on hand.  This is available anywhere in a large can and is inexpensive.

Ground flaxseed can either be purchased in a box or container (even WalMart sells this) or you can buy in bulk at your local health food store for a very low price - just keep in your refrigerator so it does not go bad.

For the fruit smoothies, you can substitute frozen fruit instead of fresh thereby eliminating the need for ice cubes.

All recipes take 3 minutes to prepare and make 2 servings.

These are listed in no particular order.
Chocolate Smoothie
1 cup nonfat chocolate milk (maybe substitute chocolate soy milk for this)
2 tbsp. low fat plain yogurt
2 tbsp. reduced fat peanut butter
2 tsp. ground flaxseed
6 ice cubes
2 tsp. protein powder
Mix it all up in a blender or smoothie maker!

Abs Diet Ultimate Power Smoothie
1 cup     1% milk
2 tbsp.    lowfat vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup   Quaker Quick 1-minute oats-dry
2 tsp.      creamy peanut butter
2 tsp.      choc. protein powder
6              ice cubes

Microwave the oatmeal according to package directions
Add oatmeal and other ingredients and blend in your blender!

Chocolate Factory Smoothie
1 cup    nonfat choc. milk
2 tbsp. plain nonfat yogurt
2 tbsp. low fat peanut butter
2 tsp.   choc. protein powder
2 tsp.   ground flaxseed
6          ice cubes

Blend it all up!
Juicy Fruit Juice Smoothie
1            Medium Banana
1/2 cup   whole strawberries
1/2 cup  1% milk
2 tbsp.   lowfat vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup  orange juice
2 tsp.     vanilla protein powder
3            ice cubes

Blend all in your blender!

Blue Velvet Smoothie
1/2  cup  Nonfat Chocolate Milk
1/2  cup  Low Fat Vanilla Yogurt
1/2  cup  Blueberries
2  tsp.     Choc. protein powder
2  tsp.     Ground flaxseed
3             Ice cubes

Blend all together!

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