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Healthy Fruit Protein Shake Recipes

Posted Sep 15 2010 12:48am

For those who are health conscious or just wanting to lose weight, here are some healthful recipes that can help on your quest. It was very helpfl for me and I am sure it will be to you too. It’s simple and easy to make using natural fruits available locally. Have fun!

Apricot-Pineapple-Strawberry Shake

1 fresh apricot, diced
1/4 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 banana
6 strawberries
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 1/2 cup water
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax seed oil (optional)
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In a blender, process fruit with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Strawberry Smoothie

6 strawberries, frozen
1 banana, frozen
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 1/4 cup water
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Tropical Shake

1/2 banana, frozen
4 strawberries, frozen
1/2 mango
1 1/4 cup water
2 tbsp. frozen pina coloda mix (or 1/8 tsp. natural coconut extract)
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
6 ice cubes

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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Berry Smoothie

1/2 pear, cored
1/2 banana, frozen
1/4 cup frozen blueberries or frozen mixed berries
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 heaping tbsp. high-quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Orange-Strawberry Shake

6 strawberries, frozen
1/2 banana, frozen
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Apricot Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

1/4 cup crushed pineapple
1 fresh apricot, diced
6 strawberries
1/2 banana
1 1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax seed oil (optional)
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In a blender, process fruit with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Strawberry Fruit Smoothie Recipe

1 banana, frozen
6 strawberries, frozen
1 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Tropical Fruit Shake

1/2 mango
2 tbsp. frozen pina coloda mix (or 1/8 tsp. natural coconut extract)
1/2 banana, frozen
4 strawberries, frozen
6 ice cubes
1 1/4 cup water
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Berry Fruit Smoothie

1/2 pear, cored
1/4 cup frozen blueberries or frozen mixed berries
1/2 banana, frozen
1 1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 heaping tbsp. high-quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Banana-Orange-Strawberry Fruit Shake

1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 banana, frozen
6 strawberries, frozen
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. skim milk powder
1 heaping tbsp. high- quality protein powder (optional)
1 tsp. flax oil (optional)
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In a blender, process all the ingredients until thoroughly mixed and serve.

Berry Sorbet

1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1 cup ice
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. fruit sugar, or Stevia to taste
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Process all the ingredients in a blender until the ice has turned to slush.

Peach Slushie

1 frozen peach, skin removed
1/4 cup peach yogurt
1 cup ice
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Process all the ingredients in a blender until the ice has turned to slush.

Fruit Fizz

1 cup fruit juice, fresh or from concentrate, any type
(preferably without added sugar)
1/2 cup sparkling water
1/2 cup ice

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Blend the ice with the fruit juice in a blender until the ice has turned to slush.

Pour into a tall glass and add the sparkling water.

Lemon Lime Slushie

Juice from two limes
Juice from one lemon
1 cup water
1 cup sparkling water
1 cup ice
4 tsp. fruit sugar, or Stevia to taste
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Blend the ice with the lemon and lime juice in a blender until the ice has turned to slush.

Pour into two tall glass and add the sparkling water.

Cappuccino Ice

1/2 cup low-fat cappuccino yogurt (or any coffee flavored yogurt)
1/4 tsp. instant coffee
1 cup ice
1/4 cup water
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Blend all the ingredients in a blender until the ice has turned to slush.

Asian Fruit Salad with Papaya-Mint Sauce

Reprinted from  lycheesonline.com

1/2 large cantaloupe, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
1 medium papaya, peeled, seeded, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
1/2 large pineapple, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
1 11-ounce can peeled whole lychees in heavy syrup, drained, halved lengthwise
1/2 cup seedless green grapes, halved
1/2 cup seedless red grapes, halved
1/4 cup sweetened shredded or flaked coconut, toasted
Fresh mint sprigs

Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl. (Can be made 4 hours ahead. Cover; chill.)

Papaya-Mint Sauce:

1 large papaya, peeled, seeded, coarsely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons fructose sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint

Puree all ingredients in processor until smooth. Transfer to bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

To Serve: Spoon fruit into 6 small bowls or goblets. Drizzle Papaya-Mint Sauce over fruit. Sprinkle with coconut. Garnish with mint.

Lychee-Orange Salad

Reprinted from  lycheesonline.com

1 head of Boston or bibb lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup fresh or canned lychees
1 orange, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
1 Tbsp Lychee Vinegar
2 thin slices of red onion, separated into rings
2 Tbsp reduced-fat chicken broth
1 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp olive oil

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, oranges, lychees and onions. In a small bowl, whisk the broth, vinegar, juice and oil. Pour the dressing over the lettuce mixture, then toss gently until all ingredients are coated with dressing.  Servings: 4

Fruit and Spinach Salad

1 large red delicious apple, cored & chopped
1 pkg. (10 oz.) washed fresh spinach, torn in bite-size pieces
4 green onions, sliced
1 med. pear, cored & chopped

Combine above ingredients & toss with fruited fat-free vinaigrette dressing. 8 servings

Our Family’s Favorite Fruit Salad Recipe

2 bananas, sliced
1 apple, cut into chunks
1 orange, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup cantaloupe, made into balls
1 cup watermelon, made into balls
1 pear, cut into chunks
1 mango, cut into chunks
unsweetened coconut flakes

Dressing 1 banana
1 orange, sectioned
1/4 cup coconut milk
3 tsp. natural jam (your choice)

Blend until smooth.
Add a little orange juice if you want a thinner sauce.

Gently combine all of the fruit with the dressing and place into attractive serving dishes. Lightly sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes.

Fruit Salad Mix and Match

Take any of the fruit that you currently have in your fridge.
Examples: apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, melons, pears, etc.
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Cut the fruit into bite-sized chunks.
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Mix the chunks together with 2 tsp. fructose (or Stevia to taste)

Place the fruit in an attractive dish and line the inside rim of the dish with low-fat cottage cheese.

Tropical Fruit Salad

1 mango, cut into chunks
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 orange, peeled and cut into chunks
1 large banana, sliced
1 papaya, cut into chunks
1/4 cup coconut cream, thin with a little orange juice if it is too thick

Dressing 1 banana
1 orange, sectioned
3 tsp. natural jam (your choice)
Blend until smooth.

Gently combine all of the fruit with the dressing and place into attractive serving dishes. Drizzle 1 tbsp. of the coconut cream over each salad.

Lemon~Lime Ginger Ale

handful of grapes
1 apple, cored and sliced
½ inch fresh ginger (less if you find the taste too strong)
1/2 lime
1/4 lemon
sparkling mineral water
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Remove the grapes from the stem. Juice the apple and ginger together, then juice the rest of the fruit. Pour the juice in a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water and serve with ice.

Sparkling Tropical Fruit Juice

Recipe taken from I Hate Counting Calories!

1 kiwi, peeled
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1/2 mango, peeled and sliced
sparkling mineral water
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Process the fruit in a juicer. Pour the juice in a large glass and fill to the top with sparkling water and serve.

Gingered Apple Cider Juice

1 inch piece ginger
3 apples or 1 cup apple cider
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Process through a juicer and serve.

Peach Pear Apple Juice Recipe

1 apple, cored and sliced
2 peaches, remove seed
1 pear, sliced
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Process through a juicer and serve.

Fruit Punch (Juice)

6 strawberries, fresh or thawed from frozen
1 apple, cored and sliced
1/2 orange, peeled and sectioned
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Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Fruit Nectar Recipe

1/2 cup raspberries, fresh or thawed from frozen
1 orange, peeled and sectioned
1 nectarine, pitted and sliced
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Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Blueberry Cherry Juice Recipe

Handful of cherries pitted
3/4 cup blueberries
1 apple, cored and sliced
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Process the fruit in a juicer and serve.

Fruit Juice Recipe Ideas…

1 cup strawberries
2 med. apples
1 tsp. lemon juice

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1/2 red grapefruit
1 med. orange
2 handfuls cranberries

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1 pear
1 peach
1 apple

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1 orange
1 mango
1 apple

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