banana_OJ_smoothie What’s so great about smoothies? For one thing, they’re incredibly convenient: You just throw everything into a blender and press a button, which eliminates any excuse for not eating right. For another, they’re high in volume, so they take up a lot of space in your stomach.  And those fruits and vegies are full of fiber….the more fiber you get, the longer you will feel satisfied.  But most importantly, they taste really good! Try the Sweet Spinach Smoothie that’s packed with protein.  It’s a meal in a glass and will definitely rev up your metabolism.If you’re looking for something with fewer calories, maybe to use as a snack, scroll down to the Banana OJ smoothie for a treat that weighs in at just 100 calories.

Sweet Spinach Smoothiespinach smoothie

6 ounces plain nonfat Greek yogurt
2 cups spinach leaves, packed
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
15 green or red grapes
2 tablespoons chopped avocado
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juiceNutrition facts per smoothie:

Calories 316
Protein 21g
Carbohydrate 52g
Fat 6g (0.9g saturated)
Fiber 9g
Sodium 115mg

Banana OJ Smoothie

1 small banana
¾ C skim milk
½ C nonfat sugar-free flavored yogurt
¼ C Orange Juice

Nutrition facts per smoothie:

Calories    120
Protein    7 g
Carbohydrate    26 g
Total Fat    0.3 g (0.1g saturated)
Sodium    90 mg

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