Kick start your day the scrumptious way with a refreshing smoothie! With these simple recipes and just a few minutes time, you can enjoy a healthy and portable breakfast on-the-go.  A cold, creamy concoction filled with your favorite fruits, vegetables, yogurts, and nutritional essentials will keep you feeling satisfied all morning.  Valley Magazine featured some enticing smoothie recipes we just had to share with you.  All recipes are adapted from  With several to choose from, you are sure to find a smoothie that will delight your palate, and speak to your grumbling stomach!

We have featured the Banana-Raspberry Smoothie

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Banana-Raspberry Smoothie


1 large banana, sliced

1 1/4 cups frozen raspberries

1/2 cup low-fat milk


Place sliced banana on a plate and freeze for 10 minutes, then blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve cold.  (Servings: 2)


Applicious Smoothie


2 cups unsweetened applesauce

1 cup apple juice

1 cup orange juice

2 Tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Blend ingredients until smooth.  Serve Cold. (Servings: 4)


Berry-Cran Smoothie


2 cups frozen strawberries, unsweetened

1 cup 100% juice, cranberry blend

6 ounces low-fat vanilla yogurt


Blend ingredients until smooth. Serve cold. (Servings: 2)


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