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Yo-J Banana Bran Smoothie

Yo-J Banana Bran Smoothie Healthy Drink Recipes

(This recipe yields 1 serving)

* 5 Tablespoons nonfat vanilla yogurt
* 1 large banana
* 3/4 cup orange juice
* 1/4 cup wheat bran
* ice (3 to 6 cubes)

Add yogurt, banana (quartered), bran, and juice to blender. Blend. Serve over ice (or blend with ice for a colder drink with a different texture).

Makes one VERY large serving.

Potassium, vitamin C, protein, calcium, and 6 grams of fiber! For some delicious variations, add a few berries, or substitute chocolate soy milk for OJ.
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Apple Apricot Smoothie

Apple Apricot Smoothie Healthy Drink Recipes

(This recipe yields 2 servings)

* 1 golden delicious apple
* 1 cup apple juice
* 4 apricots
* 1 medium banana
* 3/4 cup plain yogurt
* 1 dozen icecubes
* 1 Tablespoon honey

Pit the apricot and peel if desired. Peel and core apple. Chop all fruit into 1/2-inch blender-friendly pieces.

Place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

This recipe makes two large servings. A healthy way to start the day !
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Cran-Raspberry Smoothie Recipe

Fruit smoothies are a great way to start the morning. This smoothie recipe combines cranberries and oranges for a smoothie that's not only delicious but nutrient-dense as well. Enjoy !

Cran-Raspberry Smoothie Healthy Drink Recipes


# 1 cup cranberry juice
# 1 cup orange juice
# 1 cup raspberry sorbet
# 1 cup frozen cranberries
# 2 tbsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
# 2 orange slices for garnish (optional)


Mix all ingredients in a blender on high speed until smooth. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.

Nutritional Info:
Yields: 2 servings
Calories: 336
Protein: 2g
Carbs: 83g
Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 0
Sodium: 30mg
Fiber: 5g

Tip: To get some extra protein, add your favorite soy protein powder.

Check out my smoothie recipe ebook! Over 30 of my favorite delicious smoothie recipes packed with flavor, vitamins, and nutrients!
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Chocolate Malted Shake Recipe

You won't miss the fat and calories in this chocolate shake. Rich and delicious and best of all...guilt free ! Enjoy !

Chocolate Malted Shake Healthy Drink Recipes


# 6 cups reduced-fat frozen vanilla yogurt
# 3 1/2 cups fat-free milk
# 1/4 cup sugar-free instant chocolate drink mix
# 1/4 cup malted milk powder
# 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


In 2 or 3 batches, blend all ingredients in blender until smooth.

Nutritional Info:
One serving = 1 cup
Yield: 10 servings
Calories: 193
Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 2mg
Sodium: 172mg
Carbs: 37g
Trace fiber
Protein: 9g
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First Blush Mint Julep

Picture it; a large front porch, a chair on that porch, overlooking the beautiful deep blue skies of the deep south. And the picture wouldn't be complete without an ice cold mint julep, slowly sipped to ease the heat of a summer day. Mint juleps are refreshing and tasty but can also be healthy. Made with natural fruit juice, mint juleps can be a healthy alternative to those sugar filled drinks that pack on the calories and the pounds. Here's a recipe for a healthy mint julep.

First Blush Mint Julep Healthy Drink

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes


* 1 oz. First Blush Juice (either Cabernet, Merlot or Rose’) - All Natural Fruit Juice
* 1 1/2 oz. all natural grapefruit juice
* 1/2 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
* 2 mint sprigs


1. Bruise 1 mint sprig in bar mixing glass with lime juice.

2. Add remaining ingredients and shake over ice.

3. Strain over ice into a chilled rocks glass.

4. Garnish with the remaining mint.

Credits: Cecilia Orozco
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