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4 South Beach Diet Smoothie Recipes

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I've been on the South Beach Diet for a few months and have found these smoothies to be delicious and satisfying!

These smoothies are delicious AND nutritious!

These smoothies are delicious AND nutritious!

South Beach Diet Smoothies

I’ve been on the South Beach Diet for 4 months now, and I’ve found a love for soy milk smoothies and have had success with weight loss. The smoothie recipes I am sharing are my own, that I have created in my kitchen, without a website or recipe book. I prefer a sweet smoothie as an evening snack before bed. I use fresh fruit and frozen fruit depending on what I have in the house (the fruit is frozen most of the time though). I buy fresh fruit and rinse, cut, and freeze it myself so it lasts longer. I also let my smoothies set in the fridge for at least half an hour before drinking them so they thicken. I do not use dairy products because I am lactose intolerant. Feel free to substitute low-fat milk for the light soy milk in these recipes. Experiment with different fruit combinations and ingredients. You’ll be surprised what actually tastes wonderful together!

Peanut butter smoothies are perfect for the South Beach Diet.

Peanut butter smoothies are perfect for the South Beach Diet.

Phase 1: Peanut Butter Vanilla Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups light soy milk

1 tablespoon organic peanut butter (creamy)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ tablespoon artificial sweetener of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Pour liquids first
  2. Add peanut butter and sweetener
  3. Blend well – approx 45 seconds on high
  4. Pour in 2 glasses
  5. Refrigerate
  6. Serve topped with cinnamon and/or fat-free whipped topping for variations
Chocolate and bananas go hand in hand!

Chocolate and bananas go hand in hand!

Phase 2: Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups light soy milk

1 tablespoon peanut butter (creamy)

1 small banana

2 teaspoons sugar free chocolate sauce

Instructions:

  1. Pour soy milk first
  2. Add all other ingredients
  3. Blend well – approx. 45 seconds on high
  4. Pour in glasses and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to thicken
Sweet, tangy, and refreshing!

Sweet, tangy, and refreshing!

Phase 2: Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups light soy milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 strawberries

1 peach – sliced to remove pit

1 tablespoon artificial sweetener (otherwise this smoothie can be bitter)

Instructions:

  1. Add soy milk and vanilla
  2. Pour in strawberries, peach slices and sweetener
  3. Blend well – approx 45 seconds
  4. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to thicken
This blueberry almond smoothie recipe is my personal favorite!

This blueberry almond smoothie recipe is my personal favorite!

Phase 2: Blueberry Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups light soy milk

Approx 16 frozen blue berries

¼ cup dry roasted, unsalted almonds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon artificial sweetener

Instructions:

  1. Add soy milk and vanilla
  2. Add all remaining ingredients
  3. Blend well – approx 60 seconds to get those pesky almonds

Disclaimer: This one will make little purple and brown things stick in your teeth from the blueberries and almonds. This is not a good first-date smoothie or take-to-work smoothie unless you have a toothbrush or toothpick.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

Comments

Sandy on March 04, 2018:

What is the nutrition info. I'm interested in protein, fat, carb, sugars.

Allan Philip from Toronto on January 23, 2013:

You made my day, I'm going to work on a smoothie now.

Sondra (author) from Neverland on May 21, 2012:

Hi RHW :) I can be like that with the instant grat too. Sometimes I can get so focused on it that I will make midnight shopping runs just to get ingredients for recipes hehe

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on May 19, 2012:

Hey Ardie - that peanut butter and chocolate smoothies looks so good! I want one - NOW! Lol. Gosh I'm always all about instant gratification...I'm such a b.I.atch! Lol

Joseph De Cross from New York on October 11, 2011:

you are welcome!

Sondra (author) from Neverland on October 11, 2011:

Hello lord! I don't think I've ever had papaya. I will have to try that one. Thanks for stopping in :)

Joseph De Cross from New York on October 11, 2011:

Nice one..very nice Ardie! I would love to add Papaya, is good for your stomach and regulates your methabolism. Love this hub. Hope more readers with dieting issues can read this article. Voted up!

LORD

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Sondra (author) from Neverland on October 11, 2011:

Hello iZeko :) That's two in two days that use honey, I've GOT to try that!! It would be more whole foody without the art. sweetener too.

iZeko on October 11, 2011:

Your hub is delicious! I have to say that the blueberry almond smoothie is my favorite too. I’ll only replace the artificial sweetener with honey and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

Sondra (author) from Neverland on October 10, 2011:

Oh, you devil! Seriously, though I will have to try that ;)

epigramman on October 10, 2011:

..yes preferably liquid honey ... like the honey which drips off my tongue when I read your hubs ..... lake erie time 7:13pm

Sondra (author) from Neverland on October 10, 2011:

Well hello my dear epi! Adding an egg and yogurt is an excellent way to add protein and dairy to your diet. I haven't thought about adding honey, sooo good! There's a local honeybee farm that sells homemade honey at our flea market and I just bought some. Is that the kind you would add?

epigramman on October 10, 2011:

...well I really do love smoothes and there are some really great (and new for me) recipes here to follow - and my own recipe to add yogurt, liquid honey and an egg to the fruit of your choice and juice base ......

and yes you are a pretty 'smooth' writer yourself Miss Ardie - so glad we met through Facebook.

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Sondra (author) from Neverland on September 21, 2011:

Thanks :) It took me a while to like smoothies and now I cant get enough of them. As soon as I posted this hub I went and made the blueberry almond one. But I split it with my daughter so I wouldn't pig out!

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on September 21, 2011:

Great hub. I'm definitely going to try the strawberry peach one. I also like the idea of being experimental and creating my own blends. Thanks for sharing.