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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
The only thing better than peanut butter and banana is peanut butter, banana and chocolate, which makes this quite wholesome breakfast smoothie into a real treat without adding a lot of extra calories. There’s a lot of calcium, protein and potassium in this smoothie, and everyone will love getting nutrients in a delicious drink. If you like, use a dollop or two of Nutella instead of chocolate syrup, for a nuttier chocolate flavor.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie
The vanilla yogurt adds sweetness and the addition of more vanilla extract plays up the cheesecake flavor, but it’s the bit of cream cheese, just for a creamy mouth feel, and the graham cracker and cinnamon “crust” that will fool your tastebuds into thinking you’re really drinking cheesecake in a glass.
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Milk and Honey Smoothie
Freeze the banana first to make this smoothie into a creamy concoction that you'll have a hard time differentiating from a milkshake. The important thing about freezing bananas is to peel them first! It’s a great way to use up slightly overripe fruit; when it comes to bananas, brown is sweeter.
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Tropical Fruit Smoothie
Be sure to use coconut milk, not cream of coconut, which is thick and sweetened. You can use canned pineapple chunks but be sure to buy the ones in their own juice, not in syrup. You can add a few ice cubes while the blender is running if you want the smoothie thicker.
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A little cinnamon is the secret ingredient to making mangos taste their best. The warm spice is perfectly suited to bringing out the tropical sweetness. If your mango is very ripe, add a shot of lemon or lime juice to play up the tanginess. If you want a thicker shake, use more ice cubes.
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