Sip and SHRED

We have featured Dr. Ian Smith, the Danbury-born author of the best-selling “SHRED” lifestyle books, in WAG several times. The most recent mention was back in May’s “Chic Choices” column, where Smith’s popcorn, “SHRED Pop,” was spotlighted as a healthy (and tasty) snacking choice. This week, we’re happy to share some of the doctor’s recipes for fat-fighting smoothies — perfect timing for these steamy days. The guilt-free treats all come in at less than 200 calories, satisfy the sweet tooth and help with your weight-loss goals. Get those blenders cranking.

For more information about the SHREDDER lifestyle, visit ShredLife.com.

Classic Blueberry Mango Smoothie

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

1 cup mango chunks

¼ cup vanilla soy milk, almond milk, skim milk or water

1 cup plain yogurt

¼ cup ice chips, optional

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until drink is desired temperature. If you want to drink immediately, simply add ¼ cup ice chips to the ingredients.

Fruit Power Smoothie

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4

1 cup strawberries

½ cup blueberries

1 kiwi, peeled and sliced

1 banana, peeled and chopped

1 cup ice cubes

1 8-ounce container peach yogurt

½ cup orange juice (not from concentrate)

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until drink is desired temperature.

Green Power Machine

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

½ cup apple, peeled, cored and chopped

4 kale leaves chopped

½ cup chopped mango

6 romaine leaves chopped

¼ cup fresh parsley sprigs

1 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and chopped

1 cup of water

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth. Refrigerate until drink is desired temperature.

For more recipes of all kinds, check out WAG’s July “Power Foods” issue. – Mary Shustack

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