While it’s certainly tempting to pick up a premade smoothie at the grocery store or snag a fruity drink from the juice cart near your office, beware: these beverages often contain tons of added sugars, which can negate your healthy-eating goals.

January 23, 2017

While it’s certainly tempting to pick up a premade smoothie at the grocery store or snag a fruity drink from the juice cart near your office, beware: these beverages often contain tons of added sugars, which can negate your healthy-eating goals.

Enter our blackberry-banana slim-down smoothie. It contains seven wholesome ingredients, like frozen blackberries (they’re packed with antioxidants!), a banana, light coconut milk, honey (giving the drink subtle sweetness), low-fat yogurt, and lemon juice and lemon zest for fresh flavor. And thanks to the yogurt, this drink has an amazing creamy texture and plenty of protein to keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

Throw all the ingredients into a blender and you’ll have a tasty treat in just 10 minutes. Make this recipe in the evening and pop in the fridge for a grab-and-go breakfast the next morning, or whip it up as a post-dinner treat. (At only 250 calories per serving, it beats the cake or candy bar you might have been craving instead.)

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Don’t have time to watch the video? Follow the instructions below to make your own healthy (but still satisfying) blackberry-banana smoothie.

Ingredients

2 cups frozen blackberries
1 small banana, sliced
1/2 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Preparation

1. Process blackberries, banana, coconut milk, yogurt, lemon juice, honey, and lemon zest in a blender until smooth. Divide the mixture evenly into 2 chilled glasses, and serve.