Tasty Fruit Smoothies You Can Make In Your Dorm

posted Jan 27, 2011, 8:58 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 31, 2011, 12:01 PM by Stephany F. ]
With late night studying, exams, papers, and a busy scheduled packed with class and organizations, you may barely have time to eat, much less plan healthy eating in advance.  It's safe to say that the college years are spent enjoying fast food: does pizza after a study group and sugary lattes for your morning dose coffee sound familiar?   Even if you chow down on salads for lunch and dutifully eat steamed vegetables for dinner, college students often miss out on one essential food: fruit.

We all know that adding fruits and vegetables to our diet is necessary for good health, but as a college student, I am well aware of how difficult this can be.  However, you can easily opt to have a delicious fruit smoothie for breakfast or a snack and get a serving or two of fruit at the same time.  Improve your diet by adding fruits and vegetables with these tasty smoothies:
  • Berry-licious smoothie:  For those who eat a diet that's severely lacking in fresh fruits and vegetables, I recommend starting with a sweeter and creamier smoothie that will put your taste buds in heaven, but still add the desired amount of antioxidants and vitamins to your diet. Try the Yoplait Triple Berry Smoothie;  it comes in a package that contains 2 servings of frozen strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and frozen yogurt pieces. All you have to do is add  milk and blend!

  • Chocolate and Banana smoothie:  This smoothie is extremely simple, and it contains one of the best and healthiest ingredients in the world- chocolate! Peel two bananas, and chop them into smaller pieces, so they can be ready for the blender. Add ½ a cup of almond milk- almond milk is much lower in calories than skim milk, and has a richer and creamier taste, so it's always a preferable choice for me. Next, add 1 tbsp of all natural unsweetened cocoa powder. You can get this from the baking isle of your grocery store. Avoid using chocolate syrup, because it's loaded in calories and artificial ingredients. Lastly, add a few cubes of ice, and 2-4 packets of an all natural sweetener, such as truvia, blend and enjoy!

  • Green smoothie:  If you love fruits  already, I recommend this incredible 100% raw smoothie, that will allow you to get a full serving of leafy greens, while loving every bit of them! While this smoothie contains spinach, the sweetness of the dates, bananas and pears will be all you will taste! It's the perfect way to sneak in a balanced breakfast. Add to your blender 2 peeled bananas, 1 bunch of spinach, 1 pear without the core, 2-3 dried dates and a couple of ice cubes. Blend until it's smooth and enjoy this any time, to get a real burst of energy, that isn't followed by the usual sugar and caffeine crash hours later.

  By:  Mariya Topuzova
Image Credit:  Top - Notecook