Starter Smoothie Smoothies are an easy way to get more fruits and vegetables into your day, but calories can add up fast. For a smoothie that’s only about 200 calories, follow our formula and use 1 cup fresh fruit or vegetables and/or cooked, frozen vegetables + 1 cup fruit juice. Blueberries and grape juice are featured here.

prep: 10 mins total: 10 mins Servings: 2 Yield: 2 1 1/4-cup servings


  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup grape juice
  • 1 banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • ½ cup low-fat plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 cup ice (Optional)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, or to taste


    Step 1

    Blend blueberries, grape juice, banana, yogurt, ice, and honey in a blender until smooth, at least 3 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Other smart blends include: carrots and Granny Smith apple with orange juice and zest, pineapple and mango chunks with pineapple juice, and raspberries with cran-apple juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 213 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 48.3g; fat 0.5g; sodium 29.8mg.


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