These smoothies feature fruit as their primary ingredient and have all of the benefits associated with the fruits used. They are usually the sweetest, tastiest dessert smoothies as well. Typical ingredients include fruit of just about any kind and milk, yogurt or ice cream. Ice may be added if the fruit was not frozen. Mixtures can be very sweet, sweet and sour, or sour.
Also called “green smoothies,” these are not always the first pick of those hanging at the juice bar, but vegetable smoothies pack a huge nutritional punch. They are great weight loss, detoxification, etc. recipes and are even the preferred food for some alternative cancer treatments.
These are popular in body building, weight loss, and even as medical recovery nutritional options. Protein smoothies are often low- or high-calorie (depending on mixture and planned effect) and packed with a lot of protein that’s easily digested and used. From body builders to cancer patients, protein smoothies have a lot of fans.
A yogurt smoothie mixes the best of everything into one sweet drink. Yogurt gives the extra dairy input that many smoothies are missing and adds the nutritional value that others might be missing. Many people add yogurt, whey, or other milk products to their smoothies to make them, well, smoother.