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Forget your go-to strawberry and banana smoothie combo and sip on something healthy AND exciting!  Thanks to antioxidant-rich berries, nuts and green tea, these five recipes are packed with superfood power.  Drink up!

To Make:  In the order listed, place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high until smooth.  If you are using frozen fruit instead of fresh, only use 3/4 cup of ice.

1. Berry-Cherry Chiller

1 cup ice cubes

1/2 cup sliced strawberries

1/2 cup pitted and halved cherries

1/2 cup lowfat plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons ground flaxseed

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sip Tip: Pure vanilla extract has less calories than flavored syrup, so try not to substitute.

2. Island Mango Madness

1 cup ice cubes

3/4 cup chopped mango

1/2 cup canned pineapple chunks

2 tablespoons canned pineapple juice

1/2 teaspoon lime zest

1 tablespoon lime juice

Pinch cayenne pepper

Sip Tip:  The mango does not need to be soft.

5 Slimming Superfood Smoothies  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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