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Low-Calorie Smoothies for the End of Winter

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When the temperature is in the single digits and the weather is dreary, it can seem like winter might never end. But come March 20, spring officially begins. Finish off winter strong, by sticking to your indoor workout routine and drinking low calorie smoothies fresh from your Oster® Versa® performance blender that can help you lose weight and keep fit. 

Low-kale-orie Smoothie
Low in calories, not in kale, this smoothie is a great way to keep your winter weight goals on track ahead of beach season. Mix the following in your blender jar: 

  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup strawberries
  • Ice

Run your blender on HIGH or its SMOOTHIE setting until it's the desired consistency. Feel free to add a splash of coconut milk or more yogurt to make it thinner. This smoothie option is a great way to get nutrients from kale and spinach without a bitter taste. If you're more focused on vitamins and minerals rather than calorie count, consider using avocado as a creamy, green addition. 

If you can't get enough kale, play with the ratio and add more than 2 cups!If you simply love kale, play with the ratio and add more than 2 cups!

Green, Light Smoothie 
At less than 100 calories per serving, this Oster® Versa® original recipe is seriously light, without lacking flavor or nutrients. It packs high amounts of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and folate. To make this tasty snack, gather: 

  • 1 cup of green grapes
  • 1/2 cup of pineapple
  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 a medium sliced green apple
  • 1 cup of ice 
  • 1/2 cup cold water, varied to taste

Simply pour each ingredient in your performance blender, cover the lid and turn it to its SMOOTHIE setting. Blend and serve. This recipe will make three servings - perfect for you and your workout partners. 

Bright Orange Carrot Smoothie 
When spring comes it means the return of plant life and bright flowers around much of the U.S., so why not prepare yourself with a vibrant, orange drink?

Carrots are inexpensive and available all year long. Carrots are inexpensive and available all year long.

This carrot smoothie isn't just fun to look at, it has plenty of nutrients as well. Carrots are rich in calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene and fiber. What you'll need: 

  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup frozen, chopped pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen, chopped mango
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 banana
  • Ice
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon

Blend your fruit, ice and juice on HIGH until a thick liquid. Pour into a glass and top with a scoop of chia seeds. You can stir them in or leave them on top and eat at them. Then sprinkle a dash of cinnamon on for fuller flavor.