Healthy Swaps: Smoothies

Sse these tips to swap empty-calorie smoothie components with smarter, high-energy ingredients for a leaner, meaner frozen treat.

We filled you in on ways to create more figure-friendly salads, and now we're showing you how to make over another pseudo health food: smoothies. Those ginormous smoothie shop drinks made our list of "Healthy" Foods to Skip, but with the right ingredients, smoothies can definitely be "healthy eats."

Making your own is a good place to start, but whether you pick them up or whip them up in your own kitchen, use these tips to swap high-calorie components with smarter high-energy ingredients.

TELL US: How do you lighten up your smoothies?

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana's full bio »

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