Smoothie Recipes For Getting Healthy
Smoothies are an excellent and healthy snack idea. Made with fruit, vegetables, and some ice, this drink fills you up, cleanses your body of toxins, and provides you with key nutrients your body needs. Smoothies are made with incredibly healthy ingredients, they’re extremely versatile, delicious, and fun to make. They are a great way to start the day as well as make up for any nutritional deficiencies in your diet!. Smoothies can be dished up for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner if you’re a vegetarian.
Follow these tips to create great-tasting smoothies that will boost your energy levels.
- Coconut Raspberry Smoothie
1/2 c. low-fat milk
1/2 c. low-fat coconut-flavored yogurt
2 c. frozen raspberries
2 bananas, peeled and cut into pieces
Toasted coconut and raspberries, for serving
Using an immersion blender, blend milk and coconut-flavored yogurt with frozen raspberries and bananas.S
Best serve topped with toasted coconut and raspberries.
- Pineapple-Cucumber Smoothie
1/4 c. unsweetened almond milk or water
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt
1 c. baby spinach
1 Persian cucumber, chopped
1 frozen banana, halved
1 c. frozen pineapple chunks
Add almond milk, lemon juice, and yogurt to the blender, then top with spinach and cucumber, then banana and pineapple. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Cucumber makes this super hydrating.
- Strawberry smoothie
10 strawberries, hulled (approx 175g)
1 small banana, sliced
100ml orange juice, chilled
Blitz the strawberries in a blender with the banana and orange juice until smooth.
Pour the smoothie into a tall glass to serve
- Mango & banana smoothie
1 medium mango
500ml orange juice
4 ice cubes
Cut the mango down either side of the flat stone, then peel and cut the flesh into chunks.
Peel and chop the banana.
Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender, then process until smooth and thick. Keep in the fridge and use the day you make it
- Pineapple smoothie
150g pineapple, trimmed, peeled, and chopped
1 small banana, peeled and sliced
1 lime, juiced
Blitz the pineapple in a blender with the banana, lime juice ,and 50ml cold water until smooth.
Fill a tall glass with ice, if you like, pour over the smoothie, and serve immediately.
- Breakfast smoothie
1 small ripe banana
about 140g blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or strawberries (or use a mix), plus extra to serve
apple juice or mineral water, optional
runny honey, to serve
Slice the banana into your blender or food processor and add the berries of your choice. Whizz until smooth. With the blades whirring, pour in juice or water to make the consistency you like. Toss a few extra fruits on top, drizzle with honey and serve.
- Creamy mango & coconut smoothie
200ml (½ tall glass) coconut milk
4 tbsp coconut milk yogurt
1 tbsp ground flaxseed, sunflower, and pumpkin seed
120g (¼ bag) frozen mango chunks
1 passion fruit, to finish (optional)
Measure all the ingredients or use a tall glass for speed – they don’t have to be exact. Put them into a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into 1 tall glass (you’ll have enough for a top-up) or two short tumblers. Cut the passion fruit in half, if using, and scrape the seeds on top.
I hope this article helps you start looking at smoothie recipes in a new way. You could spend time on the internet searching for them, or you could use one of the recipes I have recommended. Just by doing that, you’ll notice a significant difference in your health and energy levels.