If you’re not drinking smoothies every day, then you’re missing out.
Smoothies are a fantastic way to get nutrients into your body without having to eat a lot of food.
They also taste delicious, making them perfect for breakfast or lunch.
But smoothies aren’t just healthy; they’re also incredibly nutritious. They contain more vitamins and minerals than fruits and vegetables combined.
If you want to start drinking smoothies every day, here are some of the healthiest recipes out there.
Healthy Smoothie recipes which you will enjoy are:
1) The Green Machine
This is one of my favorite smoothie recipes because it’s packed with antioxidants and Fiber.
It contains spinach, kale, cucumber, celery, and banana.
• 1 cup frozen spinach leaves
• 1/2 large head romaine lettuce
• 2 stalks green onions
• 3 celery stalks
• 1 ripe avocado
• 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
• 1 medium banana sliced
• 6 ice cubes
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Method: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cups and serve immediately.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 129, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 20g, Protein: 2g
2) Banana Blueberry Blast
Bananas are excellent sources of potassium and vitamin B6. This recipe combines bananas, blueberries, and orange juice to make an excellent antioxidant drink.
• 1 smallish bunch of fresh mint
• 3 oranges peeled and segmented
• 1-pint blueberries
• 1/2 cup water
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yields: 8 servings
Method: Wash and dry the mint well, then chop it finely. Peel the oranges cut them in half, and remove their pith and segments by slicing between the membranes. Put the orange pieces, the mint, the blueberries, and the water in a blender and process briefly until smooth. Serve cold.
Nutrition info: Calories: 88, fat 0.5 g, carbs: 19g, Protein: 1g
3) Strawberry Banana Berry Blast
Strawberries are very high in vitamin C, which helps protect against free radical damage. Bananas help provide energy, while berries add sweetness. Combine these three foods
• 2 bananas
• 1-pint strawberries
• 1 cup raspberries
• 1/2 cup coconut milk
Method: Blend the bananas, strawberries, raspberries, and coconut milk. You can use a blender, but try using a potato masher if you don’t have one instead.
Nutrition information: Calories: 114, Fat: 1g, Carbs: 27g, Protein: 1g
4) Tropical Fruit Medley
In this recipe, you combine mangoes, kiwi fruit, pineapple, and papaya. These tropical fruits are full of vitamins A, C, E, and K. These four fruits work well together and provide an excellent combination of a flavors.
• 1 ripe mango
• 1 kiwi fruit
• 1 ripe pineapple
• 1 ripe papaya
• 1 cup fresh lime juice
Method: Peel the mango and cut it into chunks. Peel the kiwi fruit and slice it into thin wedges. Cutoff the top and bottom of the pineapple so that you can easily take out its core. Then peel away the outer layer to expose the flesh. Remove the seeds from both sides of the pineapple and discard them. Slice the pineapple into chunks. Chop the papaya into small pieces. Mix everything in a bowl.
Add the lime juice and mix thoroughly. If you prefer a thicker consistency, add more lime juice. If you like your smoothie thinner, add less lime juice or none at all. Serve chilled.
Nutrition information: Calories: 117, Fat: 0.5 g, Carbs: 25g, Protein: 1.7g
5) Peach Apple Green Smoothie
Peaches contain antioxidants called polyphenols which may reduce the risk of heart disease. The apple provides fiber as well as some minerals such as iron and calcium.
• 1 peach
• 1 apple
• 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 1 tablespoon axseed oil
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• handful ice cubes
Method: Peel the peaches and chop them roughly. Core the apples, then cut each piece into quarters. Put everything in a blender except for the ice cubes. Process for about 30 seconds until smooth. Add the ice cubes and blend again for another minute. Pour into glasses and serve immediately. For added flavor, stir a few drops of vanilla extract into the mixture before serving.
Nutrition information: calories: 129, Fat: 2.1g, Carbs: 29.9g, Protein: 4.6g
These are a few recipes of smoothie which is healthier as well as taste amazing. You must try!