Smoothies can be summed up in three words: Delicious, creamy and healthy. They are great on-the-go items for breakfast or a pick-me-up for the rest of the day. They are also easy to prepare!
What’s more, you can incorporate vegetables and other ingredients to make healthy smoothies perfect for you and your family. Check out these smoothie recipes and enjoy!
5 Healthy Smoothies Recipes
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Banana Orange Mango Smoothie
Need a dose of tropical goodness? Try this banana orange mango smoothie! It’s refreshing, filling, and perfect as an after-workout drink. To make this smoothie, combine banana, fresh or frozen mango pieces, fresh orange juice, plain yogurt, quick cooking oatmeal for added fiber, and some honey in a blender. Blend everything until the consistency is smooth and there are no lumps. Pour into a chilled glass, stick a cute straw in it and enjoy!
Although summer is its name, this drink is perfect for any season. It’s fruity, refreshing, and creamy, ideal for a pick-me-up instead of coffee or chocolate. Combine pomegranate juice, frozen raspberries, almond milk, banana, and orange juice in a blender. Give it a whirl until the mixture is smooth. Pour in glasses then garnish with an orange slice before serving.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie
Turn your favorite childhood snack into a delicious smoothie! It’s creamy, nutty, and fruity and packed with a lot of protein to keep you going in work or school. Take the berries of your choice then add them in a blender with ripe bananas, peanut butter powder, vanilla extract, and water. Use ice if the berries you’re using are not frozen. Blend them together then pour into glasses before serving. Or put into a mason jar so you can take it with you to school or the office!
Strawberry Banana-Mango Lava Flow Smoothie
This smoothie looks so pretty that you might stare at it before drinking! First, you have to put some strawberries in the blender then puree them. Pour the puree in a large glass then wash the blender. Combine light coconut milk, Greek yogurt, frozen banana, mango, and vanilla extract then blend until smooth. Pour in the glass with the strawberry puree then move your straw up and down to get a marble-like effect.
Spring Detox Green Smoothie
Green smoothies are ideal if you want to naturally detoxify your body. And the green color looks really pretty too! Put some chilled green tea, cilantro, organic baby kale, cucumber, pineapple, lemon juice, grated ginger, and avocado in a blender. Blend until everything is smooth then refrigerate the mixture. Pour into glasses then garnish with a cucumber slice on the rim of the glass. Enjoy!
Why Healthy Smoothies Are Better For You
Many people are turning to healthy smoothies as a substitute for snacks in between meals. They are also great as a full meal when one is in a hurry to go to work or school. They are nutritious, packed with nutrients, and filling, depending on the ingredients. So grab your blender and whatever fruit or vegetable you have lying around then blend away!
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