About Time: Healthy Smoothie RecipesBy Angelica Malin
Smoothies are the perfect way to serve a nice dose of healthy nutrients and vitamins in a drink form. They are quick to prepare and can be very versatile. Also, they can be served for breakfast, lunch, pre or post-workout, and dinner.
You can add pretty much anything to it and adjust it based on your taste and mood. If you are looking to boost your vitamin intake or want to add some protein to your diet, making a fresh smoothie is the ultimate way to go. Because they are delicious, smoothies can be served to kids and adults alike.
To make a smoothie, all you need are a few simple ingredients added to a blender and less than three minutes of your time. You will be rewarded with a delicious treat that is refreshing and also super healthy. During the summer times, you can add some ice to the blender and serve it chilled. It is a great way to refresh your body or to start your day.
What are the benefits of a smoothie?
It all depends on what you put into it. Generally, I like to make the smoothie with at least a few ingredients which include veggies and fruits. Spinach, strawberries, cherries, bananas, are some of the ingredients you can blend into a smoothie.
The benefits are also great because you consume a lot of vitamins, minerals, fiber, into a single drink. That should give you an energy boost, and re-energize your body.
What can you put in a smoothie?
You can put pretty much anything in a smoothie. Here is a list of some of the most popular things you can put in a smoothie:
Spinach: It is well known that spinach is one of the healthiest foods out there. It is pretty much a superfood because it is packed with vitamins and nutrients which are essential to our body. In addition, it has a mild taste and you can blend it with a lot of other ingredients.
Kale: Another great ingredient you can incorporate into the smoothie. It is low in calories and full in vitamins and powerful anti-oxidant.
Banana: It is probably the most common ingredient used in a smoothie. Also, it is rich in potassium and fiber, so it is perfect to incorporate it in the morning, or after a workout.
Berries: Any types of berries are great to use because they are high in antioxidants and also taste great. You can use fresh or frozen berries, such as strawberry, raspberry, etc.
Lemon or Lime: If you are looking for a citrusy flavor, then adding some lemon or lime is a great option. Also, it is great for cleansing and detoxing your body. So, feel free to use it!
Celery: Another great antioxidant to use that is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Chia Seeds: A great source of omega-3, fiber, iron, and calcium.
Pineapple: It has a nice sweet taste to it, and plenty of vitamins. So, feel free to use it for some delicious flavor!
Avocado: They contain plenty of vitamins, fiber, and potassium, as well as healthy and fatty acids.
Protein: If you are working out, or simply looking to add some more proteins to your diet, simply add a scoop of protein to the blender when you make the smoothie.
Mango: If you are looking for a tropical indulgence, then mango is the perfect fruit to add to the smoothie. It is tasty and it adds a lot of flavor to the drink.
Best smoothie recipes:
Strawberry Banana Smoothie is creamy, healthy and made with fresh ingredients. This is the ultimate drink to enjoy during any time of the year. It is healthy and very delicious!
Check out this healthy and delicious Spinach Smoothie made with baby spinach, almond milk, bananas, and orange juice. It is packed with vitamins and nutrients and is the perfect way to start your day.
Tropical Smoothie is fresh, sweet, delicious and full of vitamins! This is a refreshing drink to have during hotter summer days.
Pineapple Smoothie is sweet, creamy and full of fresh tropical flavours. It is made with juicy pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, banana, and Greek yogurt. This is the ultimate smoothie to enjoy during any day of the week!
Raspberry Coffee Smoothie
Raspberry Coffee Smoothie made with delicious chilled coffee, frozen raspberries, and creamy coconut milk. This is the ideal treat to start your mornings!