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Easy and healthy smoothies to make

A smoothie is made from pureed vegetables, fruits or dairy products or even herbs and spices. Smoothies can be for an energy drink to give a boost to do your daily chores. Other smoothie recipes are for weight loss and generally for good health.

Depending on the smoothies recipes and ingredients, there are smoothies that lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, gluten-free, breakfast boost, for youthful skin and so much more. That is why smoothie gained it´s popularity worldwide because of its health benefits.

Smoothies are easy to make and prepare a best to drink it fresh. Just a few seconds on the blender and there you have a refreshing smoothie drink. There are smoothie recipes also that people use to replace one meal of the day. Check with your nutritionist or other health professionals before doing so.

10 Easy and healthy smoothies to make

Cholesterol Crusher Blast

blueberry and kale smoothie

Reduce cholesterol the natural way      with this tasty concoction!

  • 2 handfuls kale
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ banana
  • ⅓ cup cooked oatmeal
  • 10 almonds
  • 2 tbs raw cacao

Fill to the max line with
spring water.


Recipe from https://www.nutribullet.com/recipes                             Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels

The Foundation of Youth

avocado

Look and feel better than you have in years with 
this berry-licious delight!

  • Two handfuls kale
  • ½ avocado (pitted and peeled)
  • 1 medium nectarine (pitted)
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 10 walnut halves

Fill to the max line with spring water or almond milk.

                                        Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels 
                                 Recipe https://www.nutribullet.com/recipes

The Hormone Helper

Change is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be horrible if you Blast the right ingredients!

  • ¼ small raw beet
  • 10 red seedless grapes
  • 2 small broccoli florets
  • 10 raspberries
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • ½ small avocado
    (pitted and peeled)
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Fill to the max line with spring or coconut water.

Read more at https://www.nutribullet.com/recipes#bGgXky6XuRmIysBV.99
Photo by Bruno Scramgnon from Pexels

The Skinny Blast

Looking to drop some pounds? Try one of these treasures for breakfast!

carrot smoothie
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • 1 banana
  • ⅛ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1-2 tbsp hemp seeds

Fill to the max line with spring water or almond milk.

Extract and enjoy!!

Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels
https://www.nutribullet.com/recipes

Chia Zucchini Protein Supreme

chia smoothie

1 CupZucchini                                                                           

  • 1 ½ CupsUnsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 TablespoonAlmond Butter
  • 1 TablespoonChia Seeds
  • 1 TeaspoonTurmeric, fresh
  • ¼ TeaspoonCinnamon
  • 3 TablespoonsNutriBullet Organic Pea Protein Blend
  • 1 Cup Ice Cubes *

*Ice cubes should not exceed 25% of your total ingredients.

Recipe from https://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/
Photo by Delphine Hourlay from Pexels

 

Ginger, Berries and Oats!

strawberry smoothie
  • 1 Cup Spinach
  • 1 Cup Blackberries
  • ½ Cup Strawberries
  • ½ Tea spoon Ginger
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • ¼ Cup Oats
  • 3  Ice Cubes *
  • 1 ½ CupsUnsweetened Almond Milk
Photo by herlanzer tenhue from Pexels

 

 

Green Goddess Power Boost Smoothie

Recipe and photo from Foodnetwork.com
  • 2 large avocados, stone removed and skin discarded
  • 180g fresh baby spinach leaves
    green smoothie
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 kiwi
  • 500ml water
  • 1 tsp agave nectar
  • Handful fresh basil, plus more for garnishing

 

Green Tea, Almond Smoothie

Recipe and photo from Foodnetwork.com
  • 1 green tea bag
    green tea smoothie
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp Meridian’s Almond butter
  • 150g blueberries and redcurrants
  • 1 tsp ground flax seed
  • Honey or other natural sweetener to taste

1. Steep the teabag in the boiling water for 4 minutes, remove the bag and chill the tea. Make this ahead and keep in the fridge.

2. Put all the ingredients into a blender, liquidizer or Nutribullet and blend till smooth. Drink immediately or chill for later.

 

Papaya-Banana Smoothie

Recipe and photo from Foodnetwork.com
  • 250ml milk
    papaya banana smoothie
  • 60ml Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla essence
  • 1 small ripe banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 large, ripe papaya, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 200g ice cubes

 

Summer Sunshine Smoothies

Recipe and photo from Foodnetwok.com
  • 2 cups peeled and diced peaches
  • 1 cup diced fresh apricots
    summer sunshine smoothie
  • 1 cup diced banana
  • 2 cups yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 2-3 cups ice cubes
  • Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

 

Nutritional contents of all the ingredients mentioned above.

Kale. Or leaf cabbage has either leaves in green or purple color. There has been a craze of kale in the past years because of its health benefits. Kale is high in calcium, plant-based proteins, and vitamin C (nearly four times as much as spinach. It is also rich in vitamin K at 3.7 times the Daily Value, it is a rich source (20% or more of the DV) of vitamin A, vitamin B6, folate, and manganese. Kale is a good source (10–19% DV) of thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin E and several dietary minerals, including iron, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Blueberry.  They contain moderate levels (relative to respective Daily Values) of the essential dietary mineral manganese, vitamin C, vitamin Kand dietary fiber.

Banana. Raw bananas are 75% water, 23% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and contain negligible fat. Contains vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. Not to mention potassium and magnesium.

fruits and vegetables
Photo by Wendy Wei from Pexels

Oats. They are very low in sugar, with only 1% coming from sucrose. Oats contain high amounts of various vitamins and minerals. These are as follows, Zinc, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, B vitamins, magnesium.

Almonds.  It is a great source of  B vitamins riboflavin and niacin, vitamin E. Also a great source of the essential minerals calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc.

Cacao. Has oleic acid can lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol levels. Oleic acid also has antioxidant properties that are known to fight free radicals. Moreover, cacao contains tryptophan and anandamide are other brain-boosting minerals.

Walnuts. They provide an unusually high level of vitamin E in the form of gamma-tocopherol. It is a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids, also a good source of protein.

Raw beets. It contains a high concentration of nitrates, that can lower blood pressure. Raw beetroot is 88% water, is a good source of folate and contains moderate manganese.

Grapes. Good source of Flavanols, Phenolic Acids, carotenoids. It contains many important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and K.

Broccoli. Rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, proteins, and a moderate source of potassium, phosphorus, selenium. 

Raspberries. Raw raspberries are 86% water, it is a good source of vitamin C, manganese, and dietary fiber.

Goji berries. Rich source of vitamin A and also a good source of copper, selenium, vitamin C, Robiflavin. 

fruits and veggies
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Spinach. They are a superfood loaded with tons of nutrients. It is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium. Not to mention potassium, folate. vitamin K, phosporus and thiamine.

Carrots. Raw carrots are 88% water. It contains vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A (in the form of betacarotene), biotin, vitamin K1, potassium, vitamin B6. 

Chia. Contains fiber, manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosporus. It also contains potassium, zinc, vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin B1 (thiamine) and vitamin B2.

Turmeric. Turmeric is a well-known and widely used spice in Asian cuisine. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. 

Blackberry. It is a rich source of vitamin C, polyphenols (include anthocyanins, flavonols, and phenolic acids), high in manganese and vitamin K1. Furthermore, they are low in carbohydrate and high in fiber.

Ginger. It is widely used in the kitchen as a spice or an additional tea flavoring together with honey. It contains a moderate amount of vitamins and minerals like vitamin B6, magnesium and manganese.

Apple. They are mainly carbs and water. It contains fiber and simple sugars (like fructose, sucrose, and glucose).

Kiwi.  It provides calories, 83% water and 15% carbohydrates. Rich source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin E. The kiwi seed contains also Kiwifruit seed oil contains on average 62% alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. while the pulp contains carotenoids, like as provitamin A, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Basil. Is an herb popularly used in the kitchen for flavoring and garnishing. It contains vitamin K.

Papaya. Has an antioxidant in the form of zeaxanthin and nutrient beta-carotene. Raw papaya pulp contains 88% water. It is a good source of vitamin C and a moderate amount of folate.

Flaxseed. This is where flaxseed oil or linseed oil is coming from. It is a good source of protein and fiber.  They are rich in thiamine, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. 

 

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24 Comments

  1. Nate MC says:

    I’m going to give some of these a try! Thanks for writing this up. I used to always drink a smoothie, made up of: natural peanut butter, raw oatmeal, milk, a banana, strawberries and/or blueberries. 

    Out of all of the above, I’m going to try the Cholesterol Crusher Blast first. And the Ginger, Berries and Oats looks like a cool one to make. 

    1. admin says:

      Looks like the ginger, berries, and oats is a favorite amongst the others! but yeah, they are healthy smoothies.

  2. Wow thank you for these smoothie recipes. They all look so delicious. I mean there’s the one with the blueberries and bananas, and then the one with the avocados, the strawberry ones, the almond butter and all those great ingredients. I think the one with the Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, papaya and banana looks really great. 

    And the ones with the honey, my mom used to make me smoothies with honey when I was younger. Of course she also added fruit and everything but I remember she always added honey. I could actually use a new blender so I will check out your blender suggestions. I need a really strong blender because I always blend everything too thick and the motor breaks. Thank you!

    1. admin says:

      Welcome C, Go ahead and check those blenders, they are all best selling and of high quality. I have those blenders in different sizes and so far I am loving it.

  3. water life says:

    Very interesting article. Especially for those who want to follow a healthy diet and find a recipe to fill their afternoons. The nutritional value of the ingredients contained in these smoothies is very high. At my daughter’s in the afternoon we make a ground cream with fruits and vegetables. You gave us some amazing ideas to change the flavor of her cream a little. Thanks for the propositions of blenders. We really need a new one.

    1. admin says:

      Welcome Water life!

  4. Nia M says:

    Hi, 

    Very interesting and informative post. I begin making smoothies every day along with my breakfast to avoid drinking coffee every day. I experienced so much more energy throughout the day, then I did with coffee. I also notice my skin looking better. Today, I wanted to try a different type of smoothie and came across your post. I think I’m going to trythe  Ginger, Berries and Oats! Thank you for taking the time to write this post!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you and welcome Nia, go ahead and have a healthy refreshing smoothie! Easy to prepare.

  5. Willy says:

    Wow! After expressing how lovely and helpful this post is, I can’t wait to go try out some of this smoothies. I am  a lover if smoothie and at the  sight of this nice headline,  I couldn’t  help but salivate on how tasty they would be. The review is really a great one that don’t just gives insight on the possible ways to taste nice smoothies but also gives additional health tips on how to watch our health. This is indeed a great one. Kudos !

    1. admin says:

      Thank you Willy!

  6. Andy Smith says:

    However I much I want to, I never eat as healthily as I should. Your smoothies look so easy I think I’m going to have to try them! I think I’ll try the ginger, berries and oats one first because I love strawberries. Do you have a favourite? The nutrition info is really helpful. I never realised how good some of those ingredients are for you! Thanks a lot

    1. admin says:

      Thanks and welcome Andy, Go ahead and try those easy and healthy smoothies. Time to start healthy eating habits.

  7. Twack Romero says:

    It has to be said that, even though I am a ‘closet’ fan of smoothies, none of the recipes I have come across have ever really appealed to me. That is until now. I could see myself quite happily enjoying at least eight of the ten, which is remarkable.

    I have long known that Kale is a ‘super food’ but have only ever considered it as a compliment in a main meal. The choices of ingredients mixed together with Kale are inspired and make me want want one now.

    Living a mainly vegan lifestyle it’s refreshing to see such a full list of options that can be consumed. It struck me also that some of the combinations ‘work’ even though I would not have necessarily put the items together on a table, let alone mixed together in a delicious looking smoothly.

    One of the issues I know I have had in the past when thinking about smoothies,is the cost of the raw ingredients. Your selection doesn’t strike me as being excessive at all, especially as some ingredients can be used in a variety of mixtures. Time to get the hand held electric mixer out again I think.

    1. admin says:

      Yeah sometimes the cost of raw ingredients is much, but think of the health benefits you are getting. and you can mix and match different ingredients together to make up other healthy smoothie recipes.

  8. shirian says:

    This is really Easy and healthy smoothies to make and I am a big fan of all smoothies.But among your list my first preference would be Summer Sunshine Smoothies,As I like the combination of the ingredient and it certainly must be great for health. I would definitely make it soon. Another one on your list would be Papaya-Banana Smoothie,however, I prefer to add a little bit tropical fruits such as Mango or Pineapple to see if it would be good or not.

    Thanks for your helpful post

    1. admin says:

      Hi Shirian, yes you can definitely mix other fruits according to your prefences.

  9. Todd Matthews says:

    We have a nice selection of smoothie recipes here, each with their own unique functions; I’ve tried a few similar recipes in the past, so I definitely have some good experience here with related recipes. My job is physical as well, so being able to grab a smoothie around break time has become my go-to, and it’s a great way to ingest much-needed vitamins and minerals. You can’t go wrong with any of these. 

    1. admin says:

      You´re absolutely right Todd, these smoothies are my grab and go especially in the morning. 

  10. Mitchell says:

    Wow, some of them look really nice! I’m gonna try and make the Green Goddess Power Boost Smoothie or the Summer Sunshine Smoothies 🙂 I see you have taken the recipes from Nutribullet but do you also have any self-invented once?

    I am sure you will come up with something nice.

    I really like the national breakdown at the bottom though, really explains well how the different ingredients can be beneficial. 

    Which blender would you recommend?

    1. admin says:

      Hi Mitchell, Yeah those are from Nutribullet and food network as indicated in my article. I am using Nutribullet blender I have them on their 2 different editions and I have Magic bullet as well. So far I love them both.

  11. RoDarrick says:

    Excellent article this is concerning healthy smoothies. Though I’m not a big fan of the smoothies but it has been forcefully prescribed for me and included in my diet plan by my dietician to help me eat more healthily. I never knew it does fill up stomach also. Well, you did give some nice suggestions up here and they are worth trying out. Thanks

    1. admin says:

      Ho RoDarrick, Go ahead and make one of those easy and healthy smoothie recipes I have on my article.

  12. Henderson says:

    I’m definitely getting one of those beautiful blenders. I love my smoothies. Especially early in the morning and you have given me a wide range of ideas to step up the way I make my smoothies. I am also happy you could put up the nutritional advantage of taking the ingredients that are in the smoothies. I take them majorly for wright loss but it has become a regular thing. Thank you for all the info on smoothies and the added blender buying opportunity.

    1. admin says:

      Thank you and welcome Henderson

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