These healthy smoothie recipes can be prepared for breakfast or anytime you’re craving nourishment in a delicious drink. Here are a few of our favorite smoothie recipes, developed by experts, and easy for anyone to make!
This strawberry smoothie, created by Sarah of My New Roots, is a refreshing way to start your morning. Since strawberries are simply delicious all on their own, Sarah incorporates just a few other mild-tasting ingredients in this recipe. Organic almonds and dates provide a healthy source of fiber, while bananas add creaminess and compliment the sweet and tart strawberry flavor. Sarah’s smoothie is a real treat as the warm weather months approach. This recipe also works for making popsicles, which are a great snack for kids!
From its gorgeous purple color, you may not even realize there’s spinach in Emily von Euw’s blueberry hemp smoothie. Emily’s blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life, is dedicated to sharing foods that nourish the body and soul, and this smoothie does just that. Blueberries, bananas, and spinach provide a wholesome dose of vitamins and minerals, while raw hemp seeds contribute a hearty serving of protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. The smoothie is naturally sweet from the fruits, but feel free to add a touch of stevia or a few dates to taste.
Deliciously Ella’s spirulina smoothie is an excellent recipe for people who may be hesitant about trying a green smoothie for the first time. The smoothie has the perfect amount of sweetness from bananas and blueberries that balances the earthy flavors of kale and spinach. A spoonful of spirulina adds all nine essential amino acids to this smoothie, making it a complete protein, which is especially important for plant-based diets. Ella’s smoothie also incorporates chia seeds and ground flax seed, providing a powerful boost of Omega-3 essential fatty acids.
4) Matcha Shake
Kathy of Healthy. Happy. Life. developed this delicious and nourishing Matcha shake with just a handful of ingredients, and it is truly unique! Frozen watermelon is Kathy’s super secret ingredient for this drink, and Matcha green tea powder provides its wonderful energizing effects. The other two ingredients are soy milk and a banana, which lend the smoothie a wonderful creamy texture that Kathy compares to an ice cream milkshake. This yummy and frosty concoction is quick enough to prepare in the mornings, or anytime of the day.
A fruity delight that will have you glowing from the inside out, this blueberry breakfast smoothie is a wholesome blend of blueberries, bananas, avocados, and oranges. A spoonful of maca powder will give you the energy and endurance to power through your day. If you’re craving a little chocolate crunch, toss some cacao nibs in the mix. This blueberry breakfast smoothie is loaded with protective antioxidants from all the fruits, and despite the name, can be enjoyed anytime of the day!
Which of these healthy smoothie recipes would you like to try? What is your go-to smoothie?