Five Fiercely Delicious yet Wonderfully Healthy Smoothie Recipes

 

 

Five fiercely delicious yet wonderfully healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss. They taste great, pack a serious punch when it comes to vitamins and minerals, and offer a healthy way to boost your energy. It’s near impossible to screw up a smoothie. Throw any combination of milk, fruit, nuts, and other goodies into a blender and presto: You’ve got a drinkable meal. Your made-to-order drink can be silky smooth, thick and creamy, or even have a bit of texture. (Chia seeds, we’re looking at you.)

How to make a smoothie

Making a smoothie is relatively easy. Here are a few necessary steps to making perfect smoothies.

Step 1: Combine the frozen ingredients (fruits, vegetables, ice cubes, etc.) in the bowl of a blender. Add other dry ingredients such as chia seeds, avocado, dark chocolate (or cocoa powder), raw honey, nut butter and such.

Step 2: Fill the blender with liquid ingredients like almond milk, coconut water, or water. Blend until smooth and creamy.

Step 3: Add toppings (optional). Coconut flakes, sesame seeds, chia seeds, crushed nuts and ginger slices make an excellent addition to your healthy smoothie. Drink it up while cold.

Pretty easy right? If you feel right about the steps to make a smoothie, read ahead for the five delicious weight loss smoothie recipes.

So let’s get started!

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Banana Strawberry Smoothie

1. Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup strawberries
1/2 banana
Two tablespoons sliced raw nuts (any nuts of your choice. Almonds, cashews, and walnuts are all excellent sources of good fats and protein)
One teaspoon chia seeds
1/4 cup granola (choose unsweetened one)
1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt
One teaspoon honey (optional)

Directions:

Add all ingredients into your blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

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Pineapple Kale Smoothie

 

2. Pineapple Kale Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 cups raw kale leaves, stems removed
3/4 cup almond
One banana, cut into chunks
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup fresh pineapple pieces
2 tbsp peanut butter (unsweetened)
1 to 3 tsp honey, to taste

Directions:

Add all ingredients in your blender. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Adjust liquid to create your preferred consistency. Enjoy!

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Turmeric and Ginger Smoothie

3. Turmeric and Ginger Tropical Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk
½ fresh or frozen banana
½ cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
½ tsp. each ground turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom
One tsp honey (unless your fruit is ripe and naturally sweet)
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
dash of sea salt or pepper
a few ice cubes (optional)

Directions:

Add all ingredients in your blender. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!

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Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

 

4. Dark Chocolate Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

One banana (frozen)
1 cup raw spinach
1 cup almond milk
3 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
(optional: 1 Tbsp. honey, if needed to sweeten)

Directions:

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Blueberry Avocado Mango Smoothie

Add all ingredients in your blender. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!

 

5. Blueberry Avocado Mango Smoothie

Ingredients: 1 serving

1 cup blueberries
1½ cups mango
½ avocado
One tablespoon chia seeds
One teaspoon maca powder
One tablespoon raw honey
Two tablespoons unsweetened almond butter

1½ – 2 cups coconut water

Directions:

Add all ingredients in your blender. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Enjoy!

There you have it! Just about Everyone Loves a Refreshing Smoothie—what’s not to like?

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