Make sure to use ripe fruit for this smoothie since kiwis and strawberries are both tart before ripening due in part to their high vitamin C content. The frozen yogurt sweetens and dulls the tartness providing an exotic-tasting snack or dessert. Kiwifruit is native to China, and is now cultivated in many other countries such as India and Italy. Once a delicacy and rare, it is now a common fruit in many Western households. The easiest way to remove the skin is to slice the kiwi in half and then run a spoon around the edges rather than trying to peel it.
This smoothie recipe proves that you can throw almost any type of fruit together in a smoothie for a sweet and yummy treat. Just make sure to use some frozen fruit or add ice cubes to make it cold. Kids love this smoothie because it is sweet and named after a super hero. Coming up with kid-friendly names for foods or creative ways to present them can make all the difference in whether kids will try them or not. So if you want to call this one “Barbie’s Tropical Smoothie” to appeal to your little princess, go for it!
This amazingly flavorful smoothie recipe can been used as an antacid due to the tendency of buttermilk to neutralize stomach acids through its alkalizing effect on the body. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants as well as dietary fiber. So fight free radicals and give your digestive system a makeover while enjoying this heavenly combination of flavors. You will be amazed at the effect buttermilk has on the flavors of the fruit. You feel like you are drinking a rich, creamy dessert without adding any refined sugars. The pomegranate seeds grind right up in the blender providing almost 5 grams of dietary fiber per serving.
Make your own healthy lemon-lime soda smoothie! Lemon and lime juice are acidic when they go in but actually have an alkalizing effect on the body’s pH after digestion. Melons are full of juice with the right balance of electrolytes and nutrients to hydrate your cells perfectly. Watermelon is also one of the few fruits containing lycopene, a super antioxidant. This smoothie is refreshing in the summer or just after a strenuous workout and is high in vitamins A and C. At only 77 calories per serving, this smoothie recipe is the ideal replacement for lemon-lime soda, which, in a 12 oz serving, provides no nutritional value but contains 100 calories.
After an intense workout, you need to restore electrolyte balance, your muscles need to recover from exertion and tearing, and you must also replace your muscle glycogen stores. Muscle glycogen is basically sugar that is stored near the muscles for quick energy when muscles are being exerted. The perfect post-workout beverage should include carbohydrates, sodium, potassium and protein. Hence, the Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie! Enjoy the classic pina colada blend with an egg protein twist. You do not even notice the flavor of the egg protein. This is a purely tropical tasting smoothie that is perfect for cooling off after working up a sweat.
Get ready for an antioxidant power shot! Nutritionists recommend eating blue fruits and vegetables since the blue color indicates that anthocyanins are present. Anthocyanins are the blue pigment with antioxidant power to prevent cancer in the cells. Our blue nana smoothie recipe is great first thing in the morning to get your metabolism started up. With almost seven grams of protein per serving and a good dose of medium chain triglycerides from the coconut milk, this smoothie provides plenty of quick energy for your muscles and brain. So start your day off right with a quick and delicious blue-nana smoothie!
Kids love this simple smoothie recipe created by an eight-year-old. Kids need at least 800 mg of calcium daily, which equates to about three 8 oz servings of milk or yogurt. Children like to help in the kitchen, and smoothies are an easy and healthy food to prepare. Recruit your kids to mix up this treat, and stock up their bones with calcium. Bananas provide potassium and vitamin C, while berries are excellent sources of antioxidants. Kids today eat too much refined sugar and fat in processed foods. Smoothies are an easy way to include more fresh fruits and vegetables in your kids’ diets.
This amazing, health-giving green smoothie contains almost all known vitamins and minerals. It is an excellent source of potassium, which keeps the heart functioning properly. Grapes are a good source of manganese, which helps keep blood sugar under control and supports thyroid function. Spinach is among the super green vegetables, a natural multivitamin and mineral in itself, it protects against cancer and inflammation. Apples are known for their high soluble fiber content, which has a cholesterol-lowering effect, and yogurt provides calcium to keep bones strong.
Is it the strawberries or apricots and cream that make this recipe so great? Our strawberry apricot cream buzz smoothie recipe has a nice smooth juxtaposition of flavors balanced by the apricot and cream along with the vodka, making this smoothie a great option for dessert and showing off your culinary blender skills while entertaining guests.
Our papaya pineapple jumble smoothie recipe is a delicious combination of tropical fruits found in southeast asia. All of the fruits have a not too sweet smooth taste which gives the smoothie a very refreshing finish. Enjoy the great hydrating mixture of colorful asian fruits!