Healthy Smoothie Recipes: Our healthy smoothie recipes are all optimized for their nutritional content including antioxidants, vitamins, and plant based phytochemicals. Eat one of these every day and you won't need a multi-vitamin!
Pumpkin is naturally high in carotenoids, substances that fight and/or prevent cancer and keep your vision sharp. Some studies show that canned pumpkin may be healthier than fresh pumpkin because the nutrients are concentrated and in a form that is easier to absorb by the human body. So, fresh or canned, enjoy a holiday pumpkin smoothie today! Pumpkin is also extremely high in potassium, which is important for blood pressure control. Sprinkle on some cinnamon to promote balanced blood glucose. Who says holiday foods have to be full of sugar and fat? Enjoy this low carb, low calorie treat, and forget about holiday weight gain.
What says festive like a cranberry smoothie? We used fresh cranberries in this recipe, but you could also try it with the canned variety. Fresh cranberries are lower in calories and have more of the antioxidant power retained, but they may not be easily found all year round. The wheat germ adds a strong satisfying wheat flavor. If this is not your thing, optionally you can leave out the wheat germ. You can also try it with another additive such as chia seeds or flax oil, which will not add a lot of extra flavor. The stevia sweetens up the tart berries for a tasty holiday treat that will impress!
This Halloween-inspired smoothie is a great way to serve a healthy beverage at a fall party or to your kids during the fall season. Trick or treat! No one will know that they are drinking spinach because the green apple flavor dominates the taste. This treat in disguise will trick them into healthy eating. This smoothie is high in dietary fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, and it has 100% of the daily recommended vitamin C and 14% of the daily recommended iron. Our photo features an interesting fruit in the background called Buddha’s Hand. A citron fruit, it may be used in place of lemon rind or zest in recipes.
Before you scoff at the strangeness of this recipe, look at the beautiful presentation, and know that this is one of our most delicious smoothies! Just the right amount of sweet and cold to provide a refreshing summer treat. The protein in the jello provides satiety, while the sweet lime flavor and the grapes compliment the smooth carrot flavor. The carrots and the grapes provide fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C and a host of antioxidants. This smoothie serves well as a low calorie sweet treat to help you reach your weight loss goals or as a tasty summer barbeque appetizer.
This creamy non-dairy breakfast smoothie provides a healthy dose of vegetarian protein that will keep you full until your busy schedule allows you to take a lunch break. Packed full of potassium, calcium, healthy fats, and antioxidants, this smoothie is an awesome way to wake up. Take it with you in the car, and fill yourself with the vitality you need to get you through a hectic day at the office. Pea protein provides all the essential amino acids. If you are trying to build muscle we recommend complimenting the recipe with a whole grain, since some amino acids in pea protein are present in smaller amounts than are needed for sufficient muscle building.
This topic is still controversial, but evidence shows that in addition to the autoimmune disorder celiac disease, there is a milder form of gluten intolerance called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. If you suspect that gluten is causing symptoms such as GI distress, fatigue, joint pain, or headaches, see a professional to rule out a gluten sensitivity. If you know you are sensitive it is extremely important to completely avoid gluten in your diet for the rest of your life. Wheat flour is the main culprit, but processed foods contain many wheat additives. Fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies are free to be enjoyed in a gluten free diet, so bon appétit!
This smoothie can be made with any type of protein powder. Some choices are pea protein, whey protein, soy protein, or powdered egg white. Any flavor works, but vanilla or plain is recommended. Also, any type of milk beverage may be used, such as cow’s milk, soy milk, rice beverage, almond milk, etc. You can also feel free to get creative with the additives. We used wheat grass and flax oil to add important nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. But chia seeds, spirulina, or nutritional yeast are also good nutrition hoices to add in.
The common allergens include soy, dairy, eggs, and nuts. This smoothie recipe is free of all of these common allergens and is appropriate for vegans and vegetarians. Of all of the non-dairy milks available, Rice Dream has a much smoother flavor and goes well with fruit in smoothies. It is also great on cereal or with graham crackers. So if you are looking for a good allergen free milk alternative, Rice Dream is the way to go. Pea protein is a nutritious protein powder with a nice mild flavor that also compliments the fruit in the smoothies. Try the pea protein and Rice Dream with various fresh fruits.
An interesting twist on a virgin pina colada, this smoothie will take you to the tropics! The mint leaves make it even more refreshing. If it is too tart, try it with less lime juice. Coconut water is known for its hydrating properties and has a natural balance of electrolytes. Pineapple contains bromelain, a protease enzyme that helps muscles heal after exercise. Mint leaves have long been used to aid in digestion, and mint oil has been shown to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. Enjoy this tasty smoothie recipe as a medicinal treat for your muscles and digestive system.
A filling meal in a glass that will keep your energy up. Use this smoothie to start or end your day in place of a meal. It contains all of the essential macronutrients: protein, fat, carbohydrates and water. Not your average protein source, pea protein is a healthy alternative to soy or whey protein powder with a mild flavor and reports of easy digestibility due to the removal of the fibers that cause flatulence. Pea protein is great for those allergic to dairy or soy. Protein smoothies make convenient meal replacements to help you meet your weight loss goals or just as part of a busy but healthy lifestyle.