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!
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.
The green apple contributes tartness while the ginger provides a zing to the tongue! Carrots and ginger were made for each other, so you can’t lose with this smoothie. Carrots are full of vitamin A to support night vision. Apples are an excellent source of soluble fiber to reduce cholesterol and vitamin C to keep various body cells functioning. Ginger has been used for centuries to sooth an upset stomach, and has been shown in some studies to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness. At only 162 calories per serving, this smoothie satisfies sweet cravings as part of a weight loss plan.
Our fiesta refresher smoothie recipe is festive enough for a fiesta! Lycopene from tomatoes will provide your guests with lower blood pressure and a reduced risk of some cancers. How’s that for a party favor? Cilantro is one of nature’s multivitamin and mineral sources. It is a very good source of vitamin E, which is difficult to get enough of in the diet. All of the required vitamin A for the day and more is provided by the carrot. To increase festivities note the optional ingredients of spicy hot sauce and/or vodka for a homemade refreshing cocktail. Don’t forget the piñata.
This nutritious smoothie incorporates super greens along with fruit and coconut milk to provide a potent dose of antioxidants. Kale and spinach are super heroes of the vegetable world providing everything your cells need to function optimally. Coconut milk is high in medium-chain triglycerides, fats that provides energy for the body, and does not accumulate in the organs. Fat also provides a feeling of fullness, so this smoothie is really a meal in itself.
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.
Keep skin healthy in summer or winter with the complexion-enhancing benefits of cucumbers. Add mint to the mix to fight bad bacteria and cellular oxidation. Mint has also been shown to relieve symptoms of IBS, and to keep airways open for smooth breathing. Overall, this smoothie is very low in calories and carbohydrates, and an excellent source of vitamin C.
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!
Our healthy liver smoothie recipe contains ingredients that are proven to keep your liver healthy and detoxified. This recipe is very high in fiber and vitamins A and C. The liver's normal function is to remove toxins from food and your body's metabolic wastes. It's the major organ for metabolism which needs cleansing every once in a while. Lycium Berries are superb for the liver and act as a blood tonic; the Milk Thistle seeds help to protect the liver and the lemon juice acts in a regenerative fashion. The liver cells live for approximately for 18-24 months so you can drink this smoothie regularly until your liver cells regenerate.
A popular recipe from Brazil that many people make in the summer. A friend of mine lived there for two years and raves about them! Although avocados are high in fat they are a health omega 3 fat, and avocados provide wide ranging anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits as well as making your skin look great!