Healthiest Smoothies That Taste Amazing

 

Did you know that a smoothie is not just a drink? It’s also a meal. Though they may be high in sugar and calories, smoothies contain so many nutrients from fruits and veggies, which can help boost your immune system, prevent heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation and even fight cancer. The best part about making a healthy smoothie is that it tastes incredible! In this blog post, we will share the healthiest low-calorie recipes for everyone to enjoy.

 The Best Green Smoothie

This green smoothie recipe will be sure to get your servings of vegetables in for the day all while tasting great. It will fill your body with the nutrients it needs for the day and leave your belly feeling satisfied and full. You’ll never look at another veggie-filled beverage again! This creamy drink tastes so delicious.

Ingredients

    • 1 medium avocado 
    • 1 cup spinach
    • 1 cup frozen banana
    • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
    • ¼ cup frozen cauliflower 
    • 3 pitted Medjool dates 
    • 1.5 cups milk of your choice

The fun thing about this smoothie is that you can substitute any veggies/fruit or add more if you like. You can also substitute the chia seeds for hemp or flax seeds. Blend all the ingredients, and your green smoothie is ready to drink! 

Pumpkin Berry Smoothie Perfect For Fall

This smoothie is the perfect smoothie for the fall season. You can use some of the leftover canned pumpkin you might have in the fridge and get into the fall spirit! The smoothie combines rich fall flavors with superfood ingredients making it an excellent breakfast or snack. This smoothie recipe will give you all the energy needed for those early morning classes at school or a long day at work.

Ingredients

    • 2 Tbsp. canned pumpkin
    • 1 Tbsp. cashew butter
    • 1 cup frozen blueberries
    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
    • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 cup milk of your choice

Blend all ingredients, and your smoothie is ready for you to enjoy! You can top it with any toppings you like, such as fresh fruit, granola, or more cashew butter. 

Creamy Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Wake up your taste buds with this creamy strawberry chia seed smoothie! This breakfast treat is packed full of antioxidants, fiber, and great flavor. Add a little extra texture by adding the chia seeds, too, for some fun in every bite you take. 

 

Ingredients

    • 1 cup frozen strawberries
    • 1 frozen banana
    • ½ cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 cup milk of your choice
    • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
    • 1 scoop of protein powder (optional for an extra protein boost)

Blend all ingredients in a blender and let it sit for a few minutes afterward to allow the chia seeds to expand. You can top it with even more chia seeds, fresh bananas, strawberries, or granola. 

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

 

This smoothie is the perfect healthy dessert smoothie if you have a bit of a sweet tooth and want something more decadent. It has everything you need from salty to sweet with a bit of protein. 

 

Ingredients

    • 1 frozen banana
    • 1 cup of frozen coconut milk cubes
    • 3 Tbsp. cacao powder
    • 2 Tbsp. hemp seeds
    • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter
    • 1 cup milk of your choice
    • A splash of maple syrup for added sweetness (optional)

Add the ingredients to a blender and enjoy! To make the frozen coconut milk cubes, just add some coconut milk to an ice cube tray the night before and let it freeze. The frozen coconut milk will add extra creaminess to the smoothie. You can sub out hemp seeds for any of your favorite seeds or add them along with the hemp seeds for an extra boost of protein and nutrients. 

Conclusion

Smoothies are a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables, as well as protein. They’re easy to make with just a blender or food processor, so don’t let the idea intimidate you! Whether it be fruit-based recipes or a green smoothie, there is something for everyone. The smoothies above are perfect for rushed mornings when you need to fuel your body with nutrients and protein.