Many people find themselves skipping meals, feeling the dread of spending too much time in the kitchen. Unfortunately, that often causes a loss of energy or leads to eating too much junk food. In order to keep your energy high and your diet healthy, try out these healthy smoothie recipes for those times when cooking is not an option.
14 healthy smoothie recipes: fitness in one glass
Even though these healthy smoothie recipes don’t replace a full and nutritious meal, they are great for when time is short or cooking is not an option. They’ll infuse your body with all the nutrients required for it to keep strong and working efficiently in no time. Besides, they’re simply tasty.
Green Smoothie with Chia Seeds (Ideal for Detoxing)
This recipe makes use of spinach, pineapple and banana, all blended together to create a delicious taste that can actually reduce your appetite!
This smoothie is ideal for getting the toxins out of your system, as well as weight loss.
Apple Crisp Smoothie
If you love apples or apple cider, you’re going to adore this smoothie!
It’s made with apples, oats and yogurt and high in protein and fiber. Boost your energy levels while enjoying the taste of summer.
Orange Dream Creamsicle
Who doesn’t love the taste of orange creamsicles? With this recipe, you can enjoy the sweet taste blended into a smoothie.
On top of being a tasty treat, it’s healthy for you, using real oranges to boost your Vitamin C and prepare you for soaking up the sun.
Caramel Apple Smoothie
This smoothie combines the flavor of caramel, apple and oatmeal into a smoothie that makes a delicious breakfast.
This blend can actually sit in the fridge overnight, meaning you can make it the day before and grab it on the go. Fast, easy, and a great way to start the day!
Cranberry Citrus Smoothie
This smoothie combines the tart taste of cranberries with the sweetness of vanilla extract. Adding bananas, oranges and yogurt, these ingredients blend into a delicious glass of Vitamin C.
If you’re not fond of oranges, you can always switch out the fruit or just add more banana! Experiment with what works the best for you and your taste buds!
Green Ginger Smoothie
This green beverage combines spinach and apples to create a rich green color. Hemp seeds can be added to pack in the protein. Spices like ginger and lemon juice are also added into the blender to create a unique flavor. This smoothie may be an acquired taste!
This classic taste combination is a favorite of almost everyone. The tangy taste of kiwi blended with the sweetness of strawberries and the undertone of bananas. It’s a brilliant combination.
This recipe shows you how to make a sugar-conscious smoothie. Of course, you can always ditch the kiwi if it’s not your thing. Many people don’t enjoy that flavor.
Berry-Banana Cauliflower Smoothie
Cauliflower may seem a little odd, but it blends quite well with the blueberries. The cauliflower adds texture, while also boosting the health benefits.
Rich in antioxidants, blueberries are the ideal summer snack, so blending them into a delicious beverage just makes sense.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Protein Shake
These flavors have been presented together in almost every way. Reese made the combination popular with their unique brand of chocolate. Now you can bring a similar flavor to your healthy smoothie recipes and drink it up!
This shake is high in protein, as the name would suggest. It makes use of soy milk and Greek yogurt, so you have the luxury of knowing it’s still healthy, even if it tastes like cheating on your diet!
Carrots are an ideal way to boost your overall health. This recipe blends carrots with orange juice to create a tangy treat that’s sure to delight your taste buds.
It helps to know that it’s really good for you, boosting your Vitamin C and helping to protect your skin from sun damage.
This recipe combines the flavor of chocolate with that of bananas to give you a treat that tastes great, while also being good for you.
This recipe uses fat-free milk, but you can opt for a different type of milk if you need to. Likewise, it also uses frozen bananas, but you’re more than welcome to use fresh bananas. The chocolate flavoring comes from a dash of cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
Cherry-Berry Oatmeal Smoothie
This fruity delight is bound to be a hit with your taste buds. It makes use of the tart taste of cherries and blends them together with strawberries, oatmeal, honey and almond milk.
It boosts your Vitamin C, your fiber and tastes delicious for any occasion. The best part is you can use frozen fruit to create this.
Pumpkin Coconut Smoothie
You can already tell you’re in for a treat when you see a pumpkin in the recipe. This smoothie has an autumnal vibe, combining pumpkin spice, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, banana and ice. That’s it!
The best part about this smoothie is it works for almost every diet, including gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, Paleo and if you’re just looking to be health-conscious.
This smoothie is another with autumn vibes, boasting high Vitamin C and immune-boosting probiotics to get you in gear for the upcoming chill.
It’s ideal for fighting off the cold or flu symptoms that typically come along with the autumn months. If you’re prone to getting sick all-year, this pear and spinach blend could be a life saver!
These healthy smoothie recipes can keep you going on and strong when time constraints don’t allow for a full meal. They are also really tasty and refreshing, which are pluses.
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