There are thousands of smoothie recipes that promise to offer the perfect blend of flavor and health benefits; you’ve come to the right place for some suggestions! Smoothies are the perfect way to pack those extra fruits + veggies into your diet to make sure your body is getting essential nutrients such as carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals + water. From post workout recovery to giving your metabolism a kick, here are three easy, delicious + nutrient packed recipes you can make this week!
Strawberry Banana: An easy, classic, favorite
½ Cup Milk (your choice or replace with water)
½ Cup Plain or Greek Yogurt
½ Banana Peeled (frozen will help thicken)
½ cup of Strawberries
½ cup of Oats (raw or cooked)
Strawberries + Bananas are both nutritional powerhouses with tons of heart healthy fibers to help those bowels move smoothly. To say that these two flavors pair well together would be an understatement.
Kale Avocado: Refreshing + Delicious
Handful of Baby Kale
Juice of 1 Lime
½ Cup of Water
Pinch of salt–completely optional
While raw kale isn’t very pleasant on it’s own, adding rich creamy avocado + sweet ripe bananas ties this recipe together in the best way. Coconut water would also be a great base for this smoothie because it’s extremely hydrating!
Chocolate Nutter Butter: SAVORY + SIMPLE
½ cup milk of your choice
1 Ripe Banana
1 (or 2) TBS of Creamy Peanut Butter
2 TBS of Cacao Powder
1 TBS Flax Seeds
1 TSP of Vanilla
This smoothie is BEYOND tasty. It will keep you full for a LONG time, especially if you replace the cacao powder + vanilla with chocolate protein powder. It’s perfect for a post workout meal + easy to make on-the- go for those crazy mornings. There is NO excuse to ever skip breakfast!!
ADD IN IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR SMOOTHIE EVEN HEALTHIER!
Chia Seeds – High in protein, antioxidants, omega-3, fiber, magnesium and potassium.
Hemp Hearts – High in protein, omega-3 and 6
Flax Meal – High in fiber + omega-3
Oats – High in soluble fiber, iron, antioxidants. Also great for lowering cholesterol and low in fat.
Almonds – High in antioxidants and vitamin E. Can help lower harmful cholesterol.