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Top Easy Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Updated on May 22, 2016

Staple Smoothies that You Should Know How to Make if you want to be healthy during any season. These are all simple, quick and easy, healthy recipes.

Strawberry Colada Smoothie

Serves 2

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1 Banana, ripe
  • 1 1/2 cups Pineapple, frozen
  • 8 oz Strawberries, fresh

Canned Goods

  • 1 1/4 cups Coconut milk beverage, unsweetened

Dairy

  • 1 (5.3 oz) container Coconut greek yogurt

Directions

  • Pulse strawberries in a food processor until well pureed.
  • To a blender add banana, pineapple, coconut Greek yogurt and 1 1/4 cups coconut milk. Pulse until well blended, adding an additional 1/4 cup coconut milk as needed.
  • Spoon pineapple mixture into glasses filling about 1/3 full then add a spoonful or two of the strawberry mixture, swirl lightly with a butter knife then repeat twice more. Serve immediately.
  • Alternately, all ingredients can be blended together in a blender versus processing strawberries separately.
  • *Light canned coconut milk can also be substitute just blend 1:1 with water.

Benefits ;

Strawberries are those amazing little delights, the deep red color and sweet taste if strawberries make it a favorite fruit for millions around the world, people usually love to enjoy strawberries in shakes, smoothies, pastries, tarts, pies, jam, etc.

Strawberries Could Help:

1. Burn stored fat.

2. Reduce inflammation.

3. Boost short term memory.

4. Lower risks of heart disease.

5. Improve bone health.

6. Promote eye health.


Strawberry Colada Smoothie
Strawberry Colada Smoothie

Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

10 mins to make, serves 1

Ingredients

Produce

  • 1/2 cup Blueberries, frozen
  • 3/4 cup Raspberries, frozen
  • 1 cup Strawberries, frozen

Drinks

  • 1 cup Orange juice

Other

  • 2 Kiwifruit, peeled and sliced

METHOD

  1. Place the frozen berries in the blender and let them thaw for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the kiwifruit and the orange juice and blend on high until smooth.
  3. Top with more kiwi or berries if desired.

Benefits ;

From disease prevention to an abundance of vitamins & minerals, the kiwi provides a wide array of benefits. Kiwis have phytonutrients, which repair DNA, act as the body’s protection against some cancers & function as antioxidants. Oz. for Oz., Kiwis contains more vitamin C than oranges & may confer a significant protective effect against respiratory symptoms associated with asthma such as wheezing, night coughs, shortness of breath, severe wheeze, chronic cough & runny nose.

Kiwi fruit is also a beauty with benefits, and is counted as one of the best ingredients for fruit salads.

Kiwi fruit is exceptionally high in vitamin C, in fact it contains even more vitamin C than an orange. It also contains high amounts of vitamins E, A, & K as well as flavonoids, antioxidants, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, and iron. Kiwi is particularly beneficial for the respiratory system and has been shown to help shorten the duration of colds as well as to help prevent asthma, wheezing, and coughing. Kiwi fruit contains anti-inflammatory properties which is good for those who suffer with autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, Fibromyalgia, CFS, and Lyme disease.

Blueberries are rich with some anti-oxidants which help to reduce the radicals responsible for aging in the body. This fruit contain a lot of vitamin C, which also can slow down the aging process in the body.

Blueberries contain antioxidants, which work to neutralize free radicals linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other age-related conditions. They are packed with vitamins C, E, riboflavin, niacin, and folate. They also contain minerals like iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.

Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie
Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Smoothie

6 mins to make, serves 2

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1 Banana, firm
  • 2 heaping cups Strawberries, fresh

Condiments

  • 2 tsp Honey

Dairy

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, non-fat

Frozen

  • 1 cup Ice

INSTRUCTION

  1. Drop all of the ingredients into the blender jar and blend on the highest speed for 40 seconds. Serve immediately.

Benefits ;

Banana Health Benefits; Banana is the most healthy foods to eat amongst people of every age. To get health benefits of Banana, it can be enjoyed in various forms like; bananas can be eaten raw, accompanied with desserts, supplementary in smoothies and consumed in many more ways.

Bananas are very soothing to the gastrointestinal tract because of the high content of the soluble fiber pectin. The pectin helps to normalize bowel function and has shown some promise for the treatment of peptic ulcers. They also contain compounds called protease inhibitors which help eliminate harmful bacteria like Pylori.

Cinnamon Roll Smoothie

4 mins to make, serves 2

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1 Banana, frozen

Refrigerated

  • 1 cup Vanilla almond milk

Pasta & Grains

  • 1/4 cup Oats, old fashioned

Baking & Spices

  • 1 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Dairy

  • 1/2 cup Vanilla greek yogurt

Instruction

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Benefits ;

Cinnamon, was once more valuable than gold. The health benefits of this beloved spice are still of value. 1/2 tsp. a day can lower bad cholesterol. Just smelling cinnamon boosts cognitive function amp; memory. It can reduce pain linked to arthritis. Cinnamon can also help stablize blood sugar (great for weight loss).

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie

5 mins to make, makes 1 smoothie

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 2 Kiwis, small ripe
  • 1/2 Or 1 clementine, medium orange
  • 1/2 cup Strawberry, frozen halves

Condiments

  • 1 tsp Honey

Pasta & Grains

  • 2 tbsp Rolled or quick-cooking oats

Dairy

  • 1/2 cup Skim milk

Frozen

  • 1 Small handful Ice

Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in your blender: kiwis, strawberries, orange, milk, oats, and ice (if using). Blend until smooth. Taste and add 1-2 teaspoons of honey if you desire additional sweetness. Enjoy immediately.

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size: 1 smoothie (without honey)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 326
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Sodium: 75mg
  • Carbohydrates: 72g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Fiber: 23g
  • Protein: 11g

Banana Mango Smoothie

2 mins to make, serves 2

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free, Paleo

Produce

  • 1 Banana, large
  • 1 cup Mango, frozen

Refrigerated

  • 1/2 cup Almond milk

Nuts & Seeds

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds

Drinks

  • 1/2 cup Orange juice

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits all over the world. Loved for its taste, mango also has immense health benefits like keeping blood pressure and diabetes in control, lowers cholesterol level, cancer fighter, controlling brain health, curing acne and digestive problems, helps in gaining weight and promotes health during pregnancy.


Banana Mango Smoothie
Banana Mango Smoothie

Coldbuster Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Serves 18-20

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1 cup Peaches, frozen
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1 cup Strawberries, frozen

Drinks

  • 10 oz Orange juice

Dairy

  • 4 oz Peach greek yogurt, frozen

Frozen

  • 1 Handful Ice cubes

Instruction

Crush all ingredients in a blender until they are well smooth.

Benefits ;

Vitamin A & C make peaches a great natural moisturizer. These vitamins can help regenerate skin tissue & slow the aging process. Chlorogenic acid along with Vit C help reduce the formation of dark circles, fine lines & wrinkles. The presence of so many nutrients, vitamins & antioxidants gives the proper diet for healthy growing hair. Peaches applied directly to the scalp protecting against hair loss. Rubbing its flesh on the skin as a mask allows enzymes to nourish & refreshen the skin.

Coldbuster Immunity Boosting Smoothie
Coldbuster Immunity Boosting Smoothie

Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free

Produce

  • 1/2 Heaping cup Mango chunks, frozen
  • 1/2 Heaping cup Strawberries, frozen

Baking & Spices

  • 1 tbsp Honey or sugar

Drinks

  • 1 3/4 cup Orange juice

Liquids

  • 3 tbsp Water

Four awesome benefits of mangoes: 1. tartaric acid, malic acid, and trace amounts of citric acid found in mangoes help the body maintain its alkaline reserve. 2. One cup of sliced mangoes will supply roughly 25% of the recommended intake of vitamin A, which promotes good eye sight and helps prevent night blindness. 3. Various antioxidant compounds in mangoes help prevent many types of cancer. 4. They are a great source of vitamin E.

Strawberry Mango Smoothie
Strawberry Mango Smoothie

Strawberry Pineapple Smoothie

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

Vegetarian, Gluten free

Produce

  • 2 cup Pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 2 cup Strawberries, frozen

Drinks

  • 1/2 cup Orange juice

Dairy

  • 1 1/2 cup Vanilla or plain yogurt

Direction ;

Blend them all and serve as desired.

Benefits ;

Drink Pineapple juice first thing in the morning. Helps with inflammation, weight loss, helps flush parasites,regulates thyroid, Balances electrolytes,Gets rid of heavy metals and toxins, digestive aid,Strengthens gums and helps whiten and preserve teeth, Improves vision, protects from cancer.

Pineapple juice for cough is an effective medicine. Along with number of different benefits, pineapple helps reduce congestion and cough symptoms.

Pineapple is the major source of bromelain. Bromelain has been used to reduce inflammation in arthritis, sinusitis, inflammatory bowel disease, sports injuries, trauma, burns, prostatitis, bruising, swelling & after surgery. It is effective in suppressing the growth of some cancer cells. Pineapple also aids in circulatory health & improvements in all breathing conditions. The tougher circle at the center has more concentrated bromelain than the surrounding tender fruit.




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    • Nabiilah Bundhoo profile imageAUTHOR

      Nabiilah Bundhoo 

      2 years ago from Mauritius

      Coconut smoothies, great idea!!!

    • Margie Lynn profile image

      Southern Accents 

      2 years ago from the USA

      Yummy, I want one now! I have not used coconut milk or yougrt, but would love to try them. Any brands you like? Thanks for the great recipes!

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      peachy 

      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      I love your smoothie recipes because you had added the benefits of each drink

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