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Top 10 Delicious, Nutritious Smoothies

Updated on June 19, 2013

10. Tropical Delight

1 cup of coconut milk 1 fresh or frozen banana

1 cup of guava nectar 6 ice cubes (not needed if using frozen fruit)

1 tablespoon virgin olive oil

1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple chunks

Health benefits: Pineapple is an excellent source of iodine, making it a good food for the thyroid. Coconut oil has marvelous health benefits- from improving thyroid function, promoting weight loss, reducing sugar cravings, improve energy, and improving cognitive function. Bananas help promote brain function, reduce depression, promote healthy blood flow and bowel movements!



9. Anti-Aging Smoothie

1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 teaspoon absorbic acid (vitamin c powder)

1 cup of chopped papaya 3 ice cubes

1/2 cup blueberries

Antioxidants are the best allies for preventing aging because they bind free radicals and take them out of your system. This smoothie is rich in vitamins C and E, betacarotene, selenium, enzymes, and phytonutrients.


Health benefits: You can even save the papaya peels to rub on your face, it makes a great facial because of the papain, which is a protein-digesting enzyme which helps to eliminate dead skin.


8. Wild Berry Bright Eyes

6 Wild berry zinger herbal tea ice cubes 1/2 cup of blueberries, washed

1/2 cup of milk 2 teaspoons honey

1/2 cup blackberries, washed 1/4 teaspoon pure raspberry extract

Health benefits: Rich in antioxidants that help fight degenerative eye disordersand improve vision.


7. Cool Kiwi

1 cup coconut milk 3 kiwis

1 cup pineapple juice 1 frozen banana

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil 3 to 4 ice cubes


Health Benefits: Kiwis offer an excellent source of vitamin C and beta-carotene.


6. Just Peachy

3/4 cup of orange juice 1 frozen banana

1/2 cup of plain or peach yogurt 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen peaches 4 ice cubes


Health Benefits: Peaches are very good for an acidic stomach condition such as after consumption of spicy or greasy foods.



5. Carob Peanut Butter Banana

1 cup milk 6 ice cubes

2 frozen bananas 1 tablespoon protein powder (optional)

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 table spoon carob powder


Health Benefits: Carob is a nutritious alternative to chocolate because its free of caffeine. This smoothie is loaded with nutrients to fuel the brain and body.


4. Bone-Up Solution

1/2 cup apple juice 1/8 teaspoon stevia or 1 tablespoon honey

Juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 banana

1/2 cup of milk 6 ice cubes

1 cup of blueberries, blackberries, or raspberries


Health Benefits: The berries are rich in anthocyanidins and proanthocyanidins. They stabalize collagen structure. (the protein structure of bones and elasticity of skin.)



3. Sunrise Surprise

1 cup pineapples 1 banana

1 cup peaches 1 cup of lemonade, orange juice, or fruit juice of choice

1 cup mangos 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds


Health Benefits: Flaxseeds are very rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and other nutrients.




2. Jamba Juice's Caribbean Passion

1 cup strawberries 1 scoop orange sherbet

1 cup peaches 1 cup passion-fruit mango juice

1/2 pinapple


1. Jamba Juice's Peach Pleasure

(I like to order mine with less sherbet, more mango and bananas.)

2 cups peaches

Half a banana

2 cups mangos

2 cups passion-fruit mango juice

half a scoop of sherbet



Hope everyone enjoys, and stays healthy!


Source: The Ultimate Smoothie Book

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    • Amanda108 profile image

      Amanda 

      5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      Informative and delicious looking, thanks!

    • Hannah Ercolini profile imageAUTHOR

      Hannah Ercolini 

      5 years ago

      Glad I could help! :)

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I like that you include healthy oils in some of your smoothie recipes. We just moved to an area where we can get fresh berries, so I'm going to be trying some of these smoothies soon. Thanks!

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