You can make healthy smoothies taste good too!
Here’s the thing, there are hundreds of recipes for healthy smoothies out there, that will make you feel healthier, to improve your skin and even to alleviate the pain of arthritis, and guess what, according to research and user feedback, they really do work.
After all, there is no better way to get a whole bunch of fresh, raw vegetables and fruits into your body and we know what amazing health benefits these have.
Whether or not you make this a part of your morning routine, a meal replacement or you just want a delicious drink during your day, you can have the benefits of these nutrient rich, flavoursome smoothies.
No 1. Tasty Tumeric Twist
- A banana
- An orange
- 1 handful of spinach leaves
- level tea spoon of turmeric
- 4 strawberries
Turmeric is thought to be one of the super foods with its anti cancer properties. It’s flavor isn’t to everyones taste so adding in the banana, orange and strawberries, gives the smoothie a sweet flavor.
The banana contains several vitamins, magnesium and of course potassium. Strawberries contain fisetin which is thought to help prevent alzheimer’s disease. Oranges are a great source of vitamin C and according to the American Heart Association, they lower the risk of stroke.
Spinach is a super source of vitamin c and has many antioxidant properties.
No 2. Go Green!
- 1 handful of kale
- 1 carrot
- 1 handful of spinach leaves
- A teaspoon of spirulina powder
- 1 banana
- 1 Tablespoon of honey
This very green smoothie may look a little like pond algae, but it’s extremely healthy and also filling.
Spirulina is an algae and the pond water look of this smoothie holds many good secrets. Spirulina is super high in proteins and is a great source of vitamin B, antioxidants and many micro nutrients.
Carrots contain vitamin A so the old tale that they can help you see in the dark holds some value as vitlamin A is good for vision, as well as being good for your skin.
Kale is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, copper and manganese; it’s also a source of vitamin B6 and has a lot of fiber.
Spinach contains folate, vitamin C, niacin, riboflavin, and potassium. It grows instant muscles as we all know thanks to Popeye as well!
Honey helps to sweeten this smoothie, honey also contains disease fighting flavanoids, it helps with sleep problems and coughs or sore throats too.
No 3. Melon Madness
- 1/2 water melon
- 1/2 canteoupe melon
- 1/2 banana
It’s that simple! This smoothie has more of a watery texture than most others.
Water melons liquify and on it’s own and is a wonderfully refreshing drink to have in the morning.
But add the canteloupe melon and banana, it becomes a refreshing vitamin blast.
Water melons have many vitamins including B6, C and A. Add to that the canteloupe, which also has vitamins C, A, B and K. It also has carotenoids, good for your eyes and a great antioxident.
No 4. Blueberry Burst
- A cup full of blueberries
- Unsalted almonds – about 10 to 12
- A tablespoon of chia seeds
- 1/4 seapsoon of ginger powder or fresh ginger
- 1/2 cup of strawberries
Blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese.
Almonds are a great source of protein and contain vitamin E, copper and magnesium. They also are a very good source of unsaturated fatty acids.
Chia seeds contain both protein and ‘good’ carbohydrates, omega-3 fatty acids, calcium and antioxidents.
Ginger is an age old remedy for upset stomachs. Apart from being having a great flavour, it is a very good source of dietry fibre.
No 5. The Big Cinnamon Apple
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- A teaspoon of cinnanon
- 1/2 a cucumber
With a name like this, it’s going to tase amazing!
Apples and oranges combine vitamin C with fibre.
Cinnamon, according to some studies may have anti inflamatory properties, it also may lower blood sugar levels.
Cucumber contains a lot of vitamin K and is good for your skin.
Don’t forget to add ice to your smoothies, especially in the summer.