Healthy Smoothie Recipes
You want to stay healthy and fit without really depriving your cravings, right? If you want to enjoy a nice, cold drink, then smoothies are in! From school and offices to bars and restos, smoothies have conquered the menu lists all over the world. Fitness gurus and weight conscious alike are going gaga in including smoothies in their daily diet. So if you are a smoothie convert and you want to try a variety of it, here are some of the best recipes that you can try out at home.
Start your day with a glass of smoothie! Check your fridge for some fruity left overs and kick your mood with a nutritious serving of one in less than five minutes! Supplies you with vitamin C and other minerals to keep you going. You will need 1 cup orange juice, 1 banana, any fruit left over, low-fat yogurt, and 1 tablespoon sugar. Combine the ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend until creamy than add sugar.
Low-calorie smoothie lets you splurge a glass or more of a thirst-quenching drink without really injecting those unwanted carbs in your body. For less than 350 calories, this quick and easy to prepare smoothie is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or even midnight snack! Get a cup of mix berries, banana, apple juice and yogurt, blend and they’re good to go for a nice drink. Provides you with protein and fiber while detoxifying your system leaving you feeling fresh and clean after a few days of regular drink.
Perfect for get togethers, reunions, and after-dinner chitchats, this alcohol smoothie however tastes so yummy you won’t feel any alcohol at all! Prepare this with the following ingredients: 2 cups ice, 4 oz each of rum, Daiquiri mix, and Colada mix. Place everything inside the blend, cover, and blend til is becomes smooth. You may alter the amount of ingredients and substitute other alcoholic beverages as well, depending on your choice or what’s available. Anyway, a little dose of alcohol is good for the health!
Cut the sugar and blend a smoothie that tastes sweet after all! Try mixing honey dew and kiwi in the blender and what a fantastic, healthy and nutritious smoothie you’ll have. Get 2 cups cubed honeydew, peel and cut one whole apple and kiwi, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and a cup of ice. Combine ingredients, blend until smooth, and serve with a slice or two of kiwi!
Oprah’s own smoothie
One of Oprah’s secrets of why she’s slimmed down was a glass or two of smoothie! One of her most favorite is the watermelon agua fresca smoothie. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon and you can do this with our without a blender! For ultimate freshness, use straight from the market ingredients. You’ll need two cups of diced watermelon, 1 cup strawberries, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and honey or sugar. Just combine all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. You may add yogurt or milk and sweeten the smoothie with sugar, honey, or agave.
So, there you have some of the smoothie inspirations that you can try out at home! Get those fresh fruits now and quench that thirst with a healthy glass or two with some of the healthiest smoothies you
About the Author – Manilyn Moreno is a writer and caterer for Better Cater. She enjoys writing about her passions which include cooking, organizing events and outdoor activities.