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Our Top 5 Healthy Recipes for Smoothies

Audrey Herndon | Jul 6 2021 | Tags: Recipes, Health & Wellness

You can supplement your diet by having a smoothie for breakfast, lunch, a pre-workout energy boost, or a post-workout recovery drink. By controlling the portion sizes you add to your smoothie, you can manage the intake of vitamins, proteins, fiber, essential minerals, and calories.

Here are our top easy healthy smoothie recipes. You can make these smoothies even easier with our Green Smoothie mix

Recipe 1: Detoxifying Green Apple Smoothie

This detoxifying smoothie is rich in antioxidants and healthy nutrients such as Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Calcium, and Iron. It’s a good energy boost for your post-workout session or as an early morning snack.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 180kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup kales with stalks removed
  • 1 green apple
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes

Prep instructions

Core and dice the apple, then place all the ingredients in the blender. Blend on high until all the kale breaks down completely to a smooth consistency, then serve.

Recipe 2: Apple Avocado Detox Smoothie

Start your morning with this healthy smoothie recipe that packs plenty of fiber with leafy greens, essential nutrients, and antioxidants.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 306 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • 2 apples
  • 4 cups of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1 tsp chia or flax seeds for garnishing

Prep instructions

Blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until your smoothie is creamy and consistent. Add the ice cubes and blend for 20 seconds, then serve. Garnish with flaxseeds.

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Recipe 3: Frozen Berry Smoothie

Try out this healthy recipe for a low-calorie, high-fiber filling smoothie. You can use any berries to make this smoothie to your liking.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen mixed berries (blueberries or strawberries)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • fresh mint or basil leaves for garnishing

Prep Instructions

Blend all your ingredients until smooth; if the blend is too thick and heavy, add some almond milk, and if it’s too thin, add some more frozen mixed berries and ice cubes. Serve and garnish with fresh mint leaves and enjoy.

Recipe 4: Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie

This protein-filled smoothie is healthy and filling. You can use vanilla extract and a protein source like peanut flour in place of the vanilla protein powder.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 2 glasses
Calories: 350kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen blackberries

Prep Instructions

Blend all the ingredients for 2-3 minutes to a smooth consistency. Serve and garnish with fresh berries.

Recipe 5: Banana Strawberry Protein Smoothie

Prepare this delicious family-friendly smoothie as a breakfast snack or even a dessert after your meals.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving: 1 glass
Calories: 390 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 10 whole almonds
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 3 tbsp chocolate protein powder

Prep Instructions

Blend the ingredients until smooth and serve while cold. Garnish with your favorite berries and seeds.

Add a protein boost to your smoothie

Our whey and vegan proteins are the perfect nutrient-rich addition to your Berry smoothie to provide fuel for the day, and support post-workout recovery.

By adding just one scoop of protein to your smoothie you can adapt this recipe to create an even more well-balanced and hunger-satisfying meal.

Find out more about our vanilla and chocolate protein smoothie powders:

Bottom Line

You can control your calories as you prepare these healthy recipes for smoothies. If your goal is to increase your calorie and dense nutrients intake, add more full-fat yogurts, nuts, seeds, avocado, and nut butter. 

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Audrey is a summer intern for SmoothieBox working in the marketing and social media department. She is a rising junior at Elon University with a marketing major and strong passion for health, wellness and fitness! In her free time you can find her going for a run or at the beach with friends.

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