If you’re looking for a quick, easy and tasty snack it can be challenging to find one with health-promoting properties. Here are a few delicious but healthy smoothie recipes that make it easy to eat healthy, full of fruit, milk, protein, immune-boosting yoghurt and many more nutritious ingredients. So, if you’re looking to create some great-tasting recipes or looking for something new to try. Here are a few favourites.
Green Tea, Blueberry and Banana
This smoothie is antioxidant-rich which is generated from the green tea. The benefits include improved brain function, fat loss and lower risk of cancer. It is super tasty from the blueberry but also contains sugar to settle your sweet tooth. Blueberries are rich in fibre, vitamin C and B6 and numerous other minerals that support heart health. Bananas have massive amounts of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium and magnesium. These are good for heart health and digestive health, as well as preserving memory and boosting mood.
3 Tbsp Water
1 Green tea bag
2 tsp Honey
1 ½ cup Frozen blueberries
¾ Vanilla soy milk
Microwave water until it is steaming. Add the tea bag and allow to brew for 3 minutes. Remove the tea bag and stir honey until it dissolves. Separately combine berries, banana and milk in a blender. Then add the tea and blend until smooth. Add additional water if struggle to process the mixture. Pour into a glass and enjoy!
This lovely smoothie will give you 269 calories, 2.5g fat, 0.2g saturated fat, 52mg sodium, 63g carbohydrates, 38.g sugars, 8g fiber and 3.5g protein.
Strawberry and Kiwi
This smoothie is great to satiate you and fight disease. Kiwi is a high source of vitamin C and dietary fibre. It helps digestion, induces sleep and contributes to beautiful looking skin. Strawberries are also rich in antioxidants and multiple other vitamins and minerals. Strawberries can improve eye care and brain function as well as a relief to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. This recipe serves four so you can share it with your friends.
1 ¼ cups Apple juice
1 Banana, ripe, sliced
1 Kiwi, sliced
5 Frozen strawberries
1 ½ tsp Honey
Combine the juice, banana, kiwi fruit, strawberries and honey. Blend this until smooth, adding additional water if needed. Put this into your most Instagram-worthy glass and enjoy.
Per serving this has 87 calories, 0.3g of fat, 0g saturated fat, 3.5mg sodium, 22g carbs, 16.5g fiber, 0.5g protein
Papaya,Pineapple and Coconut
This blend is thick like a milkshake, with rich flavours transporting you to a tropical destination. Rich in vitamins and minerals essential for normal body functioning, papaya is good for digestion, toothache and improvement to immune and heart health. Pineapples contain considerable amounts of vitamin C and manganese as well as important dietary fiber. Therefore, this is great for antioxidant defences and energy production. Coconut is high in saturated fats which increases healthy cholesterol and this promotes heart health. It is also low in calories, carbohydrates and sugars, so makes a great snack during the day. Flaxseeds are also high in omega-3, which can reduce eczema and cellulite as well as boosting heart health.
1 Papaya, diced
1 cup Fat-free plain yoghurt
½ cup Fresh pineapple, diced
½ cup Crushed ice
1 tsp Coconut oil
1 tsp ground flaxseed
Combine the papaya, yoghurt, pineapple, ice, coconut oil and flaxseed. Process for about 30 to 60 seconds, or until smooth and frosty. Add more water if a smoother consistency is desired. Enjoy this vibrantly coloured smoothie with some quiet time or whilst getting desk tasks done.
Per serving, 299 calories, 1.5g fat, 0.1g saturated fat, 149mg sodium, 64g carbohydrates, 44g sugars, 7g fiber and 13g protein.