There’s no better way to start your morning than with a fresh smoothie. With all of the right ingredients not only are they tasty but they are also great for boosting your energy levels, lifting your mood and even working to improve your immune system.
A tasty and nutritious smoothie recipe can be hard to come by, so here are 3 lip-smacking, healthy smoothie recipes that you must try.
Wild berry blitz smoothie.
This smoothie is made up of raspberries, strawberries and blueberries with a little plain Greek yoghurt to sweeten. Try this smoothie in the mornings before work if you are in need of an instant energy boost to help you kick start the day.
Here are all of the ingredients you will need to get started:
- 1 cup of strawberries
- ½ cup of raspberries
- ⅓ cup of blueberries
- ½ cup of plain Greek yoghurt
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 tbsp of chia
Gather all of the ingredients together and then blend in your favorite blender until smooth. Add ice as required.
Creamy tropical twist smoothie.
This tropical smoothie is made up of all of your favorite tropical fruits, helping you to unwind and bringing you a taste of the Caribbean. It contains mango, banana, peaches and passion fruit – to give it that extra special tang. The combination of the banana with the coconut milk gives it a rich creamy taste, making it a really filling breakfast smoothie, perfect for if you know you have a long morning ahead.
Here are all of the ingredients so that you can get your twist on:
- 1 cup of chopped mangoes
- 1 cup of drained canned peaches
- 1 frozen banana
- ⅓ cup of pure passion fruit juice
- ⅔ cup of coconut milk
To make this smoothie, start by freezing a banana overnight. In the morning, peel it and chop it into the blender, add the other ingredients and ice as desired. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Green energy powerhouse smoothie
Have you had a bad night and are in need of a serious energy boost? Looking for a smoothie which will help increase your iron levels and help you fight fatigue? Then this is the smoothie for you.
This green energy powerhouse smoothie is made up of superfruits and vegetables that contain vitamins A, K and C. The vegetables used in this smoothie are also a great source of manganese and magnesium and vitamin B2, all the best to help you feel bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Ready to recharge your batteries? Here are all the ingredients you will need to make this powerful smoothie:
- 1 cup of spinach
- 2 handfuls of fresh kale
- 2 cups of pure apple juice
- ½ a cucumber
- Juice of one lemon
- Juice of half of one lime
- Optional grated ginger
To make this green energy powerhouse smoothie, liquidize the ingredients minus the grated ginger. Add ice as desired. Pour the smoothie into cups to serve and grater the ginger on top (optional).
Smoothies are a really filling breakfast idea and as you have seen from the ingredients mentioned above, depending on the fruits and vegetables you choose a smoothie can have a remarkable affect on your energy levels and can also help to improve your concentration throughout the day.
The nice thing about these smoothies is that they are so easy to make, they each have a prep time of 5 minutes and the most complicated thing you will have to do is decide how much ice you would like to add.
So whisk yourself up one of this superfood smoothies for your next breakfast and really feel the difference!
Jeremy grew up learning how to cook from his parents as well as working in a high-volume catering operation while in college. He now enjoys spending time with his family writing for his blog Ktchndad.