10 Healthy, Refreshing, and Satifying Smoothie Recipes

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Each smoothie recipe has only four to six ingredients. Just throw them all in the blender and in five minutes you’ll have a snack (or meal!).

Finding time to prepare and eat uber-healthy can feel overwhelming sometimes. Enter smoothie recipes. They provide a fast and efficient way to boost your daily intake of healthy calories and give your brain and body the fuel you need—and you can make them in minutes.

When should you blend them up? Whenever! Pre-workout smoothies supply your body with essential hydration and the quality calories required to fuel the body for exercise or a big event without overloading the stomach. Post-workout, recovery, and muscle-building smoothies work to top off glycogen stores after every effort, whether in day-to-day training or following a particularly intense effort. These smoothie recipes will fuel your workouts, promote muscle repair, and aid recovery, so there’s no excuse to squeeze in all your daily fruits and veggies.

GREEN PROTEIN

Spinach is a great source of iron, niacin, and zinc. It also contains vitamins A, C, E, B6, and K.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1 cup almond milk • 1 apple, cored • 2 handfuls of baby spinach leaves • 1 tablespoon natural smooth almond butter • 1 scoop protein powder F Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
P = Protein boosting
D = Aids digestion
E = Energy boosting

ALMOND JOY
Almonds are beneficial for heart health, and fortified almond milk is rich in calcium and protein.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1 cup almond milk • 1 banana, peeled and chopped • 1 apple, cored • 2 tablespoons raw almonds

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

P = Protein boosting
M = Mineral enriching
V = Vitamin boosting

GREEN MONSTER
Coconut water is rich in potas- sium, which helps balance the sodium in a healthy diet.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1 cup coconut water • a handful of baby spinach leaves • 10 green grapes (fresh or frozen) • 1 apple, cored

Place all the smoothie recipe ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

M = Mineral boosting
B = Brain boosting
H = Hydrating

GREEN UP
Cantaloupe is a great source of potassium and B vitamins.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1 cup cantaloupe, cut into chunks • 5 mint leaves • 2 handfuls of baby spinach • 1⁄2 cucumber, cut into chunks • 1⁄4 cup fresh apple juice • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt

Place all the ingredients in a blender with 1 cup water and blend until smooth.

H = Hydrating
V = Vitamin boosting
B = Brain boosting

PIÑA COCO LADA

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Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which can help to reduce inflammation in joints and muscles.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1 cup pineapple chunks • 1⁄2 banana, peeled and chopped • 1⁄2 cup papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks • 2 Medjool dates, pitted • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Place all the ingredients in a blender with 1⁄3 cup water and blend until smooth.

V = Vitamin boosting
M = Mineral enriching
D = Aids digestion

BEET OUT

Beet Out Smoothie
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Beets are a good source of iron and folate, and there is research suggesting beet juice can boost exercise performance and even heart health.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1⁄3 cup beet juice • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled • 1⁄3 cup fresh apple juice

Place all the smoothie recipe ingredients in a blender with 1⁄2 cup water and blend until smooth.

M = Mineral enriching
V = Vitamin boosting
B = Blood stimulating

PUMPKIN PATCH
This smoothie is high in fiber and contains probiotics, both of which help with digestion.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 3⁄4 cup pumpkin purée • 1 table- spoon natural smooth almond butter • 1 scoop pro- tein powder • 1⁄3 cup plain yogurt • 1⁄2 cup almond milk • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled • a pinch of ground cinnamon • 1 teaspoon pumpkin seeds

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

B = Blood stimulating
A = Anti-inflammatory
P = Protein boosting

CHERRY BOMB

cherry smoothie
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Cherry juice is high in antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 1⁄4 cup cherry juice • 1 cup oat milk • 1⁄3 cup plain yogurt • 2⁄3 cup pitted cherries (fresh or frozen) • 1 banana, peeled and chopped • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

V = Vitamin boosting
D = Aids digestion
M = Mineral enriching

GREEN PEACH
Rich in B vitamins and electrolytes, this smoothie has the nutrients nec- essary to keep your cells and nerves in strong working order.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 2 handfuls of baby spinach • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled • 1 cup peach slices (fresh or frozen) • 2 teaspoons raw honey

Place all the ingredients in a blender with 1 cup water and blend until smooth.

B = Bone strengthening
B = Blood stimulating
I = Immunity boosting

BERRY SCOOP

berry smoothie
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Berries are a great source of fiber, which helps aid digestion.
SERVES: 1
PREPARATION: 5 minutes
YOU NEED: 3⁄4 cup mixed berries • 1 peach, pitted and chopped • 1⁄4 cup pineapple chunks • 1 scoop protein powder • 1⁄2 table- spoon cacao nibs • 1 teaspoon açai powder

Place all the smoothie recipe ingredients in a blender with 1 cup water and blend until smooth.

V = Vitamin boosting
B = Blood stimulating
I = Immunity boosting

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