6 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Consuming smoothies regularly will fulfill your daily requirement of nutrients that your body needs, from various fruits and vegetables, which is usually a challenge for many people. An alternative to eating these fruits and vegetables are smoothies. Smoothies are quick and easy to make and they greatly help to improve your digestion, work as a detoxing agent and develop and improve your athletic performance. Here are some healthy smoothie recipes that you should try out.

1. Orange Dream Creamsicle

To make this smoothie, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Some peeled oranges
  • Ice cubes
  • Vanilla extract
  • Frozen orange juice concentrate
  • Fat-free half-and-half or fat-free yogurt

Combine all of these and grind and mix them until smooth and dense liquid is creating. A single serving of this smoothie contains; 160 calories, 3 grams of proteins, 36 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, 1 gram of fat, 0.5 gram of saturated fat and 60 milligrams of sodium. This is a low-calorie, citrus-infused healthy smoothie and is a great way to cool down after a tough workout on a hot day.

2. Very Berry Breakfast

The ingredients required for this smoothie are:

  • Frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • Chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
  • Frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
  • Honey
  • Finely grated fresh ginger
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Fresh lemon juice

Combine all of these ingredients in a blender and add some lemon according to your taste taste, then blend it until it becomes a smooth liquid. A single serving contains; 112 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 56 milligrams of sodium, 25.5 grams of carbohydrates, 20 grams of sugars, 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein.

3. Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie

The ingredients are:

  • Cold apple juice
  • A ripe sliced banana
  • Sliced kiwifruit
  • Frozen strawberries
  • Honey

You can make it a healthier smoothie by using organic kiwis, as they contain high levels of polyphenols which are very good for the health of the heart, and plenty of vitamin C. Combine all of these ingredients and blend them until smooth. A single serving contains; 87 calories, 0.3 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fats, 3.5 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of carbohydrates, 16.5 grams of sugar, 1.5 grams of fiber and 0.5 grams of protein.

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4. Tropical Papaya Perfection

Ingredients are:

  • Papaya cut into chunks
  • Fat-free plain yogurt
  • Fresh pineapple chunks
  • Crushed ice
  • Coconut extract
  • Ground flaxseed

Put all of these ingredients together into a blender and blend them until they become a smooth liquid. A single serving of this smoothie contains; 299 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0.1 grams of saturated fats, 149 milligrams of sodium, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 44 grams of sugar, 7 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein.

5. Apricot-Mango Madness

The ingredients required to make this smoothie are:

  • Apricots
  • Ripe mangoes
  • Reduced-fat milk or plain low-fat yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice
  • A quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Some ice cubes
  • Garnished lemon peel twists

Peel and chop the apricots and mangoes, then pour all ingredients into the blender and let them blend for a few seconds until they become a smooth liquid. A serving contains; 252 calories, 3.5 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 57 milligrams of sodium, 53 grams of carbohydrates, 45.5 grams of sugar, 6 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.

6. Berry Good Workout Smoothie

The ingredients are:

  • One and a half cup of chopped strawberries
  • One cup of blueberries
  • A half cup of raspberries
  • Two tablespoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Some ice cubes

Combine and blend all these ingredients until they become a smoothie. A single serving contains; 162.5 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0.1 grams of saturated fats, 5 milligrams of sodium, 41.5 grams of carbohydrates, 32 grams of sugar, 6 grams of fiber and 2 grams of protein.

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