Smoothies are healthy sweetened drinks that can be used instead of fizzy drinks, alcohol or any sugar induced beverage. They are healthy and also very affordable to make. Added to that is the fact that you can make any flavor of choice depending on your choice of fruits or vegetables. Here are a few smoothie recipes to consider;
Banana Ginger Smoothie
This smoothie drink helps to rev up your metabolism, cure nausea, heart burn and core or sore throat, thanks to the ginger. A healing smoothie.
- 1 banana, sliced
- ¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ tsp freshly grated ginger
Cut and mix the ingredients, then blend until it is very smooth.
Berries are known for their antioxidant qualities which are naturally good for the body, stomach especially. To give this delicious berry drink some added taste, one can use the unsweetened almond or , with a little punch of lemon and ginger, which is good for the throat if you are a training singer.
How to prepare
Simply combine the different berry flavors you have and blend. You can use a bit of lemon or cinnamon to taste.
- 1 g frozen unsweetened raspberries
- ¾ c chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
- ¼ c frozen pitted unsweetened cherries or raspberries
- 1½ Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
- 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Not only is this juice delicious, but mango has the natural ability to fight diseases. To give this the ultimate boost, some pineapples can make a difference. Check out these ingredients and how to prepare;
- 1 can (8 oz) juice-packed pineapple chunks
- 1 g fat-free frozen vanilla yogurt
- 1 lg ripe mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- Crushed or cracked ice
Mix all the ingredients together and blend, as the fruits are blending slowly put in your ice cubes up until level 4. Make sure the ice has blended in with the rest of the mixture.
Minty Pineapple Smoothie
The name alone shows a healthy smoothie drink, as pineapple and mints make a healing packed combination.
- 200 g pineapple (peeled, cored and cut into chunks)
- A few mint leaves
- 50 g baby spinach leaves
- 25 g Oats handful unsalted, un-roasted cashew nuts
- Fresh lime juice, to taste
How to prepare
Mix all the ingredient s and blend in a 200 ml water. Then check for your desired consistency, if it is too thick, simply add another dosage of 200 ml of water. Or lesson to your preference.
Creamy Mango & Coconut Smoothie
The two combination makes for a delicious drink, added to the fact that coconut and mango are both good for the body system, these combo ensures of aiding the body in faster metabolism, fine skin and a healthy glow. A consistent intake of this delicious drink is bound to do wonders. Here is how to prepare;
- 200 ml coconut milk
- 4 tbsp coconut milk yogurt
- 1 banana
- 120g frozen mango chunks
Mix all the ingredients and blend until smooth.
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