Admit it or not, but it doesn’t even matter, how much you consider yourself as a healthy eater or fitness freak. There are times, when you are just not in a mood, to eat those green vegetables. Its like your taste buds tend to move you away from eating healthy cut vegetables. And there is no doubt, that having the same old salads can make your taste buds dull. Therefore introducing green smoothies can be a good choice. The name smoothie might not sound that interesting, or it might sound a bit healthier, but to make your diet loved by your taste buds, here are some of the nutrient-rich, yet delicious recipes.
Let us first check the benefit of smoothies:
Some benefits of these health drinks include- providing energy and immunity to your body, and lose your extra body weight. It is also a good way to consume bitter green veggies, as these smoothies are rich in nutrients, and a very good source of minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron etc.
So hopefully this blog will help you to get a healthy diet and tastier smoothie.
Creamy Banana Avocado Smoothie
3 ripe bananas (frozen)
1 ½ fatless vanilla Greek yogurt
1 cup of green tea cold and brewed
1 tablespoon chia seed
¼ cup almond milk
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Lime juice for taste
Direction: Take all these ingredients in a container and blend it properly, until it become smooth. Use coconut and granola shavings as toppings, and the smoothie is ready to serve. So just pour it in your glass and enjoy your smoothie, without killing or hurting your taste buds.
Avocado Mint Smoothie:
1 large banana (frozen)
1 cup of probiotic coconut water
¼ cup of chopped parsley
½ cup pineapple chunks (frozen)
6 mint leaves
1 tspn fresh ginger (grated)
Direction: Blend all the ingredients properly until it become smooth. With no toppings and just proper mixing, you can drink it with a smiling face.
Bloody Mary Goes Green:
½ cup of frozen spinach
½ cup of frozen kale
1/8 cup of diced celery (frozen)
½ cup cherry tomatoes or ½ large tomato
¼ teaspoon of prepared horseradish
1 pinch of black pepper
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
½ cup of water
Direction: Collect all the ingredients in a container and blend it until it is smooth. If required, add more water and it is ready to serve.
Green Citrus Breeze:
¼ cup of strawberries
1 cup of spinach
¼ cup of pineapple
Half cup of ice
½ cup of almond milk
Direction: Make sure you mix all the ingredients until it is smooth completely. Use Clementine slices as toppings if you want some. It is ready to drink and it won’t let down your taste buds.
Sweet ‘N’ Creamy Greens Smoothie
1 cup of almond milk
1 cup of kale
3 medium dates
¼ medium sized avocado
½ cup ice
Direction: All you need is proper blending of all the ingredients. Make sure it is smooth enough to drink. You will undeniably enjoy it, as its taste will awaken your taste buds, even when it is still completely healthy.
Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl
1 cup of loosely packed baby kale or baby spinach or maybe a mixture of both
One sliced and peeled kiwi
1 cup of mango chunks (frozen)
½ cup of vanilla yogurt or Greek yogurt unsweetened
½ cup of fresh orange juice
1 frozen and sliced banana
2 teaspoon of chia seeds
1 tablespoon of agave nectar
Toppings (as per choice): You can use kiwi slices, coconut chips, chia seeds, raspberries
Direction: Take the kiwi, spinach, mango, juice, banana, agave and chia seeds in a blender and properly blend it until it smoothens enough. Pour the mixture into a bowl and garnish with the topping as per your choice. This is undoubtedly a great choice for fitness enthusiasts.
Pomegranate Green Goodness Smoothie
100% pure pomegranate juice from ½ cup of fresh pomegranates
Grape juice from ½ cup of fresh green grapes
100% pure pineapple juice from ½ cup of fresh pineapple or ½ cup of apple juice
1 fully packed cup of frozen baby spinach
1 fresh one inch ginger very well peeled
½ cup of water
4 to 5 cubes of ice
Directions: The procedure of making this smoothie is quite easy. All you need to do is to blend all the required fundamentals together, till it turns creamy, smooth and velvety. Then add the ice cubes and blend on high pressure for 20 to 25 seconds, and you’ve got an easy and breakfast-friendly way to kick start your day, by having this smoothie. Note: Minimum 12 ounce of this smoothie is required to serve one.
Green Tea Smoothie
¾ cup of brewed green tea which should be cooled
¼ cup of acrid cashew milk or almond milk
3 cups of grapes (frozen)
2 cups of cleaved honeydew melon
1 ripe avocado of small size
1 teaspoon of honey
2 tea bags
Procedure: Primarily, you need to use the tea bags and infuse them for ten minutes. Then, let all the ingredients to cool and intermix them together, until and unless the mixture turns creamy and velvety. This makes the smoothie ready to serve. Note: Minimum 16 ounce of this smoothie is required to serve one.
Sunrise Smoothie Bowl
1 large frozen well chopped banana
1 cup of strawberries (frozen)
2 fresh Sun Gold kiwi fruits, 1 of which should be very well flaked and chopped, and the other one should be carved into ¼” chunks, this is mainly required for the topping.
100% pure orange juice brewed from 1/3 cups of fresh orange
½ cup of plain yogurt (vanilla yogurt not required) or protein powder
4 tablespoons of fresh Granola
2 tablespoons of fresh chia seeds
Two tablespoons of fresh goji berries
2 tablespoons of fresh parched coconut
Two tablespoons of fragmented nuts
2 tablespoons of fragmented mints
Procedure: The process of making Sunrise smoothie bowl is a pretty complicated one. You need to start with slicing the kiwi fruits into equal halves and then scoop the fruit out of it. Then, add this kiwi fruit to the banana and strawberries and blend it and then add yogurt, and the orange juice. You need to blend it again with chia seeds and goji berries, until and unless it turns creamy and smooth. Then pour half of this mixture at the bottom of the smoothie bowl, then garnish it with two tablespoons of granola, one tablespoon of parched coconut, one tablespoon of nuts and another tablespoon of mint. You can also add hemp seeds or butter, if you like. This makes the recipe complete and it is adequate enough for the consumption of one.380
Peppermint Green Smoothie
¾ cup of almond, milk, rice or even soy
½ cup yogurt which can be plain or vanilla and traditional or Greek
A large quantity of fresh mint leaves (with stems cut off) or flax seeds
Spinach-a handful of it will be good enough for this
2 tablespoons of craved dark chocolate or cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoons of peppermint extract or cream (optional)
1 green pear or apple (optional) or banana or raw avocado
2 to 3 cups of ice
Procedure: You are required to cover and blend, all the ingredients together except mint leaves and chocolate for 45 seconds, until and unless the mixture becomes creamy, thick and smooth. Add the ice and blend it again for 15 to 20 seconds on high pressure. Garnish with chocolate and mint leaves, and the recipe is ready to serve. Note: This also needs a minimum of sixteen ounces for serving one.
This Smoothie is a thick and refreshed mixture, contrived from fused raw veggies or fruits. It uses additives like water, dairy products like yogurt and milk, confectionery products like syrups and honey and mashed ice, thus makes it addicting and luscious, healthy and beneficial for you. Some smoothies are mainly produced of 40% – 50% of green vegetables, these are called green smoothies. Mostly raw lush vegetables like spinach, broccoli, and celery are used in making these green smoothies.
So hopefully, now you can also make smoothies at your home and refresh your taste buds, while filling your tummy with healthy veggies.