3 yummy smoothies that will start your day off the right way
Getting enough fruit and veggies into our diets can be a real challenge.
But if you manage to down one of these nutrient-dense smoothies in the morning, we guarantee that you will feel SO much better and most likely help ward off a lot of pesky colds and flu's. And the added bonus? All these raw wholesome ingredients will give your skin a healthy glow too.
Here are three of our current favorite smoothie recipes:
1. Beet and Berry Smoothie
If you’re looking to start adding vegetables into your smoothies but aren’t ready to dive head first into green smoothie territory (hellooo, kale), then this smoothie a great one to try. It’s heavy on the fruit so the flavor of the beet gets quietly nestled in between the sweetness of the berries and banana.
If you’re a kale-blending, celery-shredding, green-smoothie-drinking pro, then this is one to mix into your rotation when you’re craving something a little sweeter.
And who could resist this vibrant magenta hue? It’s a bit swoon-worthy, don’t you think?
Recipe via Ashley Melillo/ Blissful Basil.
2. Pinapple Mojito Green Smoothie
You could almost be forgiven for thinking this smoothie was the real alcoholic deal - seriously, it is THAT yum. (And if you feel like spiking it a little when the occasion calls for it, we promise we won't tell!)
1/2 cup coconut milk (I used carton) or other non-dairy milk
1/4 cup fresh mint
1 1/2 cups chopped pineapple (fresh or frozen)
1-2 cups baby spinach
1 lime, zest and juice
1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 cup ice
Optional: Top with chia seeds, shredded coconut, hemp seeds etc...
1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender until well-combined.
2. Top with desired toppings.
Recipe via Thehealthymaven.com
3. Peanut Butter, Banana and Chia Smoothie
This peanut butter banana chia smoothie is thick and rich and a great way to start your day. It feels a little like drinking a milkshake for breakfast - and yet no nutritional guilt is involved!
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp chia seeds
12 drops liquid stevia extract
In a blender, combine yogurt, almond milk, peanut butter, chia seeds, banana extract and stevia extract. Blend until smooth.
Recipe via Asweetlife.org.