3 yummy smoothies that will start your day off the right way 2 weeks ago

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.

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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.

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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?

Ingredients
1 cup plant milk of choice or water*
1 frozen banana
1 small beet, washed, peeled, and cut into sixths**
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
optional add-in: 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
Instructions
Add all ingredients to a high power blender, and blend for 2-3 minutes or until smooth. This one can be a bit tricky to get moving in your blender, especially if you're using all frozen fruit. If you have a "pulse mode" on your blender, I recommend using that to get it started. Then, blend consistently until smooth.

Recipe via Ashley Melillo/ Blissful Basil.

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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!)

Ingredients

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...

Instructions

1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender until well-combined.

2. Top with desired toppings.

Recipe via Thehealthymaven.com

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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!

Ingredients:

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tbsp peanut butter

2 tbsp chia seeds

1/2 banana

12 drops liquid stevia extract

Instructions:

In a blender, combine yogurt, almond milk, peanut butter, chia seeds, banana extract and stevia extract. Blend until smooth.

Recipe via Asweetlife.org.

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