There is nothing more satisfactory than a sweet treat, and it can’t get much better when that treat is great for your body! There are many benefits from the fruits such as boosting immune system, helping to maintain normal blood pressure, reducing inflammation, and keeping your bones, blood sugar, thyroid gland and nerves healthy. The list really does go on.
The aftermath of all the Christmas treats can be a little depressing, and we’ve all sat there willing ourselves to get back onto the healthy bandwagon, but it can be a tad difficult to drag yourself out of the slump at times. I can’t think of an easier way to motivate yourself to get back into the habit of eating well then to start with these delicious smoothie recipes that will restore your body of all the vitamins and minerals the festive season has deprived it of!
There are so many different kinds of smoothies and so many recipes that you don’t always know where to start. So I took the liberty of splitting them into groups to satisfy every occasion, whether that be a hangover cure, super yummy smoothies or an immune system booster to fight away that horrible winter cold!
1. Delicious Dessert Inspired Smoothies
I really can not think of a better way to kick this list of yummy smoothies off then with 5 scrumptious dessert inspired smoothies. If this doesn’t get you chopping up the fruit in the next 10 minutes, I do not know what will!
Apple pie smoothie
Apple pie is a well loved dessert and one of my favorites! But all that pastry and sugar isn’t going to do us any favors… so if you are struggling to get up and motivate yourself in the morning, this smoothie might just do the trick! And two added bonuses are its vegan and gluten free! Extra yummy and you don’t need to feel guilty about it after! If you love gluten free or you’d like to at least try it and see how you feel, I’ve found these other 65 easy gluten free recipes for you! (opens in a new tab!)
1 apple, sliced
1 frozen banana
1.5 cups almond milk
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 dates, pitted
2 tablespoons pecans or walnuts
additional add-ins: ground flax seeds or chia seeds
Red velvet cake smoothie
I didn’t believe it when i saw it either, but believe me… you must try this! There is also beetroot in this recipe, which is proven to increase endurance and has many more benefits, here are a few fun facts about beetroot you may not know!
INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cup milk of choice (plain or vanilla but unsweetened – I used almond)
2 beets, steamed and peeked
1 cup raspberries
3-4 TB cocoa powder (use raw cacao for even greater antioxidants)
1 big scoop nut butter + vanilla extract or 1 scoop vanilla protein powder of choice
Key lime pie smoothie
A zesty fresh take on the classic key lime pie. This smoothie will tingle your taste buds, a must try dessert inspired smoothie!
1 cup Silk Unsweetened Vanilla almondmilk
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup baby spinach leaves
1 Tbsp lime juice
Zest of 1 lime
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Medjool date, pitted
1 Tbsp crushed graham crackers
Carrot cake smoothie
This spiced delight is perfect for the days when you just want to wrap up in front of the TV and stay out of the cold!
2 cups carrots, lightly steamed
1 cup unsweetened milk
1 frozen banana
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp almond butter
pinch of baking soda (somehow makes it more cakey)
Pumpkin orange cream smoothie
Inspired by pumpkin cupcakes with orange cream frosting this delicious smoothie is guaranteed to hit the spot!
1 medium orange, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup vanilla non-dairy yogurt
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
1 tablespoon sweetener – raisins, medjool dates, maple syrup, coconut nectar, etc.
1 tablespoon freshly ground flax seed
1 small knob ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Splash alcohol-free vanilla extract
Pinch ground cloves
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2. Smoothies That Will Cure Your Hangover From Hell
We have all sat there in the morning… fragile cocoons of the people we once where, wondering why we drank so much the night before. Usually writing off the whole day knowing its not going to be one bit productive! but these smoothies are sure to get you out of your rut restoring your body back to its natural balance.
Honey and banana smoothie
This is super easy to make, so in your fragile state you can whip this up in no time! Bananas are great for hangovers, they contain a lot of potassium a mineral that is lost when we drink alcohol. They are also gentle on the stomach which is an added bonus!
Ingredients 1 whole large ripe banana 1 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoon honey
Pharmacist-approved hangover cure smoothie
If you really do feel like your on your last legs this pharmacist approved smoothie is sure to restore your body back to its natural balance!
Ingredients 1 tablespoon coconut oil, to help brain function and balance glucose levels
1 cup Greek yogurt, probiotics help to bring back digestive balance
1 tablespoon chia seeds, also excellent for digestive balance
1 small banana, for potassium and to help soothe your stomach
1/2 cup frozen spinach or kale, to aid in detox and alkalinity
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, powerful antioxidants to help the system reverse yesterday’s damage
1 cup coconut water, to hydrate and restore electrolytes
Honey and cinnamon to taste, excellent mood elevators
2-3 ice cubes
Blueberry agave chia seed smoothie
Another quick and easy smoothie, fruity and full of flavor!
2 cups organic frozen blueberries
1 cup of orange juice
1 ½ teaspoon chia seeds
1 ½ teaspoon agave
½ cup of ice
Berry good blast smoothie
This berry filled smoothie will have you feeling better in no time super tasty and super easy another minimal effort required smoothie!
1 ½ cups strawberries, chopped
1 cup blueberries
½ cup raspberries
2 tbs honey
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
½ cup ice cubes
Ultimate hangover sure smoothie
This smoothie does exactly what it says on the tin, no fuss! Hangover cure to the rescue.
Ingredients 330ml Jax Cocoa Coconut Water 1 large banana 1 large kiwi 1/3 pineapple
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3. Green Smoothies
Green smoothies are yummy and super nutritious. At first I was a little skeptical about putting greens like kale or bok choi in my smoothies, but it really does work! Here are a few interesting facts about green smoothies you may not have known! and now 5 of my favorite…
Coconut peach smoothie
This rich smoothie is bursting with goodness! its no fuss with only 4 ingredients and is extra tasty! spinach is truly a super-food its great for your skin and hair along with many other things you can find here.
Ingredients 2 cups spinach
2 cups coconut milk
2 cups sliced peaches*
1 orange, peeled
This super healthy smoothie will defiantly wake you and get you going on those mornings when you don’t really want to get out of bed. A tasty delight to freshen you up!
Ingredients 1 cup (250 ml) loosely packed chopped stemmed kale 1 cup (250 ml) ice cubes 1 apple, peeled and chopped 1 banana 1/2 cup (125 ml) almond milk
Mint chocolate chip green smoothie
Yummy! Everyone loves chocolate and this mint chocolate chip green smoothies is great to keep the cravings at bay, Its just an added bonus that is so healthy, if you are going to try any of the green smoothies this is defiantly the one to start with!
Ingredients 2 cups organic spinach 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup filtered water 1/2 avocado 1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice 1/4 cup fresh mint or 1 drop of mint extract to desired taste 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
Carrot apple and ginger green smoothie
If the kale smoothie wasn’t invigorating enough this smoothie will get the job done. Packing a kick of ginger to keep you warm on the frostiest of days!
Ingredients 2 medium carrots, chopped
1 medium apple, cored
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root
8 ounces of filtered water
Mango and basil green smoothie
Mango is delicious, my favorite fruit by far! So in my opinion this is absolutely the tastiest green smoothie I have tried! The basil adds a lovely freshness that makes this smoothie. You MUST try!
Ingredients 1 mango, peeled
1/2 cup pineapple, cubed
3 cups fresh baby spinach
5 fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons chia seeds, soaked for 5 minutes
8 ounces almond milk
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3. Must Try Smoothies
Here are 5 smoothies you simply have to make, no question about it! You must try these yummy smoothies!
Acai boost smoothie
We’ve all heard about the many benefits of Acai berries, but turns out they are really tasty too. Enjoy this delicious smoothie and all of its benefits!
2 frozen Bananas
1 tsp Cacao Powder
1 1/2 cups Unsweetened Almond Milk
4 Medjool Dates, pitted
2 tbsp Organic Unsweetened Sunflower Seed Butter
Strawberry and mango smoothie
Strawberry and mango work together perfectly and this is a sweet treat that everyone will love!
Ingredients 1 cup coconut milk
1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1 mango, skinned and chunked
5 large strawberries, hulled
Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.
Blackberry and apple crumble smoothie
Blackberry and apple crumble is a delicious hearty pudding, and here is a healthy tasty version that will not disappoint!
300g/10½oz frozen mixed berries
1 apple, cored and sliced
200ml/7floz semi-skimmed milk
150g/5½oz fat-free natural yoghurt
25g/1oz porridge oats, with extra fibre
10g/¼oz flaked almonds
Gloomy day smoothie
A burst of sunshine in a glass this is sure to brighten up the gloomiest of days!
Ingredients 1 mango – peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
1 banana, peeled and chopped
1 cup orange juice
1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt
Peanut butter and banana smoothie
For peanut butter lovers everywhere, this smoothie is perfect! and for a dairy free option use almond milk or soy milk
Ingredients 2 bananas, broken into chunks
2 cups milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
2 cups ice cubes
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4. Chocolate Smoothies
Yes, a whole section on chocolate smoothies is totally necessary (and probably the most important section!). Everyone loves chocolate, and these smoothies are healthier options then a chocolate bar to satisfy your sweet tooth!
Thick and creamy chocolate smoothie
A satisfying, yet healthier option for those that may be trying to stay away from their old friend Mr dairy milk. Extra yummy and guilt free delight!
¾ cup vanilla almond milk (or regular milk)*
1 small/medium banana, frozen
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
dash of cinnamon
1 tsp. instant coffee granules (optional)
2 Tbsp. chocolate or vanilla protein powder (optional)
1Tbsp. nut butter (optional)
Ultra chocolate smoothie
One for the chocoholics, this extra chocolaty smoothie isn’t the healthiest but it sure is yummy!
Ingredients 3/4 cup chocolate low-fat frozen yogurt
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
Dark chocolate shavings for garnish
Chocolate avocado smoothie
Extra creamy and tasty this smoothie can also be a pudding if you leave the milk out! My favorite of the chocolate smoothies.
Ingredients 85 grams cold avocado flesh (~ ½ avocado)
2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 medium cold banana (mine was 120 grams without the peel)
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt – just leave out the milk or use less)
2 tablespoons milk
Post workout chocolate protein smoothie
For the dedicated gym goers this smoothie is the perfect treat! This smoothie is full of protein and is completely all natural, clean ingredients!
Ingredients 1 organic and fair-trade ripe banana
2 tsp organic and fair-trade pure unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tbsp raw organic almond butter
2 Tbsp raw organic hemp seeds
1.5 tsp raw organic Maca powder
1 cup organic nut milk of your choice
The pink energizer smoothie
This smoothie is sure to keep you going, with beetroot it in which will help keep you going on the busiest of days!
Ingredients 1 roasted small beet
1/2 frozen banana, or 1/2 cup frozen cherries
1 cup milk of choice
tiny pinch salt to bring out the sweetness
sweetener of choice to taste (such as dates, stevia, or pure maple syrup)
1 tbsp cocoa powder, optional
1 scoop protein powder, optional
So there you have it! The only smoothie recipes you will ever need to perk you up, keep you going or just to suppress those chocolate cravings!
Do you enjoy this selection of smoothies?
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