Are you looking for something quick and healthy? Smoothies are the ultimate way to jam pack as much nutrition as possible into one drink. Smoothies can often serve as the perfect meal that’s full of vitamins to keep your mind energized and sharp. And since smoothies are full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein – the options are endless.
Below are 5 quick and easy smoothie recipes that will make your taste buds say “yum” while delivering all the delicious nutrients your body needs.
Apple Crisp Smoothie
It’s not too early to celebrate the tastes of Fall with this apple crisp smoothie. Simply blend in apple cider with Greek yogurt, rolled oats, pecans, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The recipe can be found here: https://www.prevention.com/food-nutrition/recipes/a20510594/apple-crisp-smoothie/. And if you’re a runner, this smoothie is packed with protein and beta-glucan, a fiber that’s perfect for endurance training.
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Your kids don’t like carrots? Try this healthy and delicious carrot cake smoothie recipe. Blend the carrots with banana slices, diced pineapples, walnuts, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This veggie-packed smoothie will have the taste of carrot cake (while being a whole lot healthier for you).
The recipe can be found here: https://www.wellplated.com/carrot-smoothie/
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
A full confession: I love peanut butter. So anything with “peanut butter” in the title is something I’m going to try. Place bananas, milk, peanut butter, honey, and ice cubes in a blender. After 30 seconds, you should be in peanut butter banana bliss.
The recipe link is here: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/221261/peanut-butter-banana-smoothie/
Pineapple Mango Mint Smoothie
Looking for a taste of the tropics…? Or, just ready for a “summer drink”?
This smoothie’s key ingredient is coconut water that gives this drink it’s natural sweetness. And while the tropical sweetness sounds delicious, the mint leaf really takes this drink to a whole other level.
The recipe can be found here: https://www.primaverakitchen.com/pineapple-mango-mint-smoothie/
The prep time on this drink is 2 minutes and it’s only 196 calories. What a perfect way to reward yourself after a morning of heavy activity.
Cherries are certainly sweeter than other berries found in most smoothies and you can most likely find them frozen at your local grocery store. The recipe also calls for adding a touch of almond extract to bring out the almond flavors that complement the cherries so well.
What are your favorites? These are only a few smoothie recipes among hundreds. Do you have a go-to smoothie recipe or two that you’d like to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts! Until then, enjoy these delicious and healthy smoothie recipes.