Liquid breakfast? It’s not a mimosa but it’ll do. If you’re on the go but still looking to include the proper nutrients into your diet, smoothies are a good way to do so. The following healthy smoothie recipes are going to give you plenty of options for those mornings where your brain feels like its the one going through the blender. I included some healthy smoothie recipes that are good for keeping your immune system strong in their use of berries and oranges. I would rather drink a smoothie with natural nutrients than a packet of powder marketed to prevent becoming sick. I also chose some healthy smoothie recipes that include greens because greens are an essential part of your everyday life. If you are someone who hates vegetables then get yourself a stainless steel glass (to hide the color) and get sipping. Greens are important in managing your bloat and overall well being as an adult.
During these cold winter months its important to keep your immune system intact. Adding vitamin C where you can is a great way of doing that. Supplements like Emergen-C are great but adding these supplements naturally is more ideal and will probably yield better results for you. Start your morning with this healthy smoothie recipe. Plus, it’s better than a glass of orange juice as it tastes the same but with all those added benefits. I wouldn’t drink this every day as there is a lot of citric acid in it which can cause canker sores but maybe a couple times a week to keep that immune system kicking.
2. Banana Smoothie
As a loyal fan of Ben & Jerry’s chunky monkey flavor, this smoothie spoke to my soul. You don’t have to add any chocolate chunks but if you’re craving something sweet that’s an easy add. This healthy smoothie recipe is also great for athletes or anyone training as Bananas are full of magnesium which is a supplement you can take to help with sore muscles. Healthy smoothie recipes are a lot easier to follow when you can compare them to ice cream flavors.
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter
If you have a sweet tooth but are trying to stick to better eating habits, this healthy smoothie recipe would be ideal for you. It’s like a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup blended up but without all the added sugar. This Smoothie actually tastes more like a milkshake than it does a smoothie, you may even trick yourself with this one. Like I said, healthy smoothie recipes that taste like ice cream are the way to go.
4. Mango Smoothie
This smoothie is thicc. It would work really well as a base for a smoothie bowl and to make it easier to drink as a smoothie you can always just add more water or milk. The flavor in this is incredible. The avocado is relatively bland, but it’s a great source of healthy fats that will keep you full longer and make the texture of this healthy smoothie recipe so much smoother. If you chose to make this recipe into a smoothie bowl, some toppings I would go with are; granola, chia seeds, and some dried coconut shreds.
5. Pink Tropics
This beauty is full of fruits. It would also be easy to add some greens too but if you’re just looking for an easy way to add some fruits in your diet this is it. I am not the biggest fan of peach but the way it works with the mango and strawberry is unmatched. This healthy smoothie recipe creates a very aesthetically pleasing color and would be a great addition to any Instagram story.
Another healthy smoothie recipe! Like I mentioned above, winter is a brutal time for your immune system and you have to do everything you can to keep her strong. Berries are full of antioxidants that will help you in protecting yourself from all things flu, stomach bug, even a common cold. This healthy smoothie recipe also has avocado oil in it which is great for joint and muscle aches from your hours of binging Netflix in the colder nights.
7. Pineapple Spinach
I wanted to add some green healthy smoothie options to this list because greens are SO important in your everyday life. Spinach is one of the best greens to add to your smoothies as its a subtle additive and is rarely noticed in taste, but it is hard to hide that green color. Pineapple is such a potent fruit that it easily hides the taste of spinach.
8. Green Breakfast Smoothie
Between the peanut butter and banana in this smoothie, it is a great way to add some protein and nutrients to the start of your day. You don’t have to drink this in the morning, it’s just a suggestion for an easy on the go breakfast. The Green in this healthy smoothie recipe is spinach and the peanut butter quickly masks that taste.
9. Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie
This smoothie is unique in that its the only smoothie I picked that includes coconut water. Coconut water is so good for you in so many ways. It hydrates you faster than normal water, it has antioxidants in it, oh and its delicious. Mango and pineapple are two of the best fruits out there and both so flavorful that they completely cover up the taste of spinach. I have used kale in this recipe as well and although a bit more bitter, it’s not bad.
10. Avocado Smoothie
This healthy smoothie recipe is so good for your belly, you’ll thank me later. If you are someone who deals with belly issues or bloating then you will love this smoothie. The ginger within this recipe will help settle your belly if it’s having any nausea issues, the lemon juice is good for flushing out any toxins that aren’t wanted. And then there are the greens that are going to help de-bloat you.