Smoothies can be a healthy snack to hold you over between meals, and can pack quite a nutritious punch if you pack them with the right ingredients. If your goal is to replace a meal, make sure to have a good balance of greens, proteins, and healthy fats to keep your stomach satiated for a few hours. Also take advantage of add-in supplements like maca powders, chia seeds, and other nutrient-packed ingredients to elevate your smoothie to the next level.
If you have been on the hunt for some new healthy and delicious smoothies, enjoy this list of nutritious smoothie recipes that you need to try.
Green Spirulina Smoothie
Spirulina has grown in popularity as an add-on ingredient to smoothies. Spirulina is an alga that is a small source of plant-based protein and adding a few scoops works to ensure you reach your daily levels of protein intake; especially for those that have plant-based diets. The blue-green color of spirulina gives a mystical appearance to any smoothie. Spirulina combined with frozen bananas, frozen blueberries, kale, and your favorite choice of milk and you have yourself an antioxidant-rich, superfood smoothie.
Strawberry Mango Chia Smoothie
If you love the bright taste of citrus, especially in the morning, a strawberry mango chia smoothie is a great choice. Packed with Vitamin C, and protein from the chia seeds, this smoothie will leave you feeling full and energized for hours to come. Use frozen strawberries and mangos for a creamier smoothie, and add in either orange juice or your favorite milk as a liquid base.
Cherry, Oat, and Almond Butter Smoothie
This sweet and savory smoothie is filled with protein, fiber, antioxidants and healthy fats. Frozen cherries, banana (frozen or fresh), your favorite milk, and some oats are needed for this delicious smoothie. It is a well-balanced drink to serve as a meal replacement or a quick lunch if you’re running low on time.
Coffee Protein Smoothie
A simple twist on your morning coffee is to add it into a smoothie. Get the most out of this filling breakfast and coffee combo to save yourself extra time in the morning. Use chilled coffee, honey or agave for sweetener, ice or frozen banana depending on what texture you want, and either nut butters or protein powder for an extra boost.
Strawberry, Banana, and Peanut Butter Smoothie
A classic smoothie combination is strawberry and banana, which tastes even better when you add in a scoop of peanut butter. This easy recipe calls for your favorite type of milk and possibly a scoop of yogurt if you want an extra bump of protein. Try to incorporate at least one frozen fruit if you enjoy a creamier smoothie rather and a looser consistency.
Tropical Sunshine Smoothie
A tropical sunshine smoothie is a bright, perfect drink to have in the morning to boost your energy levels and give you a huge burst of Vitamin C. Fill your blender with orange juice, frozen mangos, pineapple, banana, and some coconut flakes. You’ll immediately feel like you are on a tropical island while you are sipping on this smoothie.
Blueberry and Almond Butter Smoothie
This delicious blueberry and almond butter smoothie is the perfect combination of sweet and savory for a nutritional boost to your day. This smoothie is made with your favorite choice of milk or dairy alternative, frozen blueberries, almond butter, chia seeds, and banana. The almond butter and chia seeds provide protein, and the blueberries are an amazing source of antioxidants.