Recipes for Healthy Smoothies: High Protein and Nourishing Smoothies

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If you want to kick off your day with cool refreshment, recipes for healthy smoothies are all things you need. A freshly healthy mixed fruit smoothie will be the key to gain high protein and nutrients. The whole fruits will also give you many carbs for energy to prepare your new day. Putting in nourishing ingredients to your breakfast smoothies will make certain you have a well-balanced and complete nutrient in one glass.

Brief Overview of Recipes for Healthy Smoothies

Smoothies or you may name it “shakes,” or if you like better of blended-fruit mixtures, take up the top position of the “healthy breakfast,” but on the other hand, whole grains as well! Once you move beyond the thought that fat is awful and vegetarian is healthy, you will begin to consider smoothies less important.

For some people, recipes for healthy smoothies can be really best options. However, not all smoothies are healthy, and even the ones that are certainly apt for everyone. So, let us figure out the big mistakes and see how to resolve it.

Issue #1: Protein & Fat

The first mistake with our recipes for healthy smoothies is excess measure of nutrients we need in quite quantities to measure in calories.

The three essential nutrients we require are protein, fat, and carbs. If you wish for a healthy breakfast, an ideal “meal” must include protein and fat. All sugary ingredients without protein or fat will make you hungry again in a short time. Your body requires some measure of protein and fat in every meal. Greater amount of Vitamin C will not exchange that. The healthy smoothie does not meet the criteria as a “meal” until you add some protein and fat to it, let alone some more calories.

Issue #2: Repletion

“Repletion” means the state of being stuffed and unable to take on more foods. Unless you get hungry every hour or two, you would most likely have to eat meals that top you off until the next meal. The problem is we often get little measure of calories for an actual meal. Most people would eat properly along with the serving size, but the issue is adding up “too much sugar; but no protein or fat.”

 

Before we jump into our favourite recipes for healthy smoothies, here are some practical tips and solutions to make your smoothie taste even better:

  • Enrich your breakfast smoothie on protein and healthy fats basis instead of just sugar. If you can modify your recipes for healthy smoothies, it would be great! Replace any sugar source to your smoothies with natural products such as dates, honey, maple syrup, or any sugar ingredients. It will be much better if you can avoid any sugary products by swapping them with some lower-sugar fruits, like berries or banana.
  • Your breakfast smoothie must contain as much as amounts of protein and healthy fats to help you feel stuffed even longer and boost up your energy level. Put in non-fat yogurt, kefir, soymilk, or almond milk to your recipes for healthy smoothies to ensure that it includes loads of protein. Moreover, you can also blend in a spoonful of uncooked oats for a punch of protein. Keep in mind to add in healthy fats to your recipes for healthy smoothies. Mix a spoonful of ground flax seed into your fruit smoothie for extra benefits.

Preparing Recipes for Healthy Smoothies

These easy recipes for healthy smoothies below are loaded with good health, and you will certainly love it to have more. Nourish yourself with this neutralized, detoxified, and antioxidant-packed breakfast smoothie. So, grab your blender and prepare yourself for the smoothie detox of your life!

Banana Apple Almond Smoothie

You just need a handful of ingredients. It is definitely simple and quick to prepare and high on protein, calcium, fiber, fats, carbs, and vitamins — the perfect way to kick start your day. You can add berries to the mix to increase its antioxidant power.

Ingredients

5 raw ground almonds

One red apple

One banana

3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1/2 cup nonfat milk

2 tsp honey (optional)

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender. First, chop the apple and banana into small pieces before blending.
  2. Blend on medium-high for 30 seconds (or as desired).
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Serve it.

Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie

Strawberries are loaded with great amounts of healthy nutrients. Besides low in calories and high in vitamin C and potassium, berries are high in fiber, making them a superb power to keep you stuffed until lunchtime. The secret ingredient of this breakfast smoothie is orange juice. Stir up the berries with yogurt for a smooth, refreshing meal. Orange juice will give you a pang of sweet juicy flavor.

Ingredients

4 cups of ripe strawberries

1-cup plain yogurt (or non-sugar fruit-flavored yogurt)

1/2 cup fresh orange juice (or limejuice if you like)

2 tsp honey (optional)

Four thin orange slices (optional)

Directions

  1. Clean and wash the strawberries. Add them into to a food processor or blender. Put in the yogurt and orange juice. Blend them on the highest speed until well blended for about 15 seconds.
  2. Pour into glasses. Attach small slice of strawberry and orange, to the rim of each glass before serving.

Banana-Berry Oat Smoothie

If you are craving for a stuffing boost of protein then this is the breakfast smoothie for you.

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Ingredients

1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt (or non-sugar fruit-flavored yogurt)

One banana, cut into thirds

1/2 cup fresh blueberry

1/2 cup fat-free milk

2 tsp honey (optional)

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Directions

In a blender, blend in oats, yogurt, banana, blueberry, fat-free milk, honey, and cinnamon; puree until smooth. Serve it.

Kiwi Lime Energizing Smoothie

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With the secret ingredients of fresh kiwi and lime, yogurt, and protein powder, this smoothie will make a perfect healthy breakfast for you.

Ingredients

One scoop protein powder

1/2 cup water

1 single serving yogurt (fat free/sugar free, any flavor)

1/2 cup fresh limejuice

1-cup fresh kiwi slices

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender or mixer and blend until smooth. Serve it cold.

Watermelon Smoothie

This watermelon smoothie makes sweet treat to enjoy for your breakfast.

Ingredients

Two cups seeded watermelon chunks (or melon of choice)

One cup cracked ice

1/2 cup plain low fat yogurt

1 tsp honey (optional)

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp almond extract

Directions

  1. In a blender, add watermelon, ice, yogurt, honey, ginger, and almond extract.
  2. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour into glasses. Serve it.

Fresh Tropical Smoothie

This breakfast smoothie is very cool, fresh, and healthy for you. You will love the mixed color and its sweet juicy flavor. Try it!

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Ingredients

1/2 cup mango, fresh or frozen

1/2 cup cantaloupe, fresh or frozen

1-cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

1-cup pineapple juice (or more to thin)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds or until smooth.

Tropical Avocado Smoothie

Never be held over by its vibrant green color. This fresh smoothie tastes yummy tropics!

Ingredients

1-cup coconut water

One avocado

One tsp grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp dried ginger

One scoop of vanilla protein powder

2 tsp limejuice

1-cup fresh pineapple

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients except pineapple in a blender and process until smooth.
  2. Add pineapple and pulse a few times, and then process until smooth.
  3. Add water or ice, if you like.

Pineapple Orange Banana Smoothie

This is my favorite smoothie thus far. Its taste is good, bursting with vitamin and low calorie.

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Ingredients

One fresh banana

2 cups plain nonfat yogurt

1/2 cup sliced pineapple in sugar-free pineapple juice

1-cup orange juice

Directions

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.

Cantaloupe Smoothie

My favorite recipes for healthy smoothies are simple. It is smartly combining between fresh fruit, a splash of juice or water, and a handful of ice. The way you put your ingredients into your blender really help your smoothie well blended. Just begin with liquid, next softest or juiciest fruits, and then add the rest of your fruit and ice. You can put all the ingredients in at the same time, just in layers following that order. Hope you enjoy this vibrant and fresh smoothie.

cantaloupe-smoothie

Ingredients

One clementine or small orange, cut into segments or chunks

1/4 cantaloupe, cut into chunks

1/2 frozen banana

Six ice cubes

Directions

Place fruit in blender starting with your softest and juiciest pieces. Top with ice cubes. Blend and enjoy!

 

Fruity Kefir Smoothie

In case you are not familiar with kefir, it is very similar to yogurt. You can find it in the dairy products most likely near the milks. It is a probiotic, with a good amount of protein and calcium, and is a great option for an afternoon snack. Its taste is natural tartness but feel free to add a little honey or sweetener of choice if you like sweeter smoothie. Happy blending!

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Ingredients

1-cup plain kefir

1/2 banana

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

One navel orange cut in segments

Directions

In a blender, mix all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve it. You can sprinkle cinnamon on top of it if you like.

 

Banana Peach Kefir Smoothie

Fat-free kefir makes this protein packed smoothie full of flavor. You should try this one!

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Ingredients

1-cup plain kefir

1/2 cup fresh peaches

1/2 banana

2 tbsp sliced almonds

Directions

Place all ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth and serve it.

Cinnamon Peach Oats Smoothie

Blend all the secret ingredients together, and your smoothie will look like an early-morning sunrise.


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Ingredients

3⁄4 cup plain almond milk

Two large peaches, chilled, sliced

1⁄3 cup rolled oats

1⁄2 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt

1 tbsp. honey

1⁄4 tsp. vanilla extract

1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon

1⁄4 tsp. nutmeg

1⁄2 cup crushed ice

Directions

Put in milk, peaches, oats, yogurt, honey, vanilla, nutmeg, and ice in blender. Blend them until smooth. Top with cinnamon to serve.

Fresh Fig Banana Yogurt Smoothie

A smartly blend of banana and fig make this cool drink worth a try.

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Ingredients

1/2 cup plain (or vanilla) Greek yogurt

1/2 frozen banana

Three whole fresh figs

2-3 ice cubes

1/2 – 1 tsp of honey (optional)

Directions

Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

 

Pomegranate-Ginger Smoothie

It is a tasty way to get more antioxidants power. You can prepare this breakfast smoothie with a sugar-free ginger ale to lower the calorie and carbs counts.

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Ingredients

16 ounces pomegranate juice

One bottle ginger beer (non-alcoholic)

Juice of two limes

Directions

Blend all ingredients. Serve chilled in wine goblets.

Tropical Papaya Island

Thick like a regular milkshake, this coconut-infused smoothie brings you to a tropical island.

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Ingredients

One papaya, cut into chunks

1-cup fat-free plain yogurt

½ cup fresh pineapple chunks

½ cup crushed ice

1 tsp coconut water

One tsp ground flax seed

Directions

Add in papaya, yogurt, pineapple, ice, coconut water, and flax seed. Process it for about 30 seconds, or until smooth and frosty.

Pumpkin Greek Smoothie

With secret ingredient of pumpkin and Greek yogurt, this smoothie is a sweet and healthy treat perfect for cooler morning..

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Ingredients

One (6-ounce) fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt

1/2 cup canned pumpkin (fresh or boiled, as you desire)

1/2 banana

1-cup ice

Directions

Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until blended. Serve it cold.

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