Best & Cheap 7 Smoothie Recipes

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Do you think you are tired of the same old flavors of smoothies? Why not opt for a different taste by blending the old flavors with new ones! Shake up your smoothie routine with these mouth-watering flavors. The health of a smoothie depends on its ingredients. Many smoothies include ample servings of fruits and vegetables recommended for a healthy diet. Smoothies have become increasingly popular worldwide since the 1990’s, due in part to being factory-produced in bottles, enabling them to be sold via supermarkets and other mass-market outlets.  The ingredients used in the given recipes are free of dairy, gluten, and soy to suit all dietary needs.

If you haven’t tried a smoothie made from a mixture of fruit and vegetables before, you may be surprised by the following recipes. The sweetness of fruit blends well with lots of veggies to serve you with a delicious and super-nutritious drink. You can add all sorts of different ingredients to the essential fruit mix to give it a new blow. I have written 7 of my favorite recipes below.

Everyone needs essential vitamins and minerals for a healthy body but how about if you get a tastier alternative for the same? Below given are seven recipes that will make you crave for them but also be beneficial for your body.

(All the recipes given below serve only a glass, you can always multiply the given ingredients with the number of drinks you need. Just five minutes and you have the best nutritional retreat.)

The recipes are:

 

Banana oat protein smoothie: All you need for this is 5 minutes, and you can treat your taste buds with a fantastic flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Two scoops vanilla.
  • Two tablespoons rolled oats.
  • Two bananas.
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk.
  • ½ cup cold water.
  • One teaspoon honey.
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon.

Grape Smoothie

Four ice cubes.

Just combine the ingredients and blend it for an incredible taste. A mega-dose of potassium in bananas protects the heart and promotes calcium absorption. Drink this to sustain your blood sugar level and prevent muscle cramps. 

 

Grape-berry protein smoothie: Blending a handful of grapes into your smoothie breaks down the nutrient-packed skin, making it easier to absorb the goodness of the fruit.

Ingredients:

  • One teaspoon dry chia seeds.
  • Two scoops vanilla powder.
  • 1 ½ cups seedless red or purple grapes.
  • 1/2 cup blueberries.
  • One teaspoon flaxseed oil.
  • 1/2 cup water.

Combine and blend the ingredients until smooth. With 25 grams of protein, you’ll have plenty of energy to take on the day!

 

Orange Creamsicle protein smoothie: Just one glass serves 29 grams of protein, plus a healthy dose of vitamin C and calcium.

Ingredients:

Two scoops vanilla.
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk.
1/2 cup water.
3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate.
1/2 frozen banana.
One tsp honey.
3-5 ice cubes.
One teaspoon orange zest (optional).

Just give 5 minutes to get a fantastic taste of orange with other health benefits too. Skip the ice cream and make this refreshing smoothie instead to serve your taste buds with an old-fashioned Creamsicle.

 

Papaya ginger smoothie: Papaya promotes digestive health, while ginger and mint work to alleviate an upset stomach. Need more incentive to drink up? Lemon offers a boost of vitamin C, while yogurt delivers a healthy dose of probiotics.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups papaya, chilled and cut into chunks.
  • 1 cup ice.
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt.
  • two teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped.
  • Juice of half a lemon.
  • One teaspoon agave nectar.
  • It also uses the leaves from one sprig of mint.

Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, lemon juice, agave nectar and mint until you get the desired consistency. It takes up 10 minutes to serve your taste buds with a dose of essential nutrients. Soothe upset tummies with this easy recipe that helps to alleviate stomachaches. Papaya promotes digestive health, while ginger and mint work to ease an upset stomach.

 

Peachy green protein smoothie: Start your day with a nutritional serving of fruits and vegetables. This green protein smoothie is a quick way to power up whatever is in store for the day.

Ingredients:

  • Two scoops vanilla.
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk.
  • 1 cup frozen peaches.
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple.
  • 1/2 banana.
  • 2 cups kale.
  • One tablespoon ground flaxseed.

Blend all the contents to get the desired consistency. Thanks to peaches, pineapple, banana and kale for the dose of needed elements along with a good taste.

 

Protein frosty shake: This delicious shake is a dairy-free, gluten-free and soy-free version of a Frosty, fortified with protein powder. Xanthan gum, a whitish powder is an essential ingredient for the frosty consistency.

Ingredients: 

  • Two scoops chocolate protein powder.
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk.
  • 1/2 banana.
  • 2 cups ice.
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum.
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.

Combine and blend all the ingredients.  The favorite frozen treat gets an extra boost of protein in this healthier as well as a take on the classic.

 

Chocolate peanut butter smoothie: Who does not drool when they hear the word chocolate? Peanuts are a nutritional punch with vitamin E, niacin, folate, protein, and manganese. The legume is a rich source of mono-saturated fat and heart-protective antioxidants.

Ingredients:

  • Two scoops chocolate protein powder.
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, soy milk or skim milk.
  • One banana.
  • Two tablespoons peanut butter.
  • 3-5 ice cubes.

Blend the contents to get the desired consistency. Peanut butter and chocolate—a match made in milkshake heaven! Blend one up, and you’ll have over half the protein you’ll need for the day.

Conclusion:

A vitamin-packed smoothie is a great way to start the day or works as the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Follow the above-given recipes to make your smoothies delicious and nutritious every time. You can improvise the above-given methods as well. Once you’ve mastered the basics, try adding different flavors to your basic recipe. Add a spoonful of cocoa powder, cinnamon, grated nutmeg or vanilla essence before blending, or give your smoothie some texture with a sprinkle of flaxseeds, toasted chopped nuts or whole oats.

Not only will it taste great but it will keep you fuller for longer too. Are you also a smoothie fan? Then give a try to these recipes. Retreat your body this season and let us know which one was your favorite. You can also share some of your improvisations with us! Have a smoothie-delicious day ahead!

 

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