What better way to start your day than with a healthy smoothie! It can give your body vital nutrients and plenty of energy to keep you going strong all day.
But, while making smoothies it’s hard to decide what combination of fruits and vegetables to opt for. That is why we have handpicked 6 simple smoothie recipes for you.
- Blueberry, banana, almond smoothie
Blueberries, bananas and almonds are some of the healthiest foods on the planet and when they come together, they can prevent almost any illness. Here are some benefits of blueberry, banana and almond smoothie-
- Boosts memory
- Strengthens immunity
- Healthy skin and hair
What do you need to make this smoothie? Here is a list of its benefits –
- A handful of blueberries
- 1 medium-sized banana
- 1 cup of curd or yoghurt
- 4/5 almonds
Put everything in a blender, blend it till it produces a dense smoothie.
- Coconut, apple and peanut smoothie
This unique smoothie contains all the goodness of an apple with the added benefits of coconut and peanuts which make it a must-have. Here are a few reasons this smoothie is good for you-
- Regulates blood sugar
- Can prevent cancer
- Fights off respiratory illnesses
- Keeps gut bacteria healthy
- Good for your heart
To prepare this smoothie, you will need-
- 1 apple
- 1 small cup of grated coconut
- 8/9 peanuts
- 1 cup of milk or yoghurt
Run the blender twice if necessary to ensure that your smoothie has no chunks.
- Strawberries and peach smoothie
Are there any fruits that taste as good as peaches and strawberries? Probably not! Not only are they delicious, but they also pack a ton of health benefits such as-
- Good source of antioxidants
- Prevents grey hair
- Excellent for skin health
- Improves brain health
- Provides relief from allergies
The ingredients you need are-
- 8 strawberries
- 1 large peach
- 1 cup of yoghurt
You can toss in a teaspoon of flax seeds into the blender for heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- Kiwi smoothie with almond milk
This sweet and tangy smoothie will make your morning lethargy disappear. Here are a few other benefits of kiwi and almond milk smoothie-
- Good for muscles
- Helps with hypertension
- Removes toxins and free radicals from the body
- Keeps the liver healthy
How do you prepare a kiwi smoothie? Simple, all you need are-
- 1 ripe and peeled kiwi
- 1 cup almond milk
Some people like to add 2 slices of apple or a banana to the kiwi smoothie for added flavour and benefits.
- Carrot, banana and pineapple smoothie
Do you know what’s the best thing about this smoothie? Its beautiful golden colour! But seriously, you really need this smoothie for its benefits such as-
- Improves vision
- Doesn’t allow minor illnesses like flu or rashes to affect you
- May prevent cancer
- Increases metabolism
- Reduces arthritis pain
What do you need for this wonderful smoothie?
- 200 grams of pineapple
- 4 small carrots
- 1 large banana
- A few cashews
- 1 cup of milk or yoghurt
- Spinach smoothie
Spinach is nature’s gift to humans. It can look after every part of your body. When you don’t have time to cook spinach, just make a smoothie from it. You should also add an avocado to make the smoothie even more delicious. So what can you expect from a spinach and avocado smoothie?
- Keeps your neurons healthy
- Promotes blood clotting
- Improves muscle mass
- Increases bone density
- Prevents atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessels)
Ingredients for a spinach smoothie-
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- ½ an avocado
- 500 ml of milk
A smoothie made with a perfect blend of fruits and vegetables can go a long way in protecting your health. The best part is they taste great too!