STEP UP YOUR SMOOTHIE: Here are Amazing Superfood Smoothie Recipes to Help You Energize

As you stroll around malls, supermarkets, and grocery stores you may often notice stores and stalls that sell fruit beverages. These products had been widely supported and loved by the masses.

Not only does it is in line with most people’s “healthy eating” plan and “healthy diet” goals but it is just too irresistibly refreshing and natural.

These fruit beverages I’m talking about are what we call the “smoothie” or “fruit smoothie”. A smoothie is a thick, blended beverage with a shake-like consistency, mixed in a blender with fruits/vegetables, as well as milk, yogurt or fruit/vegetable juices.

This drink basically consists of a “liquid base”, an assortment of fruits or vegetables, and ice.

Additionally, one can add garnishes such as fresh mint leaves and partially chopped or whole-sliced fruits or vegetables.

This act is now a trend used to decorate smoothies. Furthermore, to add special touches on to your smoothies – you can add either ice cream, honey or chocolate syrup.

This article further encourages the use of various superfoods for smoothies.

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SMOOTHIE BENEFITS

Studies suggest that this blended fruit/vegetable beverage will lessen the replication of cancerous cells. Moreover, regular drinking of smoothies can boost the immune system and fight bacteria and viruses. And with its refreshing state, one will surely be energize after sipping a cold and delicious smoothie.

Whatever health benefits your chosen fruit or vegetables for your smoothie does, it will surely do its wonders. This is because fresh smoothie does not undergo a lot of processing compared to store-bought juices. Thus, smoothies generally have a higher nutritional value than any other processed beverages in the market.

Sure, there are a lot of health benefits a glass of smoothie can bring. But in this article, we will specifically give you superfood smoothie recipes to help you energize.

Check out these superfood smoothie recipes to help you energize.

  • FRUIT SMOOTHIES TO HELP YOU ENERGIZE

These are smoothies made from fruits, specifically for their sweet flavor.

Tropical Summer Chill

  • 1 fresh mango
  • 1 fresh watermelon
  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup 100% pineapple juice
  • 8 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • First, pour the pineapple juice into the blender.
  • Next, place the mango and watermelon on the bottom then put the frozen blueberries and ice on top.
  • Now, blend in low power for 30 seconds then increase the speed to medium/high right after until the desired consistency is achieved.

Basic Pineapple Smoothie

  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  •  pure water

Procedure:

  • First, pour milk and water in the blender.
  • Then, toss in the pineapple, banana and mango on top.
  • Blend until smooth.

Sunrise Smoothie

  • 1 peeled banana
  • 1 peeled and seeded orange
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 packet of stevia
  • 1 cup of pure water

Procedure:

  • First, pour in water and stevia in the blender.
  • Next, place the mango, orange, and banana on the bottom then put the frozen strawberries on top.
  • Then blend until smooth.
  • GREEN SMOOTHIES TO HELP YOU ENERGIZE

These are smoothies typically dark green in color, due to the use of dark green vegetables.

Spinach Grape and Coconut Smoothie

  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • a cup of packed baby spinach
  • 1 cup ice
  • ¼ cup coconut milk

Procedure:

  • First, place the grapes, spinach, ice and coconut milk in a blender.
  • Then blend until smooth.

Spinach Smoothie with Avocado and Green Apple

  • 1  ½ cups apple juice
  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach
  • 1 chopped green apple
  • ½ chopped avocado

Procedure:

  • First, combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the desired consistency is achieved.

Collard Greens with Mango and Lime Smoothie

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped collard greens
  • 1 ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 cup green grapes

Procedure:

  • First, combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • HEALTHY SMOOTHIES TO HELP YOU ENERGIZE

These are smoothies aimed at optimizing the amount of nutritional value, with the goal of replacing supplements and providing all of one’s daily recommended vitamins and macronutrients in a natural form.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • ½ coconut milk
  • 1 cup cooked pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon powder
  • 4 dashes ginger powder
  • 4 dashes nutmeg powder
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 8 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • First, combine all the ingredients in a blender except ice and mix.
  • Then add the ice and blend again until smooth.
  • WEIGHT LOSS SMOOTHIES TO HELP YOU ENERGIZE

These are smoothies that typically exclude added sugar and often contain healthy fats to satiate one’s appetite. Caffeine-based stimulants like green tea or coffee can be added to further promote weight loss by reducing appetite and increasing one’s metabolism. Click here to know the reasons why slimming smoothies are effective.

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

  • ½ cup fat-free milk
  • ½ cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. creamy natural unsalted peanut butter
  • 1 very ripe banana
  • 4 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • First, combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Then, blend until smooth and pour into a tall glass and serve.

Peach Smoothie

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup frozen  unsweetened peaches
  • 2 tsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil

Procedure:

  • First, place the milk and frozen peaches in a blender.
  • Then blend for a minute.
  • Transfer to a serving glass and stir in flaxseed oil.

Lemon Orange Citrus Smoothie

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 6 oz lemon yogurt
  • 1 peeled orange
  • 1 handful of ice
  • 8 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • First, add the coffee, almonds, dates, and vanilla into the blender.
  • Then, blend until almonds and dates are creamy.
  • Now, add ice and blend again until smooth.

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  • DESSERT SMOOTHIES TO HELP YOU ENERGIZE

These are smoothies that typically contain added sugar or fat in the form of ice cream or syrup to create desert like a beverage.

Vanilla Coffee Smoothie

  • 1 cup chilled fresh vanilla coffee
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • 8 dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • First, add the coffee, almonds, dates, and vanilla into the blender.
  • Then, blend until almonds and dates are creamy.
  • Now, add ice and blend again until smooth.

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup frozen strawberries
  • ¾ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ water
  • 4 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • First, pour water and yogurt into the blender.
  • Next, place the banana on the bottom and the frozen berries and ice cubes on top.
  • Now, blend in low power for 30 seconds then increase the speed to medium/high right after until the desired consistency is achieved.

Spinach Smoothie with Avocado and Green Apple

  • 1  ½ cups apple juice
  • 2 cups stemmed and chopped spinach
  • 1 chopped green apple
  • ½ chopped avocado

Procedure:

  • First, combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the desired consistency is achieved.

Carob Frappuccino Smoothie

  • 2 cups vanilla cut teecino and Chaga mushroom tea
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 1 tsp. stevia
  • 1 tbsp. carob
  • 8 pitted dates
  • 14 ice cubes

Procedure:

  • Blend the brewed tea, almonds, cashews, stevia, carob, and dates until smooth.
  • Add the ice and blend again.

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