Smoothies are a convenient way to get a healthy nutrient-infused immune system boost post-workout or in the morning.
If you’re new to smoothies and recently bought a blender or are simply looking for some new summer smoothie recipes, try these.
Add 1 cup of frozen blueberries, 1 banana, 3/4 of almond milk, 1 tbsp of honey, 3/4 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tbsp of flaxseed, 1/2 tsp of lemon juice, and a punch of nutmeg together in your smoothie blender. The rest is a dessert-tasting smoothie that saves on calories and fat.
Bring together 1 cup of frozen cherries, 1 banana, 1 tbsp of almond butter, 1 cup of Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, and 1 tbsp of ground flaxseed. The Greek yogurt is a great smoothie ingredient as it is full of protein and is filled with good bacteria to help regulate gut functions.
This summer smoothie is packed with all sorts of vitamins, fiber, calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene. In your smoothies’ mixer blender, add 2 bananas, 1 cup of orange juice, 1 orange, 1 carrot, 1 tsp of vanilla extract, 3/4 cup of almond milk, and ice. The result is a creamy delight perfect to get your morning started on the right foot.
Metabolism-Boosting Antioxidant Smoothie
If you’re making smoothies in a blender to lose weight and keep your energy up, try this one. Ingredients are 1 tbsp of matcha powder, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar, 1 banana, ¼ avocado, 1 tsp of almond butter, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/4 cup of blackberries, and 1/2 cup of raspberries. For some added health benefits, add a handful of spinach or kale. If an ultimate smoothie exists, it’s probably this.
Mango-Almond Butter Smoothie
Though many doubt how mango and almond butter mix, try it and then see if you still have criticism. Add 1 cup of frozen mango, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1 cup of vanilla protein powder, and 1 tbsp of almond butter. The rest is an unexpected fruit smoothie that everyone should have in their smoothie recipe book.
Ginger-Lime Avocado Smoothie
The last entry on our summer smoothie list is of the tropical variety. Add 1 avocado, 1 cup of coconut water or a nut or seed milk of your choosing, 1/2 frozen banana, and 1 tsp of minced ginger. Top it off with the juice of 1 lime and then blend!
Especially at a time when we need our immune systems at the top of their game, a smoothie blender opens up your diet in a big way. Have fun. Create your own smoothie recipes. There are endless combinations of berries, greens, fruits, veggies, nuts, and more out there. Visit Living.ca today to pick up your own.
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Smoothies are a staple drink in our house, so thank you for sharing. The cherry one looks especially delicious — we’ll be sure to try it!