We love healthy smoothie recipes.
The consistency and flavor of a well-made smoothie that can fill up your tummy and get you up and vibrant, ready for your morning, is downright priceless.
My favorite part is that they can easily become a complete meal in one easy to drink beverage that you can take with you everywhere (especially when you’re running late to work).
While I was making my usual smoothie the other day, I noticed I had recently started to make more sugary concoctions instead of focusing on making it filling and healthy.
And this is where your smoothies can start going downhill and not providing the nutrition your body is asking for.
It’s a fine balance, to say the least, to be able to keep your smoothies tasty and healthy at the same time (and not like you just dumped a bottle of NyQuil into it).
That’s why it’s always helpful to include greens along with your fruits.
In the end, if you aren’t careful, you can be adding way too many sugars and not enough of all the other good stuff. That’s another reason why I love to use superfood seeds in my healthy smoothie recipes as much as possible.
Before we dive into all the different types of smoothies you can make, there are some basics that you can add to your smoothies to make them supercharged with healthy antioxidants and vitamins.
These can be things like chia seeds or a teaspoon of turmeric. Here’s a detailed list and what each does for your body.
Key Ingredients For Every Healthy Smoothie Recipe
Some of the ingredients to supercharge your smoothies with nutrients are:
Turmeric is a yellowish powder that contains curcumin, which is super healthy for you in more ways than one. It has antioxidants, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties along with helping improve brain function. Usually, since the curcumin is the property that is responsible for all the goodness in turmeric, people also like the buy the extract in pure form.
These are probably my favorites to sprinkle over all types of food especially because they are tasteless for the most part. Chia seeds are a great source of fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, calcium, and protein, among a lot of other things. Just pop a spoonful of this into any sort of smoothie you can think of and you’re already on your way to a healthier smoothie.
These seeds also hold an awesome punch of goodness. Flax seeds have good fats that help nourish your body and keep it moving along with Vitamin B-1, Manganese, Fiber, Selenium, and Protein.
I like to put at least two teaspoons of each thing that I haven’t yet run out of. Not to mention I also like finding ways to get them for cheaper and save tons of money on my grocery runs.
Usually, with all the different ingredients in the smoothies, you can’t even tell they’re in there. Making it a daily routine to purposely consume ingredients that are natural and good for your body does wonders in just a few short weeks.
I’ve definitely seen a difference in my hair and skin compared from when I do take care of myself properly and when I stop consuming good nutrients. It really comes down to making it easy to create healthier habits.
Take Your Smoothies With You
I love being able to take my healthy ‘concoction’ for the day with me and a glass bottle is a great way to do that.
They don’t get odors attached to them because they’re glass, and they also won’t stain inside from all the fruit acids and colors.
These gorgeous minimalist glass bottles that come in the prettiest colors are the perfect example of a smoothie bottle. You can choose your fave shade (and they’re under 10 bucks each, wowza).
Tips For The Perfect Smoothie
Perfecting your smoothie can be quite a science. Here are five ways you can up your smoothie game you might not have thought about before:
Use Medjool Dates to sweeten bland smoothies. A perfectly healthy way to add sweetness to a bitter tasting smoothie.
Use 2/3’rds mostly frozen ingredients for a firmer consistency.
Add a pop of almond butter for a nuttier taste.
Use coconut water, almond milk, or green tea as the liquid base for your smoothies.
If you want to get fancy, you can even invest in a smoothie bullet to make your morning routine quicker.
Now, to give you some ideas on the different smoothie recipes you can make that taste good and are good for you too, here are: 10 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Jump Start Your Day
Related: 23 Healthy Snack Ideas For Work
Beginner’s Green Smoothie
Berry Almond Smoothie
Peachy Oat Smoothie
Healthy Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie
Superfood Sunshine Smoothie
Source: Love and Lemons
Banana Nog Smoothie
Green Bowl Smoothie
Source: Minimalist Baker
Island Mango Goji Berry Sunrise Smoothie
Energizing Mocha-Almond Smoothie
Start Super Charging Your Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Hopefully you are now equipped with all the knowledge to make a heavenly smoothie you can brag to your friends about. It’s great that smoothies aren’t only for ingesting sweets, but can be turned into a great way to add super foods into your diet and consume essential vitamins and antioxidants vital to performing and feeling well.
Try out some of the smoothie recipes and remember to mix and match. There is ultimately no right or wrong way to come up with a healthy smoothie recipe (as long as you don’t load it with sugar…then it isn’t healthy anymore ?).
Which smoothie caught your attention the most? Make sure you comment below.