Smoothies are a great way to start your day or to have a snack when you feel the hunger pangs strike. They are easy to make and are packed full of antioxidants and nutrients. The key to keeping up regular smoothie consumption is finding a few recipes that you cannot go without.
Here are 5 smoothie recipes that you will definitely want to try out.
The Immunity Boosting Smoothie
First things first, we have the immunity-boosting smoothie! So if you are someone who feels under the weather a lot then this is the drink for you. This recipe comes from Blend Topia, and it is a pre-made blend that makes your life significantly easier as all you have to do is add your liquid of choice to the mix. It contains the following ingredients; organic pineapples, organic strawberries, organic bananas, organic banana puree (organic bananas, ascorbic acid), organic blueberries, organic milled flax seeds, organic milled chia seeds, organic goji berry powder. So as you can see, it is bursting with antioxidants that are ready to help boost your immune system.
Two Minute Breakfast Smoothie
Sometimes in the morning the last thing you want to do is spend time making breakfast, so if you can relate or you are just a busy person in general then the two-minute breakfast smoothie is the one for you. It is a low-fat breakfast that uses bananas, honey, oats, and any other soft fruit you want, such as strawberries, blueberries, or mango. Any one of those will work well in the drink. The ingredients and their quantities are as followed:
- 1 banana
- 1 tbsp porridge oats
- 80g of your chosen soft fruit
- 150ml milk (oat milk recommended but any type of milk will work)
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional – it adds a subtle sweetness)
Pop all of your ingredients in the blender and whizz it around for roughly a minute. Then you pour your smoothie over a glass with ice and it is as easy as that.
Classic Strawberry Smoothie
You can’t go wrong with a classic strawberry smoothie and if you are looking for a dairy-free option then this is the perfect one for you. This recipe contains strawberries, bananas, and orange juice, making it a lighter and more refreshing option compared to recipes that require milk. The ingredients and their quantities are as followed:
- 10 strawberries – be sure to remove the leafy green bit at the top as that will not help your smoothie taste good.
- 1 small banana, sliced up
- 100ml orange juice
Pro tip: make sure that the orange juice is chilled before blending the ingredients together as it makes the smoothie even more refreshing. Blitz everything together in the blender until smooth and then pour over a glass with ice.
Mango And Banana Smoothie
With summer finally, here, the mango and banana smoothie is the perfect drink to help you cool off. This is another smoothie that does not require milk, making it a vegan-friendly option. The ingredients and their quantities are as followed:
- 1 mango
- 1 banana, sliced
- 500ml orange juice
- 3 ice cubes
To prepare the mango you need to cut it in half, remove the stone, and then cut the flesh of the mango into chunks. Once you have done that and sliced the bananas you can put all the ingredients in the blender and blitz it until it is thick and smooth. This drink should be kept in the fridge and consumed within one day for maximum flavor.
Peanut Butter Smoothie
If you want something different from all the fruity smoothies out there, then this filling peanut butter smoothie will be sure to hit the spot. It’s perfect for breakfast or as a mid-afternoon snack, and if you freeze the banana beforehand this will make the smoothie even thicker. The ingredients and their quantities are as followed:
- 200ml milk of your choosing (oat milk recommended)
- 1 banana chopped and frozen
- 20g peanut butter
- 1 tbsp rolled oats
- Sprinkling of cinnamon
- small handful ice cubes
Pour all the ingredients into a blender and blitz it until it’s nice and thick, but not clumpy. If it is getting clumpy then you might need to give it a couple of whirls. If it persists you may just need to stick a spoon in there and get the stuck peanut butter off of the sides. Also, make sure the blender you are using is suitable for blending ice, otherwise, you are going to find yourself with a broken blender and no smoothies!
So there you have 5 absolutely delicious and nutritious smoothie recipes that will have you coming back for more.