Everyone has a little bit too much to eat over the Christmas holidays and the workout routine tends to take a back seat as well, so as we are now well on our way into 2018, we thought we should take a look at some healthy smoothie recipes that will fill you with goodness but not with calories. Here are ten wonderful smoothie recipes that taste great and are brimming with nutritional goodness.
1. Berry and oat smoothie
Oatmeal makes a great breakfast, but what do you do if you just don’t fancy a bowl of steaming hot oats. You could try this great recipe for an oatmeal and berry smoothie that will give you a delicious s tasting breakfast that is full of the goodness of oats. Just throw the ingredients in a blender and whizz away!
- Cup of almond milk
- ½ cup of frozen berries
- ½ cup of rolled oats
- ⅓ cup of plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- ¼ cup of ice
2. Refreshing green smoothie
Start your day with this refreshing green smoothie and you will be filled with energy and vitality. Its wonderful mix of fruit and green leaves that will provide you with many of the vitamins and minerals that you need. Here’s the list of ingredients that you will need:
- 1 cup of cold coconut water
- 1½ cups of chopped greens like kale or spinach
- Handful of parsley
- ½ cucumber, diced
- ½ cup of frozen mango
- 1 cored and diced small apple
3. Banana and ginger smoothie
This is a really simple smoothie recipe that tastes great and is especially useful if you have an upset stomach. The banana will help you get some of your energy back and the ginger will soothe the digestive system.
- 1 sliced ripe banana
- ½ teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
- ¾ cup of vanilla yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
4. Blueberry and green tea smoothie
This one is a nutritional powerhouse that will provide you with all the wonderful antioxidant benefits of green tea and blueberries and it has a rich, delicious taste too. Just steep some green tea in the usual way and then add it to the other ingredients and blend it well.
- 3 tablespoons of green tea
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1 small banana
- ¾ cup of soya milk
5. Orange Dream Smoothie
This dream of a smoothie is ideal for cooling down with after a long workout, or a day relaxing on the beach. The vitamin C in the orange will boost your immune system and the yoghurt in this one will top up your energy levels.
- ¼ cup of fat-free yoghurt
- 1 peeled navel orange
- 2 tablespoons of frozen orange juice
- 4 ice cubes
6. Orange and strawberry breakfast smoothie
At breakfast time you want a smoothie that is simple to make, tasty, and that will keep you going all the way through to lunchtime and this classic smoothie fits the bill on all those things. Just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend for about twenty seconds.
- 1 cup of plain yoghurt
- ½ a cup of orange juice
- 6 frozen strawberries
- 1 sliced banana
7. Kiwi and strawberry smoothie
For a high fibre smoothie that will fill you up and provide you with a good dose of Vitamin C and heart-healthy polyphenols, try this wonderful mix of strawberries and kiwi fruit. It’s also got a hint apple juice for some added flavour.
- 1 sliced, ripe banana
- 1 cup of apple juice
- 1 sliced kiwi fruit
- ½ a teaspoon of natural honey
- 6 frozen strawberries
8. Tropical papaya smoothie
This thick and creamy smoothie has a definite taste of the tropics about it. It’s a wonderful blend of pineapple, coconut and Papaya that will, briefly, whisk you away to a tropical paradise. Just blend the ingredients together for about thirty seconds and you will have a thick, milkshake like, smoothie to enjoy.
- ½ cup pineapple chunks
- 1 papaya, sliced into chunks
- 1 teaspoon of flaxseed
- 1 teaspoon of coconut extract
- ½ cup crushed ice
9. Apricot and mango smoothie
This recipe will make a fresh tasting and sweet smoothie with a tangy zest of lemon. Process all the fresh ingredients first, for about ten seconds in a blender, and then add the ice, and process for a further ten seconds. Serve the smoothie immediately and garnish with a slice of lemon.
- 6 pitted, peeled, and chopped apricots
- 2 peeled and chopped mangos
- 4 teaspoons of lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 8 ice cubes
10. Tangy berry smoothie
This great mix of strawberries, raspberries and yoghurt will have you thinking about ice-cream, but in this case, you won’t have to worry about the calories.
- ½ cup of frozen strawberries
- ½ cup of frozen raspberries
- 1 cup of fat-free vanilla yogurt
- ½ cup of pineapple juice