Best Smoothie Recipes for Healthy Living

Making a Smoothie is No Big Deal if You Know These Tips

Summer is the season of freshness. It’s that time of the year when you enjoy fruits and vegetables. All is consumable on different days. For example, Monday can be mango shakes, Tuesday can be lime soda, Wednesday, pineapple pops and so on. There are no specifics on what fruit or vegetable you’ll be having. If you want them both, go for a smoothie. You can sip smoothies at your favourite joint or make them home and become a smoothie expert.

How to make a smoothie? The following helps with the ordeal.

Smoothies can be enjoyed all year round. But it’s the summers that add to the feeling. The heat makes people need something good that can be prepared fast. Smoothies are a mix of fruits and vegetables offered by a regular fruit and vegetable store. Or if you want to save on fruits and vegetable purchases? Buy them from a distributor. Two reasons for dealing with a distributor!

Ÿ You get wholesale fruits and vegetables where you pay less for bulk quantity.

Ÿ The distributor will deliver the goods to your doorstep, bearing all weather.

The Smoothie Benefit

Having smoothies in your diet gives you lots of phytonutrients. If you are not eating vegetables, drinking them still provides value.

Increases fiber intake.

Can be a meal replacement.

Can provide a nutritional balance of increased consumption of fruits and vegetables.

Protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals.

Helps manage food cravings.

It is super tasty food!


What are Phytonutrients?

Plants have natural chemicals called phytonutrients. These have antioxidant properties that prevent cell damage in the body. Cancer and cardiovascular disease can be avoided with phytonutrients. Also, they keep the eyes and immunity strong. (

Balance of Fruits and Vegetables Give Smoothies Power and Taste

Smoothies can be your quick meal. But it needs a balance of fruits and vegetables to keep it healthy. Avocados, nut butter, coconut butter, bananas, apples, sweet potato, hemp seeds, chia seeds, nuts, swiss chard, collard greens, kale, spinach, and beet greens offer protein, fat and fibre. The smoothie colour will be dark brown with a taste that’ll make you full for the whole day. The important thing is that you’ll get phytonutrients.

Before making a smoothie (recipe), you have to chop, pack and store them correctly.

How to Ready Smoothie Ingredients?

Ÿ Wash the strawberries, blueberries and raspberries before packing them in a reusable bag and storing them in the freezer.

Ÿ Wash and scrub the zucchini. After they dry, cut into pieces before steaming. Once Zucchini tenders, lay them on a tray and place them in the freezer. The next day pack them in a reusable bag to freeze again.

Ÿ Chop the cauliflower before washing and drying them. Steam the cauliflower to make it soft and tender. Lay the cauli’s on a tray and place it in the freezer. Take them out and pack them in a reusable bag to be kept in the freezer again the succeeding day.

Ÿ Cut the ripe avocados before blending them. Or mash it up, put it into ice cube trays, and freeze them. Take the avocados out of the freezer and pack them in a reusable bag or glass container before freezing them.

Ÿ Wash and scrub the potatoes. After patting them dry, keep the potato in the oven on a tray and pierce them with a fork. The potatoes will turn tender. Take them out for cooling. Store them cool and dried potatoes in an airtight container. Until you peel off the potato skin, you can store it in the fridge for a long time.

Ÿ Wash and rinse the beets after chopping them. Keep the beet greens as they have vitamins and minerals. Refrigerate or freeze the beets in a reusable bag or glass container. Wash and scrub the beets. Pat it dry. For four days, you can store the beets.

Ÿ Cut the bananas, pineapple and mangoes into average sizes (not too small) and place them on a tray for freezing overnight. After they froze, put them in a reusable plastic bag and refreeze.

Ÿ Almond nut milk can be made useful for a reasonable time if you freeze it into ice cube trays.

Things to Note 

Ÿ Use silicone trays and ice cube trays for placing ingredients in the fridge.

Ÿ Label all your reusable bags in which you keep your smoothie ingredients.

Ÿ Make sure your ingredients are frozen before refreezing them into reusable bags.

Ÿ You can keep a mix of ingredients in the same reusable bag and blend them all to make a smoothie. For example, if you make a kale smoothie, store the kale leaves, spinach, zucchini, and pineapple together in a reusable bag. It saves your time and resources.

Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Smoothie

  • Half a cup of frozen blueberries
  • One and a half cups of frozen cauliflower
  • Vanilla protein powder (one scoop) 
  • One tablespoon of almond butter
  • One tablespoon of ground flax seed
  • One cup of coconut milk
  • One-fourth cup of filtered water

Kale Smoothie

  • Fresh or frozen 4 to 5 kale leaves
  • Half a cup of frozen zucchini
  • One cup of fresh or frozen spinach
  • One cup of almond milk
  • One-fourth cup of frozen pineapple
  • One-third fresh or frozen banana
  • Vanilla protein powder (one scoop) 
  • One-fourth cup of filtered water
  • Frozen 2 to 3 avocado cubes

Chocolate Smoothie

  • Chocolate protein powder (one scoop) 
  • One tablespoon of cacao powder
  • Three-fourth cup of frozen zucchini
  • Frozen 2 to 3 avocado cubes
  • Spinach
  • One cup of almond milk
  • One-fourth cup of filtered water
  • One tablespoon of almond butter or favourite nut butter
  • One tablespoon of chia seeds
  • One-third frozen or fresh banana

Sweet Potato Smoothie

  • Half a cup of baked sweet potato
  • One banana
  • Half teaspoon of ground ginger
  • Half teaspoon cinnamon
  • One teaspoon clove
  • One-fourth teaspoon nutmeg
  • Vanilla protein powder (one scoop)
  • One cup of almond milk
  • Water as required for the quantity

Making smoothies is easy by now. Just get your fruit and vegetables, store and blend them. The proper preparation of ingredients gives the taste and colour to a smoothie. There’s a whole world of smoothies that you can prepare. See what your local outlet offers and get familiarised with the specific elements. You will be excited to make that smoothie at home. All the Best!

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