January 7, 2016 william

5 SUPER Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Who doesn’t love a smoothie? Once known for their high caloric content, today’s smoothies are full of nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.

1.New Year Detox Smoothie -Start Your New Year Right With This Smoothie!

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Ingredients

 

  • 1 handful spinach
  • 1 handful mint
  • 1 handful parsley
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/2 a cucumber, peeled
  • 1 large celery stalk
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

 

Instructions

 

2. Egg Nog Smoothie – Celebrate Christmas All Year Long With This Yummy Smoothie. Packed full of good surprises for the body too!

Smoothie!

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Egg Nog Protein Shake

(Single-serving and high in protein!)

1 cup milk of choice (240g) (Use a thicker milk for best taste.

Silk almondmilk works well.

Coconut milk (the full-fat kind that comes in a can) works well too.

Or you can do 1/2 milk and 1/2 Silk creamer for a deliciously-rich shake (240g)

  • 1/2 cup Mori-Nu silken-firm tofu (There are a few soy-free substitutions for this recipe.
  • See “nutrition info” link below for all options.) (120g)
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice (2g) (omit if desired)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp xylitol or sugar (8g)
  • 1 nunaturals stevia packet, or 1 tbsp sugar (or evaporated cane juice, coconut sugar, etc.)
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp each nutmeg and ginger
  • 1/16 tsp (tiny dash) cloves
  • optional: a little rum if desired

Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. (I used a Magic Bullet. If you don’t have a blender, perhaps you can use silken tofu and just stir by hand.) Drink cold, or heat if desired. Recipe is single-serving and can be sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan, cholesterol-free, low-fat, and gluten-free. And no raw eggs! For troubleshooting, substitutions, and nutrition facts, see link below:

 

3.Chocolate Covered Cherry Protein Smoothie Cherries are delicious … and chocolate covered cherries are even more delicious! These are packed with 14 grams of protein as well!

Simple Green Smoothies

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 and 1/2 large bananas, cut into chunks & frozen
  • 6 oz Chobani Black Cherry Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/3 cup milk (I used almond milk – use more or less, depending on how thick you’d like it)
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate syrup (I used sugar free, see below for substitutions   

 

Directions:

Add first 4 ingredients to blender.  Blend for 1 minute.  If bananas are not mixing well, give the ingredients a stir to move them around.  Blend until you’ve reached a smooth consistency.  Add more milk for a drinkable smoothie.

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4.Homemade Banana Whip – You’ll Be Shocked At How These Few Ingredients Create A Drink That Tastes Just Like Ice Cream

 

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Simply add frozen banana chunks with a splash of milk and blend. For an additional treat, add toasted coconut!

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5.Mango And Coconut Smoothie – A tropical paradise in each sip.

 

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INGREDIENTS:

1 lb frozen mango chunks, mango pulp or fresh mango will also work

1 cup Greek yogurt

1 cup coconut milk, full fat

3-4 cups milk, I used unsweetened soy milk

2-3 Tbsp flax seed meal

1 Tbsp honey, optional

1 tsp cinnamon, optional

DIRECTIONS:

Place all the ingredients, except cinnamon, in a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle each smoothie with some cinnamon

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