Super Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothie ~ Natures Health Foods

In-season fruits are delicious, but frozen fruits provide just as much, if not more nutrition goodness.

And frozen actually adds more texture to your drinks than fresh.

These drinks are naturally yummy and pack a seriously good for you punch!

Assemble the recommended 9 servings of fruits and vegetables on your kitchen counter and the prospect of eating them all in a day seems daunting, if not impossible.

Blend them into an ice-cold drink however, and suddenly being healthy seems quite do-able.

Smoothies give you a fantastic nutritional bang for your buck.

They're super popular because they're so easy to make, super yummy, and super good for you.

Use these recipes as a guide to getting started but have fun, get the kids involved customizing your own combinations.

Or, for many more free smoothie recipes.

Check out these easy follow recipes for all your favorite Smoothies, Teas, Coffees, Milkshakes and much, much more.

We've whipped up some recipes with super food ingredients and we're certain there's one that will become your favorite.

These awesome, yet healthy drinks come in every color of the rainbow and then some.

Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes not only contain a variety of healthy super fruits, but they also pack MUFA's (monounsaturated fatty acids), the powerhouse ingredient that specifically targets belly fat.

These filling, creamy thirst-quenchers are perfect for breakfast or an anytime snack.

We are huge advocates of Acai from Amazon Thunder (See Top Right) and we add a scoop or two to every quenching beverage we make for even more super healthy benefits.

Try some yourself today!

Best Smoothie Ingredients:

Acai Berries

Superfood Status: One of the most nutrient-packed berries on earth.

These powerful nutrition-packed berries from the Amazon rain-forest contain high-levels of vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B6 and Acai berries are reputed to be one of the few known plant-based sources of B12, a crucial and potent energy generator necessary for cellular metabolism.

Chia Seeds

Superfood Status: Perfect for thickening up a smoothie, these tiny energy-promoting seeds thicken and turn into a gel.

Chia is a robust source of protein and is rich in trace minerals.

The seeds also contain more than three times the concentration of essential fatty acids in most grains.

Winning Combo: It's a very neutral flavor, so it pairs well with virtually any food.

It's one of the most versatile superfoods on the planet, literally, put it in anything.

Try This: Opt for organic chia seeds, since certain pesticides can build up in a plant's seeds.

Goji Berries

Superfood Status: A bit bitter on their own, they're a great smoothie ingredient because other flavors can mask the bitterness.

One of the world's richest sources of antioxidants, goji berries contain 18 amino acids.

Traditional cultures cherish the berry for its immune-boosting and vision-protecting properties.

It also helps keep your liver and kidneys healthy.

Winning Combo: Goji berries or powder, coconut water, and lime

Try This: Goji berries also pair well with cacao.

Kale

Superfood Status: Don't like cooked kale on the dinner table?

Enjoy the green powerhouse raw in a smoothie instead.

Dubbed as one of the world's healthiest veggies, kale contains isothiocyanate and glucosinolate compounds that help lower your risk of cancer.

Winning Combo: Kale, apple, banana.

Try This: Fresh, organic kale from your local farmer's market.

Camu-berry

Superfood Status: An antioxidant-rich tropical fruit, camu-berry boasts a vitamin-C concentration up to 60 times greater than an orange.

It's also rich in potassium, calcium, protein, and other phytochemicals.

Just a quarter teaspoon gives you over 250 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance of vitamin-C, and you'll never taste its strong tartness.

Winning Combo: Camu-berry and tropical fruits or vanilla.

Cacao Powder

Superfood Status: Great in creamier smoothies, cacao is the raw form of chocolate and is one of the world's richest sources of antioxidants and magnesium.

Cacao also contains iron and potassium.

Winning Combo: Cacao, almond butter, banana or added to berry smoothies.

Maca

Superfood Status: Boasting a strong, earthy, slightly butterscotch flavor, maca is rich in mood-boosting B vitamins, amino acids, and brain-boosting fatty acids.

The root has long been used in traditional medicine to raise libido and combat fatigue.

Winning Combo: Cacao, nuts, creamy ingredients; avoid using with fruits but pineapple, dates, and bananas are the exception.

Wheat-grass

Superfood Status: Wheat-grass is loaded with vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber, antioxidants, and even a bit of beneficial fatty acids.

It'll help boost your energy and immune function while detoxifying your body.

It helps alkalinize your body to balance out high acid culprits like coffee and meat.

Winning Combo: Wheat-grass and spinach, or with fruits like strawberries, pineapple, and banana.

Try This: Use wheat-grass powder for convenience or grow your own from organic seeds.

Coconut Oil

Superfood Status: Coconut oil contains lots of lauric acid, a potent immune system protector, and the same compound found in breast milk.

Winning Combo: Coconut oil, bananas, almond milk, strawberries, honey.

Avocados

Superfood Status: Avocados are rich in vitamin-E, a nutrient that could help protect your brain from Alzheimer's disease.

They even contain plant-based proteins.

Winning Combo: Avocados and cucumbers.

Try This: Try pairing with blueberries, banana, and almond milk if cucumbers aren't your thing.

Grass-Fed Whey

Superfood Status: Whey protein contains the amino acid cysteine that helps convert glutathione in the body.

Glutathione is a potent antioxidant that prepares cells for battle against bacterial or viral infections. (Note: Since this comes from a cow, it may not be suitable for vegans.)

Winning Combo: Organic whey, banana, Greek yogurt, peanut butter, cacao.

Hemp Protein Powder

Superfood Status: Hemp contains all of the amino acids to form complete protein, making it a go-to protein source for vegans and vegetarians.

Not getting enough protein can make you tired, cranky, and even cause skin rashes and changes in skin color.

Winning Combo: Hemp protein powder, almond milk, peanut butter, banana.

Our Top Tips

1. You'll want to invest in a blender with at least an 800-watt motor. (Vitamix is the gold standard.)

2. Prepare frozen fruit ahead to save time.

Cut and freeze on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer bag or container.

3. Frozen bananas go a long way.

Peel, slice, and freeze them.

This go-to smoothie ingredient adds thickness without taking over other flavors.

4. Add ingredients like milk, yogurt, water, or juice first to get the blender moving.

Then, add lighter, drier ingredients, like leafy greens, followed by heavy ingredients like ice and fruit pieces.

The following recipes were created with non-fat vanilla yogurt.

Always go low-fat because once blended, you really can't tell the difference between the full-fat and the fat-free.

The recipes below make roughly two snack size servings, or one meal replacement size drink.

Any of these yummy recipes make an awesome breakfast drink, that can be pre-made, is super nutritious, quick, and will keep you sated, certainly until lunch.

Healthy, quick and filling.

A super way to start your day!

If you like yours a little sweeter, you can add a tablespoon or two of organic honey to the non-fat yogurt.

If you like yours a little more tart, use plain yogurt adverse to vanilla.

We recommend always using 100% real fruit and juices when possible.

Try to avoid juices with added sweeteners and you'll always benefit by using fresh super fruits, but make sure they're at least chilled.

Put your super fruits in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before creating your beverage.

For extra fiber, leave the peel on thin-skinned fruits such as pears and peaches.

We absolutely love these.

So, to get you started;

Acai Berry & Green Smoothie Combo

We love making smoothies and this double layered smoothie only takes a few minutes to make but tastes absolutely amazing!

Ingredients: Purple

1 banana

1 c. blueberries

5 Acai capsules from Amazon Thunder Click on pic above)

1 c. ice

1/8 tsp. cinnamon

2 dates

Optional: 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

Preparation;

Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Add 3/4 of the mixture to your glass.

Put remainder of mix in another bowl or glass.

Ingredients: Green

1/2 c. coconut water

3 dates

1 handful spinach

1 c. ice

Optional: 1 tsp spirulina powder

Preparation;

Blend all ingredients.

Add to the acai layer, then top with the remaining acai mixture.

Pour carefully so the layers don’t mix (they will slightly but no worries).

Top with cacao nibs, goji berries, additional fruit or chopped nuts.

Simple as that!

While this smoothie does have quite a bit of sugar, it’s all coming from fructose which will be a healthier option than table sugar.

It’s not a drink for every day, but once a week it’s a delicious and satisfying option.

Add in some unflavored protein powder to increase the protein content.

Having acai and spirulina will help boost the nutrients as acai is very high in antioxidants and spirulina is a wonderful additive for extra protein that boosts immune systems, keeps you from getting cplds and flu and detoxifies your body naturally.

Mango Surprise Smoothie

Avocado lends this refreshing drink a silky smoothness.

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1/4 c. mango cubes

1/4 c. mashed ripe avocado (MUFA)

1/2 c. mango juice

1/4 c. fat-free vanilla yogurt

1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lime juice

1 Tbs. sugar

6 ice cubes

Preparation;

Combine the mango, avocado, mango juice, yogurt, lime juice, sugar, and ice cubes in a blender.

Process until smooth.

Pour into a tall glass.

Garnish with sliced mango or strawberry, if desired, and serve.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

268 calories, 5 g. protein, 53 g. carbohydrates, 6 g. fat, 1 g. saturated fat, 1 mg. cholesterol, 84 mg. sodium, 4 g. fiber

Blueberry Smoothie

A very berry-licious breakfast or snack.

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1 c. skim milk

1 c. frozen unsweetened blueberries

1 Tbs. cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)

Preparation;

Place milk and frozen unsweetened blueberries in blender and blend for 1 minute.

Transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

Very yummy!

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie

Natural peanut butter lends texture to this hearty breakfast drink.

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1/2 c. fat-free milk

1/2 c. fat-free plain yogurt

2 Tbs. creamy natural unsalted peanut butter (MUFA)

1/4 very ripe banana

1 Tbs. honey

4 ice cubes

Preparation;

Combine the milk, yogurt, peanut butter, banana, honey, and ice cubes in a blender.

Process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and serve.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

410 calories, 19 g. protein, 50 g. carbohydrates, 16 g. fat, 2 g. saturated fat, 5 mg. cholesterol, 289 mg. sodium, 3 g. fiber

Vanilla Yogurt and Blueberry Smoothie

A berry sweet and satisfying snack

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1 c. skim or soy milk

6 oz. (80-calorie) vanilla yogurt

1 c. fresh blueberries

1 Tbs. flaxseed oil (MUFA)

Handful of ice OR 1 cup frozen blueberries

Preparation;

Combine milk, yogurt, and fresh blueberries plus ice OR frozen blueberries in a blender.

Blend for 1 minute, transfer to a glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

360 calories

Chocolate Delight Smoothie

Curb your sweet cravings with this perfect MUFA-rich snack

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1/2 c. skim or soy milk

6 oz. (80-calorie) vanilla yogurt

1/4 c. chocolate chips (MUFA)

1 c. fresh raspberries

Handful of ice OR 1 cup frozen raspberries

Preparation;

Combine milk, yogurt, chocolate chips, and fresh raspberries plus ice OR frozen raspberries in a blender.

Blend for 1 minute, transfer to a glass, and eat with a spoon.

You'll want to get every last drop!

Nutritional Info Per Serving

387 calories

Try Our Super Scrumptious Strawberry Sorbet

Sweet Peach

Sip this delicious snack any time of day!

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1 c. skim milk

1 c. frozen unsweetened peaches

2 tsp. cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)

Preparation;

Place milk and frozen, unsweetened peaches in blender and blend for a minute.

Transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

Citrus Surprise Smoothie

Lemon and orange blend for a tropical surprise drink.

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1 c. skim or soy milk

6oz. (80-calorie) lemon yogurt

1 med. orange peeled, cleaned, and sliced into sections

1 Tbs. flaxseed oil (MUFA)

Handful of ice

Preparation;

Combine milk, yogurt, orange and ice in a blender.

Blend for 1 minute, transfer to a glass and stir in flaxseed oil.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

370 calories

Apple-a-Day Smoothie

Try this taste-bud pleasing breakfast or snack drink.

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1/2 c. skim or soy milk

6 oz. (80-calorie) vanilla yogurt

1 tsp. apple pie spice

1 med. apple peeled and chopped

2 Tbs. cashew butter (MUFA)

Handful of ice

Preparation;

Combine milk, yogurt, apple pie spice, apple, cashew butter, and ice in blender.

Blend for a minute, transfer to a glass, and eat with a spoon.

You won't want to miss a drop!

Nutritional Info Per Serving

388 calories

Pineapple Paradise Smoothie

A super refreshing drink to jump-start your day.

Servings: 1

Ingredients;

1 c. skim milk

4 oz. canned pineapple tidbits in juice

1 Tbs. cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)

A handful of ice.

Preparation;

Place milk, canned pineapple in blender, add the ice and whip for 1 minute.

Transfer to glass and stir in flaxseed oil.

Drink it up and you're good to go!

Apple Pie Smoothie

Studies show that eating protein in the morning can help with weight loss, and the cashew butter and yogurt in this recipe provides more than half of your daily dose.

Blend it in the morning for the perfect portable breakfast.

Ingredients;

1/2 c. skim or soy milk

6 oz. vanilla yogurt

1 tsp. apple pie spice

1 med. apple, peeled, cored and chopped

2 Tbs. cashew butter

Ice

Preparation;

In a blender, combine the milk, yogurt, apple pie spice, apple pieces and cashew butter along with a handful of ice.

Blend 1 minute until smooth.

Transfer to a glass and eat with a spoon.

Nutritional Facts:

per serving

Calories 379.2 Cal.

Fat 16.4 g,

Saturated Fat 3.4 g.

Sodium 351.7 mg.

Carbohydrates 46.6 g.

Total Sugars 33.8 g.

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g.

Protein 16.8 g.

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