Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Smoothie RecipesHaving smoothie recipes and a blender or food processor is a good start to whizzing up healthy, delicious smoothies. Smoothies are quite different from fresh juices. They are thicker in texture and usually include additional ingredients such as honey, milk, yoghurt and ice cream. Some people prefer smoothies to juices because it is faster and easier to whip up smoothies than juices. Cutting of fruits or vegetables are minimal as you can simply place all ingredients into the blender which has a much wider feeder.

Both smoothies and juices are equally nutritious. It is simply a personal preference for texture and taste that determines which you opt for to obtain the health benefits of fresh produce. A secret tip to get the most out of your smoothie recipes is to use frozen fruits for making smoothies. Freezing the fruits helps to preserve the vitamins and minerals, and since the fruits are frozen, your smoothie would be naturally chilled without ice.

To help you get started, here are some simple and delicious smoothie recipes that will surely make you thirsting for more.

 

Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Cleansing and Detox

Carrot Cleanser

1 cup spinach
4 carrots
1 lemon
2 cups of purified water

Peel and chop the carrots and lemon. Place the ingredients in the blender; add 1 cup of water and blend till thoroughly combined. According to individual preference, you may add more water while blending to achieve the desired texture.

Rainbow Cleansing Combo

1 cup watercress
3 carrots
1 beet
1 cucumber
2 cups of purified water

Peel and chop the carrots and beet. Place all the above ingredients with 1 cup of purified water into the blender and blend till thoroughly combined. More water can be added to achieve desired texture.

Citrus Cleanser

1 cup watercress
1 orange
2 apples
2 cups pineapple (peeled and cored)
½ ginger
2 cups of purified water

Peel the orange, apples, pineapple and ginger. Remove the core of the apples and pineapple. Place all ingredients in the blender; add a cup of purified water and blend till thoroughly combined. Add more water as needed to achieve desired texture.

Healthy Weight Loss

Sweet Slimmer

1 cup spinach
2 pears
2 red apples
½ lemon
¼ ginger
2 cups green tea

Peel the pears, apples, lemon and ginger. Ensure that the apples and pears are cored. Place all ingredients into the blender; add 1 cup of green tea and blend till thoroughly combined. Additional green tea may be added according to individual preference.

Metabolism Maximizer

1 cup mango (pitted)
1 cup watercress
2 oranges (peeled)
¼ cup mint leaves
1 cup green tea

Place all ingredients and ½ cup of green tea in the blender and blend till thoroughly combined. Add the remaining ½ cup of green tea as needed during blending to achieve desired texture.

Savory Trimmer

1 large bunch of watercress
Small pinch of cayenne pepper
450 ml / 16 ounce of natural bio-yoghurt

Place the watercress and yoghurt in the blender and blend till thoroughly combined. Add a little cayenne pepper and drink immediately.

Most fruits and vegetables are suitable for making smoothies. Have fun experimenting with different combinations of smoothie recipes as you drink your way to better health. You are only limited by your own imagination.



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