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5 Top Smoothie Recipes to Get You Back in Shape

5 Top Smoothie Recipes to Get You Back in Shape

5 Top Smoothie Recipes to Get You Back in Shape

The summer season is just around the corner, and if you want to get back in shape you should start today. Many of us have kids to take so we are running around all the time and not necessarily eating right. Smoothies are a healthy and a quick way to have your vitamin and antioxidant intake and still stay relatively low in calories. Let’s start blending.

Energy-Booster

Ingredients:

  • 2 spoons of cocoa,
  • 2 spoons of peanut butter,
  • 1 average size banana,
  • 250 ml of yogurt, and
  • Cinnamon.

Instructions:

Put everything in the blender and mix it! Just kidding, of course, there are no important instructions, we all know how to make a smoothie, but you should add banana last. And when it comes to cinnamon, it’s there just to enhance the flavors, so don’t add too much of it. This is a great choice to for starting your day, all in all there are no more than 250 calories in it, it is sweet and delicious. With a good balance of antioxidants and vitamins, you’ll feel energized and prepared for the day.

Mocha Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of parsnip, peeled and chopped,
  • ½ cup of eggplant, also peeled,
  • ½ cup of boiling water,
  • 2 small spoons of instant espresso or any other, stronger type of coffee,
  • 1 and a ½ cups of vanilla-flavored almond milk,
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped,
  • 3 spoons of almond butter, you can use peanut butter as well,
  • 2 spoons of cocoa,
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar, and
  • 5 average size ice cubes.

Instructions:

Now here is where you will actually need some advice on how to prepare this smoothie. The first thing you have to do is soften the parsnip and eggplant. Pour it all in the boiling water. Leave it for about 20 minutes, or you can leave it for 10 minutes and then cool it with some water. While you are waiting, you can prepare the rest. The rest is easy. Once you have those two ingredients prepared, mix everything in your blender, and add almond milk, banana, butter, cocoa and mix it all until it gets very smooth. This is a great alternative for a morning coffee, and still very rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

Green Coconut

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of spinach, or a handful,
  • 1 cup of coconut milk,
  • 1 banana,
  • ½ cup orange juice,
  • ½ cup of chopped pineapples,
  • 1 mountain full spoon of honey,
  • Some coconut,
  • 5 average size ice cubes.

Instructions:

There are no specific instructions, simply put it all in and blend. You can save some of that coconut for decoration. If you find this smoothie hard to swallow, try adding some more fruits. Some kiwi, for example.

Pink Panther

Ingredients:

  • 1 and a ½ cup of cauliflower florets,
  • 1 slice of watermelon, seeds removed,
  • 1 ½ cups of frozen strawberries,
  • ½ liter of strawberry yogurt.

Instructions:

Only one important instruction for this smoothie – you should cook the cauliflower first, or even the day before. If you are asking why you need it at all, it’s because it’s full with vitamins and minerals, rich with vitamin B that will boost your brain and help you with your concentration. It’s also anti inflammatory and good for your digestion.

Veggie Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of peach or mango juice,
  • 1 average peach, chopped,
  • 1 average banana,
  • 2 Swiss chard leaves,
  • 8 average sized ice cubes.

Instructions:

You know what you need to do, simply put it all in the blender. But while we are in the business of advocating for veggies, let’s just say that Swiss chard is very nutritious, very low on calories, and only a few leaves of it are good enough for your daily intake of vitamin K. It’s also rich in vitamin C and A, and with Iron.

A main tip for all of these smoothies is to drink them immediately after they are done. Aim to eat healthy the rest of your day and you’ll be on your way to a healthier YOU! Now have fun cutting that weight down and see you in the summer.

Melissa is a professional blogger, and in her spare time she is engaged in crafting, housekeeping, and organizing family life. For some time now she writes articles about organic food, parenting topics, and practical solutions for simpler and more convenient life.

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Adam Trainor

Saturday 4th of July 2015

Great post about smoothies nice to see that you have added calories in the first smoothie recipe for those who like to calorie count. How come you haven't done it in the rest? Also another great point I saw was that in each smoothie description you included what vitamins you would be getting from having that specific smootie. I like to try different smoothie recipes. They are great for when you are on the go and can't stop for breakfast, great to have as a snack or just to have to cool yourself down. Now that summer is here I don't have much of an appetite so I prefer to just have something quick and easy. When winter was here I know I lost motivation and now I want to get back in shape for the summer months, but I need a pick me up and these 5 moothies should help do that and get all my vitamins back into me that I need. The first smoothie energy booster is definitely one I think everyone will be trying I like to have a good energy boost during the day for my workout later that evening or if I do a workout in the morning I need a boost to get me through the day. Much healthier than a coffee. Is 1 tsp of c?nnamon ok to add? I see that 4/5 smoothies have banana in them, is is this to get the smoothie creamy/smooth?

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