Smoothies and smoothie recipes are definitely the trend right now and that’s because these drinks are super healthy, satisfying and detoxing. They can easily replace a meal and be sufficient to sustain your body for quite a few hours. They are also a clever way for you to include ingredients in your diet that you don’t normally like to eat, like your ‘greens’… Dieters, sportspeople and general foodies are absolutely ‘in love’ with the smoothie, and many restaurants are offering incredibly delicious gourmet versions.
I’ve found 8 irresistible and healthy smoothie recipes that’s easy-to-make and that you can try at home with either your blender or smoothie maker.
Perfect for breakfast, this creamy, dairy-free drink made from banana, avocado, cinnamon and honey is loaded with health benefits. Mono-saturated fatty acids found in avocado and potassium from bananas improve your heart’s function, whilst cinnamon is known to decrease cholesterol levels. For the full recipe, click here.
This recipe is just creamy deliciousness. What better combination is there than peaches and (double) cream? Then add some fresh frozen strawberries, banana and honey, and you’ve got one yummy, colourful smoothie for a hot South African day. For the full recipe, click here.
Swop the cream for a healthier greek yoghurt option in this easy-to-make, mouthwatering recipe… Greek yoghurt is loaded with calcium for strong bones and teeth. It is also rich in vitamins A, D and B12 and low on lactose content making it a drink that’s easy on the digestive system. For the full recipe on how to make one of these delicious fruit smoothies, click here.
Ever thought you could make a delicious smoothie out of pumpkin? Well, yes… Although it’s cold, this spicy recipe made with pumpkin, orange juice, vanilla yoghurt and all sorts of goodness, will give you that ‘warm’ fuzzy feeling. It’s perfect for heading into autumn. If you can’t find ‘pumpkin pie spice’, try substituting it with cinnamon. For the full recipe and instructions, watch the video tutorial below.
‘Healthy’ and ‘chocolate’ normally don’t go together, right? But, did you know that cocoa, which is really raw chocolate, is good for you? Cocoa is high in antioxidants, and contains properties which lower blood pressure and improve heart health. Cocoa also contains far less calories than regular chocolate. So, there is absolutely no need to feel guilty for sipping on this delicious chocolaty smoothie made from frozen blueberries, cocoa and ground nutmeg. For the full recipe, click here.
This one is great for detoxing and helping you get your ‘greens’ in for the day… It’s basically pineapple juice, pear, spinach leaves, green apple, avocado and broccoli blended together. And don’t worry, although it’s a bit of a ‘funny’ colour, this smoothie is very tasty and cleanses your system at the same time. For the full recipe, click here.
Fresh and fruity, this is a summer’s dream. Not only is it such a ‘pretty’ drink to sip next to the pool, it’s got layers of flavour and zestiness. Make a mango layer as well as a separate strawberry and banana layer and creatively pour it on top of each other. You don’t only have to do two layers, go crazy and alternate the layers as much as you want for a very colourful drink. For the full recipe, click here.
Okay… So this might not be the healthiest smoothie on the list, but hey, this is for all you coffee-addicts out there. We love our coffee, and if you can make a smoothie out of it, why not? You’ll need some chilled espresso or strong coffee, cinnamon, brown sugar and milk. For a vegetarian option, switch the milk for almond milk. This is a great alternative to your regular morning coffee or just a delicious weekend treat. To make it ‘healthier’, can I suggest going decaf? For the full recipe, click here.
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