Healthy, convenient and portable, smoothies are ideal fuel-on-the-go for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert. Smoothies provide important protein, vitamins and minerals from ingredients like tofu, yogurt and fruit. For an easy breakfast or snack, try making one of the quick and healthy smoothie recipes, including banana smoothies, berry smoothies, green smoothies and more easy smoothie recipes.
The secret to mixing something up you’ll look forward to sipping is striking the right balance between protein sources (such as Greek yogurt, protein powder, and peanut butter) and sweet and/or savory add ins something all of the healthy recipes below have nailed. These recipes also have eight or more grams of protein, are derived from whole food sources with minimal ingredients.
Cottage cheese, milk, chia seeds For a serious flavor boost, roast strawberries before tossing them into this blend. The creamy cottage cheese is a tasty alternative for those not partial to Greek yogurt’s tangy flavor profile.
Apple Pie Smoothie
Apple pie is one of my favorite holiday desserts. I have some really fond memories of going to the apple orchard and picking apples to make an apple pie from scratch. I would literally spend six hours making one pie as I would take my time and make it with lots of love.
Blueberry Mango Smoothie
Greek yogurt, dairy milk Really, you can sip this smoothie anytime but the fresh taste of antioxidant-rich blueberries and mango is a convincing reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Gingerbread is a delicious holiday treat, but sometimes you want to enjoy the treat without all the processed sugars and simple carbohydrates. While you can’t make a pretty house out of this recipe, you can drink this while you make a gingerbread house.
Shamrock Shake Green Smoothie
The final smoothie recipe in this list re-creates a favorite flavor of early spring – the minty “Shamrock Shake”. While I have never indulged in the fast food version of this shake, I couldn’t help but create a healthy, vegan version using whole food ingredients.