Smoothie is something that is loaded with various essential vitamins and minerals and gives you relief from hunger as it is a complete meal in itself. This is meant to nourish you, but if you buy smoothies from a store they are often overloaded with sugar and empty calories.
If you really want to benefit from having smoothies, then you should blend your own making use of healthy ingredients like fruits or spinach on a base of yogurt, milk, coconut water or water. It is super easy to make and all you need is a blender.
Smoothies are popular because they easy to make, quick to gulp down, healthy, refreshing and nourishing. There is no fixed recipe and you can play around with your ingredients as per your taste and preference. You can experiment with different ingredients and change just a single ingredient can give you a new flavor smoothie. Thus, you never get tired of flavors or options.
If you have just purchased a new Kent blender, here are some healthy smoothie recipes that you can easily make at home in your blender.
- Spinach and Banana Smoothie: If you are in a habit of missing the first meal of the day due to the time crunch, then this extensive nutrition-packed smoothie will be the right choice. In your Kent blender, blend one banana with one cup spinach and half cup milk or almond milk. If you want, you can add honey for extra sweetness. Spinach and banana contain various vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals, which will provide the necessary nourishment that is required right in the morning to pull through the day.
- Banana and Mango Smoothie: Take one mango, one banana and a half cup of either cold plain milk or almond milk. Put everything in the blender and blend until smooth. During summer, you can add crushed ice for that extra coolness. Mango is known as the king of fruits for a reason, which is that it is full of vital nutrients and vitamins. One cup mango contains 100% vitamin C, 35% of vitamin A, 10% of vitamin B6, 20% folate and 8% of potassium and vitamin K. Banana is again super nutritious. So, what are you waiting for? Blend this healthy smoothie and enjoy.
- Apple Date Smoothie: Finely chop 10 deseeded dates. Blend these along with 1 cup roughly chopped apple and a quarter cup of chilled milk in the blender. Add a dash of cinnamon powder and few drops of vanilla essence. Blend the ingredients together until they become smooth and frothy. Dates are packed with nutrients and good for diabetics too. Apple, as you know, goes with the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” So, this smoothie is a power-packed and filling meal.
- Fig, Almond, Banana Smoothie: Another full meal smoothie is this one. Take 8 soaked and peeled almonds, 2 dried figs soaked, half banana, a spoon of oats and a cup of milk. Put everything into your Kent blender and blend into a smooth consistency. It is super delicious, comes loaded with the nutrients from banana, fig and almonds and has no added sugar.
You can try varied ingredients to make different smoothies. The basic rule is to have some base, which can be almond milk, plain milk, yogurt, coconut water etc. You can add anything from fruits and nuts to dry fruits, honey or oats. In fact, the options are countless to make yourself a glass full of healthy smoothie.