“Many people don’t eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Making a fruit smoothie is an easy way to increase your produce consumption because these drinks often contain multiple servings of fruit and sometimes vegetables as well. Unlike fruit juice, smoothies also provide fiber, because you use the whole edible portion of the fruit. Fruit smoothies typically contain significant amounts of folate, vitamin C, and potassium, because fruits are good sources of these nutrients. These smoothies can also provide other essential nutrients.” – Living Strong
After reading this article I became a smoothie lover. I have noticed the difference in my energy level through the day and drinking a smoothie daily has made a huge difference. Here is a roundup of some my favorite smoothie recipes for your enjoyment.
Cherry Pie Smoothie | Gimme Some Oven
Filled with protein and naturally sweetened, this cherry pie smoothie is a happy start to a busy day!
Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie | Kitchen Treaty
Fresh with a hint of twang, this smoothie is great for hot summer days by the beach.
Banana Mango Smoothie | Family Fresh Meals
Rich in colorful and healthy ingredients, this banana mango smoothie brings a tropical kick on a hot summer day.
Mango Vanilla Smoothie | Gather for Bread
Creamy and rejuvenating, this smoothie is a perky wake-me-up for the morning.
Nutella Banana Smoothie | Mother Thyme
Creamy Nutella is mixed with bananas, for this smoothie that all ages can enjoy.
Strawberry Mango Breakfast Smoothie | Sally’s Baking Addiction
Fresh fruit and crunchy granola combines in this healthy smoothie that has layers of yummy ingredients.
Coffee Banana Breakfast Smoothie | Coffee and Quinoa
Instead of your regular cup of Joe, try this coffee banana breakfast smoothie in the mornings.
Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie | The Seasoned Mom
Sweet and tart mix with a tinge of crunchy in this protein smoothie inspired by key lime pie. It makes a healthy unique breakfast or a guilt-free afternoon snack.
Thick and Fudgy Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie | Averie Cooks
Vegan and gluten-free, this smoothie is a bit heavier than traditional smoothies; making this a great afternoon or late-night snack.
Green Apple, Pear, and Parsley Smoothie | Nutritionist in the Kitch
This green smoothie mixture is perfect for a cleanse, or just a healthy drink