Smoothies are popular for a considerable reason. These delicious drinks are not only full of healthy ingredients but also are quite nourishing, despite the fact that they consist only of plant ingredients mostly. Most smoothie recipes allow combining milk, fruit, yogurt and other nutrients that fulfil the daily need of protein and nutrients for a healthy living. No wonder that smoothie dieting is recommended as a safe way of losing weight and coping with other health problems. Here are some examples of the mix recipes that are going to blow your mind off.
Probably, one of the most popular fruit mix recipes is banana and ginger. Fresh ginger is a natural remedy that helps to beat nausea, heartburn and other stomach problems, and to boost immunity. Banana and ginger smoothie helps to improve digestion. To cook the given smoothie, you have to get the following ingredients:
- 6 oz of vanilla yogurt
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 tsp of honey
- 0.5 tsp of freshly grated ginger
Blend all the ingredients until smooth texture is obtained, and enjoy the nutritious and quality meal.
You can get used to these fruit mixes and just start consuming them on a daily basis even if there is nothing wrong with your weight or stomach. Fruit mixes are full of vitamins to get you through the day. Here is a perfect berry recipe to feel energized from the very morning:
- 1 c of raspberries
- 1.5 tbsp of honey
- 0.75 almond or rice milk
- 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice
- 0.25 c of cherries or raspberries
- 1 tsp of ground flaxseed
Blend the ingredients and make sure your smoothie tastes as good as it looks.
Finally, the smoothie recipe that is going to keep you satisfied until lunchtime. Just take
- one banana and
- six strawberries and
- some plain non-fat yogurt and
- an orange juice
There have to be twice as much yogurt as there is orange juice. Banana, strawberries and yogurt are blended for 20 seconds. Add orange juice and blend it all for 15 more seconds and you have got a mix with a well-deserved name “World’s best smoothie.”
Your smoothies do not necessarily have to strictly follow cookbook recipes. Any fresh fruit that you can find in the supermarket or in your own garden will work. The main thing is that the mix is not very extreme (like cucumber with sweet yogurt), yet some still may find it to their tastes. All kinds of non-fat yogurts work fine. It also depends on the time of the day you are planning to eat your smoothie – whether it is breakfast, evening dessert or a midday snack. In some cases, a soup-like smoothie may be more desirable.