I get bored of all these words they use to describe various smoothies and drinks that you can make. I mean, you can just tell by looking at them that they are packed full of goodness, and they taste delicious. In case you haven’t worked it out yet, i’m talking about healthy smoothies. People seem to be “abuzz” with these. Its a really quick and tasty way to get lots of healthy fruit and veg, and fibre etc in one cup of juice. Of course, smoothies health juices have been around for donkeys years, but only in the recent years have “Normal” people actually started downing them.
If you’re a smoothie lover, either of fruit or vegetable, i’m going to provide you with a delicious recipe for making a healthy, delicious smoothie. Please note, you can find the printable versions of these two recipes at the bottom of this post. The first will be a vegetable / salad smoothie, and the second smoothie recipe will be a fruit based, more traditional smoothie.
Lets Begin The Journey
First things first, you need a blender / smoothie machine. You need to make sure you have as little chunks as possible in your smoothies, so get a powerful one. I saw one advertised on the TV and went for it. Its called a Nutribullet, and it blends everything i have ever put in it with ease, and only takes about 30 – 40 seconds, depending on the vegetables. The speed is probably down to its 600 watt motor! Oh, and as well as coming with 3 cups, lids, and different blades, you also get the free recipe book with it which is rather cool.
So if i were to rate this Nutri Bullet out of 5, i would give it a 4, because it is quite loud! For $100 though, its definitely worth the money. You can buy it on Amazon here, or click the same link to read about it and check out the 1k plus reviews.
The Fruit Smoothie.
The fruit Smoothie is a smoothie for the less adventurous among us, which is totally fine. I never really thought that drinking vegetables would be so nice, but i was wrong. It is made with Blackberries, or mixed berries, peaches, and honey. The blackberries or mixed berries in this smoothie provide the awesome antioxidants our body needs to be healthy. Did you know that the more blue a fruit is, the more likely it is to have high antioxidants levels?
- 10 Ounces of Frozen Mixed Berries or Blackberries
- 15 Ounces of Peaches (If canned, remember to drain)
- Two Tablespoons of Honey
So now you have your ingredients, just pop everything into your blender, juicer or mixer, with water or milk and give it a minute and its ready. After that, its ready to drink and enjoy. You can either transfer it into a cup or drink it straight from the mixer if you have a Nutribullet.
The Vegetable Smoothie
So, you decided to get serious. Good job. Vegetable smoothies can be a whole lot more healthy than regular fruit smoothies. So although this takes a bit more work, maybe an extra 2 -4 minutes, you get so much more goodness and nutrients. The ingredients are all really easy to find in a local supermarket, but if you are buing for the week, you should find a local vegatable market. You can maybe even get local grown veg and ingredients for a cheaper price. The ingredients are as follows;
- handful of spinach
- whole apple, cored but not peeled
- handful of kale
- 1 carrot, peeled
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons flax seed
- 1 cup cranberry juice OR 1 cup grapes
- 1 cup cubed ice
Mix it all up in your blender. Because of the flax seed, i would give the Nutribullet about a minute and a half before drinking it. The Spinach tastes really good in this and we already know that spinach is really healthy for you. After all, it is what Pop Eye ate 🙂
Can you feel it yet?
I hope you found what you were looking for on this page, if you did, make sure you share via Facebook and pass on the recipe. Try get our friends eating healthier too! If you enjoy smoothies and healthy living, why not splash out on the “Healthy Green Drink Diet” Recipe book from amazon. Its a best seller. Take a look here.