Easy & Healthy Smoothies

Hola! I hope you are guys are staying home and healthy. As the title suggests, this blog is all about healthy smoothie recipes that are simple to make with the ingredients usually found in our homes. Since the time I had shifted to London, I have been looking for quick fixes for my breakfast as I’m dead lazy in the morning, so I either have a bowl of oats or a glass of smoothie. And trust me, it’s the best thing that happened to me as it’s easy, ingredients can be altered and fill my tummy with all healthy.

So, after mastering the art of smoothie making, I thought to share my three favorite smoothie recipes. These smoothies are extremely delicious, and for someone who is just starting, they will definitely fall in love with them.

APPLE PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE

For someone who loves peanut butter, this smoothie is a treat. Apples are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamin C, and peanut butter, which is a good source of protein. Almonds are loaded with nutrients, and so are the other ingredients. Adding a pinch of cinnamon helps boost the metabolism rate. Put all the ingredients together in a blender with any plant-based milk and pop in some ice.

INGREDIENTS:

1 – Apple (peeled and diced)

1 tbsp – Peanut Butter

1 tbsp – Cacao nibs

1 tbsp – Maple syrup (you can also replace it with honey or any sugar alternative)

1 tsp – Watermelon seeds

5-6 Almonds

Small piece or a pinch of Cinnamon

1 cup – Almond milk (can be replaced with any other plant based milk)

BANANA MATCHA SMOOTHIE

BANANA MATCHA SMOOTHIE

Like several other fruits, bananas have several antioxidants and contain bioactive plant compounds: Catechin and Dopamine. Adding greens to the smoothie makes it even more nutritious. Spinach is an excellent source of iron, folic acid, vitamin A, vitamin K1, vitamin C, and calcium. Another master ingredient is the “Superfood.” Matcha is rich in antioxidants, boosts energy, and helps in weight loss.

INGREDIENTS:

1 – Banana (peeled, diced)

4-5 Spinach leaves

1 tsp – Fine matcha powder

1-2 Walnuts

2-3 Dates (depends how much sweet you want it to be)

1 tsp – Flax seeds

1 tsp – Pumpkin seeds

1 tsp – Vanilla extract

1 cup – Almond milk (can be replaced with any other plant based milk)

Blend it all well with some ice and enjoy!

CHICKOO CACAO SMOOTHIE

CHICKOO CACAO SMOOTHIE

Being seasonal, chickoos are easy to get and make a super delicious smoothie. Chickoos promote gut health and are loaded with nutrients. Rolled oats are one of the healthiest grains and an excellent source of proteins and beta-glucans that better heart health. Cacao nibs are small pieces of crushed cocoa/cacao beans that have a bitter and chocolatey flavor. They are loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients and prove to be a super versatile addition to smoothies.

INGREDIENTS:

2 – Chickoo/ Sapota (peeled and diced)

2 tbsp – Rolled oats

1 and half tbsp – Cacao nibs

1 tsp – Sunflower seeds

1 tsp – Cinnamon powder

4-5 Almonds

1 tbsp Honey

1 cup – Almond milk (can be replaced with any other plant based milk)

Blend it all well with some ice and enjoy!

I have been trying to maintain a healthy and balanced diet for the past few months, and getting introduced to smoothies is the best thing that happened to me and my body. These smoothies are nutritious as well as filling that kick starts your morning. Ingredients are easily available, and if you don’t have them, mix them according to your taste. I hope you try out these recipes and let me know which one you liked the most. Also, let me know if you would love to have a part two with a different set of smoothie recipes.

Happy healthy!

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