The Best Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Make at Home
Smoothies can be a great way to add protein, fiber, healthy fats, and fresh veggies to your routine. Many of us are used to grabbing smoothies on the go. Watch out though, on-the-go smoothies are adding to plastic straw and cup waste that is quickly piling up in landfills and polluting our waterways. Ditch the disposable plastic cups and straws, and learn how to make healthy smoothie recipes at home. A good place to start: Ambition Kitchen’s How to Prep Smoothies for a how-to guide to adding extra nutrients and smoothie prep tips.
The Wholesomelicious Blueberry Smoothie pairs carbohydrates with a healthy dose of high quality fat and protein to prevent a blood sugar spike. And the flax milk and chia seeds are both high in beneficial Omega 3s.
The Chai Charger Smoothie from Love Chef Laura adds the spiciness of chai (black tea with ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, fennel and clove) to a classic almond butter smoothie sweetened with dates.
Bon Appétit’s Almond, Kale and Banana Smoothie is a thick, healthy smoothie that can taste just as delicious by adding additional nutritious greens you have in your fridge, including chard and spinach. See their other healthy smoothie recipes here, including Tropical Carrot, Ginger and Turmeric Smoothie and Mango, Berry & Banana Smoothie.
Get your coffee fix with Love Chef Laura’s Coffee Smoothie. This caffeine boost is perfect for an easy breakfast, or an afternoon pick-me-up snack. Laura’s tips include using your leftover morning coffee or using a cold brew option.
We love Wholefully’s delicious and super healthy Cold-Buster Smoothie and her 8 Staple Smoothies You Should Know How to Make, from the Classic Green Smoothie to the tried-and-true Mixed Berry Smoothie.
Photo credits: Ambitious Kitchen, Wholesomelicious, Love Chef Laura, Bon Appétit, Wholefully.