Smoothies are one of the easiest meal replacements simply because they are filling, easy to make, and versatile. Smoothies come in a variety of flavors, and depending on what’s included, can be used for different purposes. For instance, a green smoothie may be used to detox and cleanse the liver and body of toxins and processed foods. Because smoothies are high in fiber, they help to remove waste and the effects are highly rewarding. We’re talking clearer skin, better mood, decreased appetite, and more energy.
You can also flavor your smoothie any way imaginable! Smoothie recipes that include bananas as a base will add creaminess and texture to an otherwise loosely dense mix. Boosters like chia seeds, ground flax seeds, and aloe vera juice provide fiber, vitamins, minerals and nutrients that will add even more nutrition. Although there are a few ingredients to avoid, like highly sweetened yogurts or juices, smoothies can be a great meal option in the morning (or evening) for the woman on the go. Here are several smoothie recipes to make your day a lot smoother!
The Green Smoothie
Kale you can drink? Have no fear–there are plenty of ways to make a tasty green smoothie. Here is one of them!
Sweet Potato Pie Smoothie
Want a filling smoothie, but more in the mood for pie? This recipe is great for catering to your sweet tooth without damaging the body with refined sugar.
Not one but FIVE breakfast smoothie recipes that will make your mornings a lot sweeter (and healthier!)
Dreaming of being in the Caribbean but not ready to take the leap? Try these tropical smoothies for a dose of coconut love and pineapple flavor!
Weight Loss Green Smoothie
For those committed to a fitness regimen, why not add this delicious and nutritious green smoothie recipe to cleanse the excuses, I mean toxins, from your body?
Vegan Blueberry-Banana Smoothie
Searching for a vegan smoothie recipe to blow your mind? Dr. Ruby has the recipe for you! Check out the tasty flavor additions used to create a decadent smoothie recipe without dairy.
Banana Flaxseed Smoothie
Remember those smoothie boosters? Well here’s a simple recipe that uses flax seeds to give your drink a fibrous boost!
Protein Smoothie (shake)
Are you a workout queen but need an energy boost? The wonderful Keaira LaShae has the recipe to get you pumped and ready for any workout!
Who doesn’t love a smoothie with ingredients from your own backyard? This recipe is wholesome, healthy and good for the body and soul.
Pina Colada Smoothie
Craving a drank but don’t want the calories or the hangover? Try this healthy Pina Colada recipe to bring back memories of the good ol’ college days.
Kale Smoothie (W/ Homemade Almond Mik)
Kale is a great addition to any smoothie and this recipe is so tasty you won’t even know the leafy green is there. Using homemade almond milk is also a plus for flavor and texture.
Green “Monster” Smoothie
This “monster” shake is great for any workout or meal replacement.
Mango, Pineapple and Strawberry Smoothie
Why not add more than one fruit to your smoothies? This recipe ensures each sip is just as smooth as the last with a special technique.
Quindara Lazenbury is the definition of #bosslady with the woes of adulthood to keep the ball rolling. Writer and creative techie by profession. Follow her @wholefully_q