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Fruit Smoothies

Creamy Strawberry-Grapefruit Smoothie

Grapefruits are rich in Vitamin C which makes it a potent anti-oxidant. It is also rich in lycopene, but only the red and pink grapefruit contain this compound and not the white grapefruit. Lycopene is another effective anti-oxidant; thus making red or pink grapefruit a top anti-oxidant fruit. Boost your immunity with this smoothie that’s rich in immune-stimulatory and immune-protective ... Read More »

Apple Crisp Smoothie

The Apple Crisp Smoothie takes inspiration from apple crisp with apple as the star and oats and cinnamon playing a supporting role.  It taste like apple pie or crisp without the high amounts of sugar and saturated fat.  Apples are high in fiber and packed full of antioxidants that can help prevent certain diseases.  Banana adds smoothness and walnuts give ... Read More »

High Protein Vegan Tofu, Almond, and Strawberry Smoothie

I have had requests for both high protein and vegan smoothies. This one is both!  Tofu and soy yogurt are a source of complete protein. The body requires 9 essential amino acids and all 9 are found in soy products like tofu and soy yogurt. By adding both to this recipe, along with some almond butter, this protein smoothie contains ... Read More »

Banana Yogurt Smoothie

Sometimes you just want to be simple. This smoothie is an easy favorite! The Banana Yogurt Smoothie is a delicious fruit smoothie that is low in calories and fat. Bananas are healthy fruits that are high in potassium, an important mineral for a variety of functions in the body including helping prevent muscle cramps. Both Greek yogurt and vanilla frozen ... Read More »

Vegan Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

The Vegan Post-Workout Protein Smoothie provides 25 grams of protein needed to help rebuild your muscles after an intense workout. Both soy milk and tofu are high in protein and make excellent vegan options to add protein to smoothies. Almonds are high in healthy unsaturated fats. The smoothie is full of berries that are high in nutrients such as vitamins, ... Read More »

Creamy Cashew Lovers Smoothie

The Creamy Cashew Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for those who love cashews. Cashews are full of heart-healthy fats that have been shown to improve cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes. They are also an excellent source of minerals such as selenium, zinc, and copper. This smoothie recipe also adds ground cinnamon which is a spice that has been ... Read More »

Spiced Orange Smoothie

Many know that oranges are rich in vitamin C, and hence are a potent antioxidant. But, what a few know is that they contains hesperidin, a bioflavanoid that is found in scientific studies to be effective in lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. Another great ingredient in this smoothie is cinnamon which is a very healthy ingredient that helps fight the ... Read More »

Orangey Pineapple Papya Smoothie

I love papaya and then pineapples are rich in vitamins and minerals plus the enzyme known as bromelain. Bromelain is only found in pineapples and has been studied extensively and found to be quite effective in inhibiting tumor growth, lessen recovery after a surgery, alleviates arthritis and joint pain and can even reduce inflammation. This smoothie is rich in vitamins ... Read More »

Happy Honeydew Melon Smoothie

The Happy Honeydew Melon Smoothie is full of ingredients to help boost your mood. Green tea contains a small amount of caffeine that will help boost your energy as well as your mood. A proper balance of carbohydrates and protein is important for dopamine levels, a hormone that plays a role in mood stability. Both cooked oats and plain Greek ... Read More »

Coconut-Melon Smoothie

Coconut is a known superfood that provides the following benefits: reduces sweet cravings, low glycemic index, high in dietary fiber, enhances heart health, and helps prevent obesity among others. As for coconut water, it is even better than other sugary or sports drinks when it comes to taste, sugar, caloric and electrolyte content. This smoothie recipe contains 11% of the ... Read More »

UTI Soothing Smoothie

Cranberry UTI soothing smoothie

The UTI Soothing Smoothie is full of ingredients to help with a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Cranberry juice and blueberries contain flavonols that are useful in preventing bacteria growth in the urinary tract. Both cinnamon and apple cider vinegar have been shown to have antibacterial properties. Probiotics are also beneficial in preventing UTIs due to prevent bad bacteria growth. ... Read More »

Top Ten Smoothie Recipes of the Year

Last year was quite busy on the blog. Traffic went up quite a bit after the holidays, I suspect because of people getting a Nutribullet or similar blender for Christmas or as a holiday gift. Then it was on to New Year resolutions, which always makes people particularly interested in healthy smoothie recipes. As a result, many of the most ... Read More »

Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie

The Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie is perfect for those who are having a chocolate craving but don’t want to ruin their diets. This smoothie contains fewer calories and is low in fat compared to other desserts with only 355 calories and less than 2 grams of saturated fat. The smoothie also adds ground flaxseed to provide fiber and omega-3 fatty ... Read More »

Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie

The Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie is a healthy alternative to the blackberry cobbler dessert that is usually high in calories and saturated fat. Blackberries are a fruit that are high in fiber and a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This smoothie also adds walnuts that contain vitamin E and unsaturated fats that are heart healthy. Honey is added as a ... Read More »