How to Build a Healthy Smoothie + Three Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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Smoothies are the simplest way to pack lots of fruits and veggies into a single meal or snack. But building a delicious smoothie can quickly turn from a healthy treat to a high-calorie drink.

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Ready to pack more nutrients into your day? Try out any one of these three smoothie recipes:

Tropical Smoothie

  • 1 cup raw spinach leaves
  • 1 cup peeled and sliced cucumbersyellowcloseup1-300x225
  • ½ cup peeled oranges
  • ½ cup mango chunks
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • handful of ice

Add contents into your blender beginning with the liquid and finishing with the ice. Blend until smooth. Recipe makes two servings.

Green Smoothie 

  • ½ cup raw spinach leaves
  • ½ cup chopped raw kale (ribs removed)
  • ½ avocadogreencloseup1-300x225
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1½ cups hazelnut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • handful of ice

Add contents into your blender beginning with the liquid and finishing with the ice. Blend until smooth. Recipe makes two servings.

Berry Blast

  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 whole bananapurplecloseup1-300x225
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 cup chopped kale (ribs removed)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • handful of ice

Add contents into your blender beginning with the liquid and finishing with the ice. Blend until smooth. Recipe makes two servings.

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