6 Delicious Summer Smoothie Recipes To Boost Your Day
With the start of the new year, I always find I’m raring to go in the mornings. Maybe it’s the new goals or new energy, but I feel more motivated than ever to get out there and get stuff done. Smoothies are the healthiest way to get your day started when you’re on-the-go. With simple, tasty ingredients that boost your energy and your overall health, sipping on a smoothie is the perfect way to get your day started.
Here are 6 healthy smoothie recipes you should try right now!
Peanut butter is a great source of protein, and when mixed with old-fashioned oats, bananas and vanilla soy milk, this smoothie is the perfect way to start off your morning. It may taste like a dessert, but it’s healthy as can be. And with just a few simple ingredients, it’s ideal for hectic mornings or busy lunch breaks. Get the full recipe here.
Loaded with healthy ingredients like mango, spinach, chia seeds, hemp protein and unsweetened almond milk, this green smoothie is one of the most delicious good-for-you smoothies out there. It’s high in iron and fibre, dairy-free, vegan and paleo-friendly, plus it has over 100% of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Get the full recipe here.
It may sound like dessert in a cup, but this smoothie recipe is packed with healthy ingredients that will make you feel great throughout the day. The apple cinnamon flavour is perfect for the winter season, so you can feel like you’re indulging without all the calories. Made in just minutes, it’s a quick and easy recipe to whip up daily. Get the recipe here.
Winter is prime time for getting sick, so if you want to prevent colds, flu and viruses, this immunity-boosting smoothie is the way to do it. Oranges and mangos are chock full of vitamins and minerals that promote a healthy immune system, and with a hint of turmeric and cayenne pepper, this nutritious smoothie is sure to become one of your favourites, with a kick! Get the full recipe here.
If the vibrant pink colouring isn’t enough to catch your attention, the benefits of this smoothie just might be. Beets are rich in vitamin C, fibre, potassium and manganese, and bananas are packed with essential vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron and B6. Throw in some chia seeds, which are a great source of healthy fats and protein, and you have an unbeatable blend. Get the full recipe here.
This one’s for anyone who overindulged during the holiday season. I don’t know about you, but I definitely decreased my trips to the gym and increased my intake of baked goods and red wine during December. If you’re like me, this detox smoothie will help nourish and cleanse your system. Filled with healing ingredients like pink grapefruit, ginger, spinach and pineapple, it’s a fresh, delicious recipe you’ll love to sip on. Get the full recipe here.
Would you try any of these healthy smoothie recipes this summer?
Featured image: Instagram/ @befitsmoothies
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Kate is a Toronto-based freelance writer and founder of lifestyle blog, www.layeredindulgence.com. When her head isn’t buried in her laptop, you can find her taking a hot yoga class, curled up with a good book, or sipping a chai latte at one of Toronto’s various cafés. Follow her adventures @katebialowas.