Smoothie Recipes

Mango Raspberry And Blueberry Smoothie

A smoothie is health in a glass and a very tasty way to add to your five-a-day vegetable and fruit intake. Make it a part of a tasty and healthy breakfast to kick-start your day.

One of the best kitchen tools that I have is a fairly inexpensive stick blender which I use for blending soups and making smoothies

Smoothie Recipes

Watermelon Smoothie

Tasty and healthy food doesn't get any easier than this. Simply add the flesh and seeds of watermelon to a blender and whizz for 30 seconds for a cool and refreshing smoothie.

Not only is watermelon smoothie super delicious, it is also mega nutritious and Very Low in Calories!

And if someone starts screaming that the carbohydrates in watermelon are fast-releasing (have a high GI) - then please note that it doesn't matter as there are So Few Carbohydrates in watermelon.

Watermelon flech is rich in vitamin A, C and B6 as well as the antioxidant lycopene and the seeds are like all seeds rich on both vitamins and minerals.

I love it!

Pomegranate and Soya Smoothie

Mixed berries, pomegranate juice and soya milk smoothie

This is a super-healthy, super-delicious and quite filling smoothie. I came up with the idea when I was writing about food that could help you lose weight.

All the ingredients in this smoothie are, apart from their apparent ability to help you lose belly fat, full of healthy nutrients, as seen in Nutritional Information.

Make sure you buy 100% natural pomegranate juice. I buy frozen berries to use for smoothies as it is both convenient and undoubtedly cheaper than buying fresh berries.

For 3 -4 people as part of a breakfast

200g, 7oz, 1½ cups, mixed berries – like blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries

200ml, 7floz, 0.9 cup, pomegranate juice

200ml, 7floz, 0.9 cup, soya milk, light or ordinary


Defrost the berries if using frozen ones and mix everything in a blender.


Mango Raspberry and Blueberry Smoothie

Mango, raspberry and blueberry smoothie

When a smoothie is only going to be a part of a breakfast, I often make smoothies with nothing but a mix of fruit. Really, I just mix whatever fruit I’ve got available at the time but I do like to get some type of exotic fruit in there, mango being a clear favourite.

 
For 2 people as part of a breakfast:

1 ripe small mango - peeled and cubed

3 heaped tablespoons raspberries

3 tablespoons blueberries

Juice of 1 large orange

Juice of ½ a lime

Blitz all the ingredients in a blender and ENJOY.


Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Smoothie

If you really can’t face eating much at breakfast time, try this super-healthy and tasty green breakfast smoothie. Or make it and take it with you to work.

I have personally got far too big an appetite to settle for nothing but a smoothie for breakfast, but this one contains all the goodness of a really healthy breakfast.

There is avocado, rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and full of vitamin E; spinach, rich in antioxidants, iron, different vitamins and many other nutrients; seeds and nuts, rich in protein, antioxidants and other nutrients, and on and on the list goes…

I get a bit of an allergic reaction when eating ordinary kiwi fruit so I use kiwi gold fruit instead in this green breakfast smoothie of mine. But obviously, either of them will do.

 
For 2 people:

1 ripe avocado, peeled and de-stoned

2 kiwi fruits, peeled

2 handfuls fresh baby spinach

1 teaspoon finely grated ginger

1 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

10 pecan nuts

10 pistachio nuts

Juice of 1 lime

Juice of 1 orange

1 teaspoon honey (optional)

200 ml, 7floz, 0.9 cup, natural Soya yogurt (or use natural yogurt)

Blitz all the ingredients in a blender and ENJOY.


Antioxidant Booster Smoothie

Antioxidant booster smoothie

Here’s a smoothie that could make you glow and go that extra mile – a smoothie that is packed with seriously antioxidant rich ingredients. These ingredients also have a high nutritional value.

I got the idea for this smoothie when I was reading up on the nutritional value of beetroots. Several studies have apparently shown that eating beetroots or drinking beetroot juice can increase your stamina.

Just what I need in the morning – extra energy!

And then I thought about other antioxidant rich vegetables and fruit that would go well with the beetroot and came up with the following recipe.

All of the ingredients are nutritional powerhouses, and raspberries and spinach are also rich sources of dietary fibre which help to make you feel fuller for longer.

 
For 2 people:

250g, 9oz, 1.3 cups, cooked beetroots (beets) in natural juice, roughly chopped

100g, 3½oz, 1 cup, raspberries

1 tablespoon goji berries – or just add some more raspberries

2 large handfuls fresh spinach leaves

Juice of 2 large oranges

Blitz all the ingredients in a blender and ENJOY!


Oat-So-Good Smoothie

Oat-So-Good Breakfast Smoothie

Don’t have the time or the appetite for porridge in the morning? Make this smoothie with oats and linseeds (flax seeds) in it and take it with you to work or school.

Oats contain a fibre called beta-glucan which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol. All in all, oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain and eating fibre-rich food helps to make you feel fuller for longer.

Oats also contain magnesium which helps boost energy levels.

You will need to soak the oats and the linseeds overnight in some of the pomegranate juice. But all you have to do in the morning is place all the ingredients in a blender and whiz together.

I’ve also added almonds to this smoothie. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, B-vitamins, dietary fibre, calcium, iron and magnesium.

 
For 1 person:

3 heaped tablespoons oats

1 tablespoon linseeds (flax seeds)

200ml, 7floz, 0.9 cup, 100% natural pomegranate juice

1 medium-sized banana

3 heaped tablespoons raspberries

3 heaped tablespoons blackberries or blueberries

10 almonds, roughly chopped

4 tablespoons natural soya yogurt or plain yogurt

1 level teaspoon honey (optional)

Soak the oats and linseeds overnight in half of the pomegranate juice. In the morning, place the soaked oats and linseeds and the rest of the ingredients in a blender and whiz together. Enjoy!


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