Whether you’re just not that into veggies, or you’re looking for a creative way to add more nutrients to your diet, smoothies are your new best friend. We’re not talking about the sugar-dripping, calorie-laden concoctions from the mall food court. What you need are recipes that nourish your body with what it needs to look and feel like a million. Try out these top nutrient-rich smoothies.
Smoothies can pack as much as a meal’s worth of nutritional punch into a calorie-friendly, delicious beverage. Although nutritional content varies by recipe, you can expect to benefit from nutrients like omega-3s, antioxidants, and vitamins. What’s more, you’ll find a smoothie recipe to suit nearly any taste, from sweet to tart. So, really, what are you waiting for? Dust off that blender and get healthy!
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1. Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Need an easy-to-make smoothie that gets you on your way? This is the recipe for you. With a blend of berries, bananas, Greek yogurt, and pomegranate juice, this smoothie is a nutrient powerhouse in a sweet, creamy package.
2. Superfoods Smoothie
We packed 7 sensational superfoods into this tasty recipe. From power-packed spinach to antioxidant-rich green tea, this smoothie is a no-hassle way to load your body with the nutrients it needs to take on the day.
3. Better Than a Shake- Green Smoothie
It’s green milkshake time…and y’all know which one I’m talking about. That famous shake has a thigh-padding 530 calories—in a small! Instead of loading your body with fat and calories, try this, one of our nutrient-rich smoothies. This recipe uses a banana and grapes, plus it delivers the superfood power of kale and avocado. It’s creamy, rich, and only 118 calories per serving.
4. Big 5 Superfood Smoothie
This is another of our nutrient-rich smoothies that makes a smart breakfast, lunch, or snack. It contains fruits rich in antioxidants, plus it has kefir, a yogurt-like food with live probiotics. This smoothie has a sweet taste, so it’s a good choice for kids and people with a sweet tooth.
5. Pick Me Up Breakfast Smoothie
Strawberries, spinach, and bananas make this a smart choice, plus the flax adds an excellent source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. (Learn the 3 Health Benefits of Flax.)
6. Immune Booster Smoothie
Smoothies with nutrients don’t come much healthier than this tasty drink. From avocado to kale, from pomegranate to coconut, this recipe is packed with body-nourishing phytochemicals, plant-based nutrients that help reduce the risk of some health conditions, including heart disease and high blood pressure.
7. Fountain of Youth Smoothie
No, we can’t promise this will smooth away wrinkles, but it does deliver plenty of antioxidants to keep cells younger and healthier. You’ll love this blend of avocado, honeydew melon, kiwi, and more. At just 162 calories per cup, it makes a great addition to breakfast or a good-for-you snack.
8. SkinnyLicious Protein Smoothie
Many of our smoothies with nutrients are packed with antioxidants, but this one includes protein for energy and muscle building. It’s easy to prepare and is a delicious pre- or post-workout refresher.
9. Green Tea Kiwi-Berry Smoothie
This refreshing drink is a good way to start the day. It combines kale, bananas, kiwi, and strawberries for a sweet-tart taste you’ll enjoy. The green tea adds extra antioxidant power.
These top nutrient-rich smoothies will help you reach your nutrition goals. Off with you, now – get blending!
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