Are you looking for easy smoothie recipes to make with a Nutribullet? Do they also have to be (reasonably) healthy smoothies as well? The countless combinations of fruit and vegetables can be a bit daunting. Too much fruit and the smoothie is too sweet and far too high in sugars. Too many vegetables and the smoothie is bland with all the consistency of baby food (never used too much carrot). The general rule is to have about 60-75% vegetables for bulk and a small mix of 25-40% fruit. This will ensure that smoothie has the right consistency, is just sweet enough and has the perfect amount of nutrients. Here is a list of 8 very easy and healthy smoothie recipes that you can make with your Nutribullet.
Looking for a new smoothie? Did you know that Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C which is also a powerful natural antioxidant. When you consume fruits that are rich in vitamin C, it helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and help protect against harmful free radicals. Not only are they a great source of vitamin C but Raspberries are also rich in B-complex and vitamin K, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid.
These vitamins function as co-factors and help body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. So have been linked to weight management.Almond milk contains ground almonds and water. It’s a healthy alternative to cow’s milk, and contains more vitamins and minerals (vitamin E, A and D, manganese, selenium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron, fiber, phosphorous and calcium) than soy or rice milks. With the addition of Almonds it’s a great protein fix and together with Raspberries it makes a tasty flavour combination.
Having a smoothie can be a great way to get some extra fruit and vegetables as well as other nutrient dense foods such as dairy products and seeds into the diet. They make wonderful options for a meal or a snack when made with natural items.
Of course, the healthiest smoothies are those made from fresh and natural, nutrient-dense ingredients.
Why do I love smoothies for breakfast?
1. One of the great benefits of having a smoothie for breakfast is that they are very easy, and simple to make. In-fact, breakfast smoothies can be made in less than five minutes!
2. Not only are smoothies a quick and simple choice, they can also be consumed on the go.
3. If you struggle to reach your recommended fruit and vegetable intake, smoothies are a great way to get an extra serving or two of fruit or vegetable serving!
4. Having a smoothie is a great way to get variety into your diet too! There are so many different options and variations of smoothies that you can have.
his Smoothie is the perfect Summer drink. With its zingy flavour it’s completely refreshing. Perfect as a Smoothie but also gorgeous when diluted to make the perfect pitcher for a BBQ or a drink for the kids. Ginger as we know has a very specific strong taste, but when coupled with the sweetness of the apples…. it makes the ginger more shall we say “user friendly”.
The amazing health benefits of Ginger are immense. It’s a powerful antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Great also for motion sickness, so any long painful car journeys could be remedied with a flask of this with you.Ginger is also known for being effective against exercise induced muscle pain. Why try it after a work out?? I left a little of the pith on the half a lemon as its actually really good for you, for a number of reasons. Research say’s it even helps fight allergies! Aside from the possible health benefits… This smoothie or Juice is simply gorgeous!
The margarita is a cocktail usually made with triple sec, tequila and lime or lemon juice. The concept behind this cocktail smoothie recipe was to keep the flavours and bitterness to the original drink but without the alcohol. For this recipe, you will need: 1 1/3 cups of orange juice, 1 cup of lime juice, 2 to 3 tablespoons of agave syrup, 8 cups of crushed ice cubes, 2 limes cut into wedges, a 1/2 cup of coarse salt.
It’s always great to take advantage of all the gorgeous berries in season. This smoothie packed with berries with extra helpings of one of my favourites Blackberries. This versatile fruit is full of flavour and a whole gamut of healthy nutrients. The Blackberry is a fragile yet dense fruit, rich in powerful antioxidants properties. It aids in maintaining healthy glowing skin because it contains a good amount of vitamin C, vitamin E which help the formation and strengthening of collagen structure.
Chia seeds are among the healthiest foods on the planet. The flavour is pretty bland. This makes them easy to incorporate into many dishes. You can also sprinkle them on top of cereal, yogurt, vegetables or rice dishes but a smoothie is a perfect way to consume them.
Chia seeds are loaded with nutrients that can have important benefits for your body and brain function. Despite their ancient history as a dietary staple, only recently did Chia seeds become recognized as a modern day Super Food.
This smoothie exemplifies one of my favourite aspects of smoothies. It’s a perfect way of enjoying healthy ingredients that otherwise one wouldn’t consume individually, namely the Super Spice Turmeric is also the liver’s favorite spice and helps boost liver detox. It does this by assisting enzymes that actively flush out dietary carcinogens.
While Turmeric can be added to many dishes, it is sensitive to heat. Roughly 85% is destroyed when turmeric is boiled for more than 15 minutes. In addition, we can increase the bioavailability of turmeric in the body, by mixing with fats. One of the main reasons behind the low-availability of Curcumin in the body is due to its low solubility in water. Therefore you can mix Turmeric with oils such as Flaxseed Oil or Coconut Oil.
Your smoothie recipes
What is your favorite smoothie to make with your Nutribullet? Tell us the smoothie’s name, a brief description of what it is so great and the ingredients/recipe in the comment box below!