Smoothies are a great snack or breakfast… if you get the ingredients right! Beware of store bought smoothies though, as they may try to sell you on health factor, when it really falls short on nutrition value. That’s why I’ve been collecting a list of great healthy smoothies to try out at home, where you can trust where your ingredients are coming from. Here they are, with ingredients ranging from bananas to kale to chocolates!
This smoothie is my kind of smoothie… the kind where you only have a couple of ingredients, you mix it all up, and then it’s delicious and healthy! It calls for apples, banana, and coconut milk!
This smoothie by Our Paleo Life is great for you if you love the pina colada taste, but not so much the alcohol part! It consists of bananas, crushed pineapples, shredded coconuts, and coconut milk.
This kiwi and kale smoothie by The Fitchen only consists of 3 ingredients (4 if you count ice!). If you haven’t already heard, kale is great for you and so this would be a great smoothie to incorporate in to your day!
This cherry banana smoothie by Zest and Zeal contains cherries, banana, coconut milk, chia seeds, and raw honey optionally. Remember, if you are vegan to skip the honey!
This smoothie by Gluten free on a shoe string is great if you want a smoothie and have a chocolate craving! It calls for almond milk, medjool dates, bananas, and some cocoa powder.
This smoothie by Peaches and Cake is perfect for those of you that want to make a smoothie without almond milk or coconut milk. You actually use coconut water instead! (But you can still make it with almond milk if you’d like!)
If you’re interested in finding out more about store bought smoothies, here are some additional articles:
- Best and Worst Smoothies (webmd.com)
- Store-Bought Juice Blends: Are They Healthy? (blog.foodnetwork.com)
- What Makes a Smoothie Unhealthy? (healthysmoothiehq.com)
For Healthy, Vegan, and Paleo Smoothies, Part II… click here!