5 Smoothie Recipes to Boost Your Day

And with summer right around the corner, I couldn’t be craving fresh fruit and smoothies any more. Even though it can be hard to eat healthy during a stressful time, I promise these smoothies are quick and easy to make, and will give you energy while adding a little sweetness to your day!

 

1. Mango Tango

For this smoothie, all you’re going to need is mangoes, pineapples, coconut water and almond milk. Add 1 ½ cups of mango, ½ cup of pineapple, 1 banana and 1 cup of almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of choice) into the blender. Voila! You have your own yummy tropical mango smoothie. This smoothie is perfect for early mornings if you want to start your day on a sweet note.

 

2. Strawberries & Cream

This smoothie only calls for two ingredients: strawberries and almond milk. All you need to blend is 2 cups of strawberries and 1 cup of almond milk in the blender. And yes, this is basically a strawberry milkshake, but I won’t tell anyone if you don’t. You can also add a banana and some oats to this smoothie to make it a bit more nutritious.

 

3. Green Machine

Yes, I know. Smoothies are supposed to be fruity, but adding some greens is an easy way to get your daily serving of veggies without even tasting them. To start, you’re going to choose either 1 cup of pineapple or mango, and add it to the blender with 1 banana, 1 cup of spinach and 1 cup of almond milk. You can also add some lemon and ginger for an added immune boost. 

 

4. Acai Berry Blast

Ahh, the ever so trendy acai fruit. This antioxidant-rich fruit became known for the summertime-favorite acai bowls. For this recipe, you may need to head to the grocery store and pick up some frozen acai packets if you don’t already have them. Then you’re just going to add 1 acai packet along with 1 banana, 1 cup of almond milk and 1 cup of frozen berries. You can also add this to a bowl and top it with some berries, granola, coconut and honey to make your own acai bowl.

5. PB & Banana 

Similar to the Strawberries & cream smoothie, this smoothie is a little bit more like an upgraded dairy-free milkshake, but a little extra sweetness doesn’t hurt. This recipe calls for 1 cup of almond milk, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (or any nut butter of choice) and ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract, which is optional (but who doesn’t love vanilla?). This is a perfect post-workout smoothie, especially if you add some chocolate protein powder, which is my favorite!

 

Some extra tips:

Choose frozen fruit over fresh fruit for an even creamier smoothie, or add some ice cubes to thicken it up. Also, adding some nut butter, chia seeds or even spinach to these recipes can help add some protein to your diet. Remember, you can always adjust the amounts to suit your taste, or even play around with other combos to create your own delicious smoothie. Hope you enjoy these tasty concoctions!