Fighting off the January blues? Hit a dead end with your January ‘new year, new me’ health plan? Haven’t we all.
But healthy eating doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. Smoothies are your friend.
And the figures prove that we’re not the only ones who think this. Last Christmas, there was one NutriBullet sold every 30 seconds in John Lewis stores alone.
So put down the carrot sticks (or at least put them into your blender) and read on for our favourite smoothie recipes.
One for love….
The love smoothie from Hemsley and Hemsley is one for the vibrant souls out there. Rich in vitamin C, this detoxifying drink consists of beetroot, blood orange and other delicious things.
Two for protein…
The hidden greens chocolate protein smoothie from Oh She Glows is perfect for those of you who don’t want to know that it’s actually mushed up avocado and kale you’re drinking. This delicious recipe will trick you into thinking it’s a treat, while providing you with lots of protein goodness.
It can be hard to find a green smoothie that actually sounds appealing. This Green Warrier protein smoothie, also from Oh She Glows, fits the bill.
Acari and Berry Coconut Smoothie
The Acai berry is renowned for its health giving properties. Combine it with coconut, almond milk raspberries and frozen banana and you’re in for a surefire superfood fix.
Matcha Pear Smoothie
This Matcha Pear Smoothie from Daily Burn smoothie uses plenty of the spinach: the original superfood.
This simple blueberry recipe is the perfect way to kick start your day.
Goji Berry Sunrise
Goji Berry Sunrise Smoothie 1 (about 1 1/2 cups) fresh or frozen mango, peeled + roughly chopped 3/4 cup fresh orange juice + 1-2 teaspoons orange zest 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional) 1 ripe banana, frozen if possible 3/4 cup almond or coconut milk, more if needed 1/3 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 1/3 cup fresh or frozen strawberries 2 tablespoons goji berries 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Goji berry, mango and the rest. Milk bottle presentation is optional…
Banana Pineapple Anti-Aging Smoothie – Pineapples and bananas promote healthy complexion and hair, weight loss, and plays a role in preserving memory and boosting your mood. – Here's a great way to combine these two healthy fruits along with a few other beneficial ingredients to create a delicious anti-aging smoothie: – Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup of chilled milk 1/4 cup of Pineapple pieces 1/2 of a Banana 2 teaspoons of honey 1/4 teaspoon of ginger paste 2 Small Ice Cubes Cinnamon Powder for seasoning – – Directions: 1. In a blender add the chilled milk, honey, pineapple pieces, banana, and ginger paste. 2. Blend it well until it is smooth. 3. Add ice cubes to the delicious smoothie. 4. Enjoy – Double tap for more recipes @smoothiemenu @smoothiemenu
What’s not to love about this? Looks delicious and is good for your complexion, hair and memory, apparently.
Pineapple Berry Smoothie
This tropical smoothie is the next best thing to a January beach break. Adding coconut water instead of regular water to your smoothies is a great tip for some natural sugar
Tropical Breakfast Smoothie
This tropical delight from BBC Good Food combines passion fruit banana, mango and orange juice for a quick and easy start to the day.
Carrots are your friend…
Carrot Cake Smoothie
Did you save room for dessert? Try this perfect autumn smoothie: – #SmoothieOfTheDay . Carrot Cake Smoothie! . INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of chopped carrots 1 ripe banana 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt 1/2 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup diced pineapple 2 tablespoons of toasted walnuts 1 tablespoon of flaked coconut 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg Desired amount of ice Blend until smooth and enjoy! For garnish you can use: shredded carrots, coconut, and/or crushed walnuts (ingredient quantities = 1 serving) (credit: wellplated.com) . Double TAP 👉🏻📲 if you'd try it! Tag a friend who could use one today . Follow @smoothiemenu for more smoothie recipes . @smoothiemenu #SmoothieMenu
Not only is this made up of one of the healthiest vegetables out there, it can double as a dessert. Now we’re talking.
– #SmoothieOfTheDay . Try this light, refreshing, and sweet Honeydew Cucumber Smoothie! . INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of honeydew melon cut into pieces 1/2 cup of cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice 1/4 cup of plain fat free Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon of agave or sugar Desired amount of ice Blend until smooth and enjoy! For garnish you can use: Cucumber slices, melon cubes, and/or a sprig of mint (ingredient quantities = 1 serving) . Double TAP 👉🏻📲 if you'd try it! Tag a friend who could use one today . Follow @smoothiemenu for more recipes . @smoothiemenu #SmoothieMenu
It doesn’t get much more refreshing than melon, cucumber and lemon. Who said January was all doom and gloom?
Strawberry Melon Cooler
Strawberry Melon Cooler! 2 cups of watermelon 1/2 cup of strawberries 1 coconut including coconut flesh 1 cup of ice Blend till smooth. Super hydrating and refreshing! Perfect after a workout or a day at the beach… 🙌 Stay Raw and clean! Good weekend.. ***Repost from @juicingyourgreens*** #bestsmoothierecipes
The ideal post-workout smoothie. Why make a glass when you can make a jug?
Frozen Banana Blueberry Plum Smoothie
Frozen Banana Blueberry Plum Smoothie by @la.fabienne 🍌🍌🍌 . Ingredients for 2 glasses: – 2 frozen bananas – 2 plums – 1 cup frozen blueberries – 1tsp lucuma powder – 1 tsp maca powder – 1 tsp coconutoil – 1 tsp cashew butter – 1 tsp chia – 1,5 cups coconut water – feel free to add 2tbsp of @healthybodymatcha for extra nutrient boost! Blend until smooth. Enjoy
This recipe makes two glasses and looks pretty impressive to boot.
Main image via Ken Hawkins / Flickr / CC