Fruit Smoothies: Healthy And Nutritious Recipes


 

We cannot deny the fact that people are becoming more aware of the benefits of having a healthy lifestyle. Because of this awareness, they scrutinize the food and beverages that they take and favor those that contain nutrients which keep the body healthy. Fruit smoothies belong to those beverages that are considered to be very beneficial for the body. These beverages are not only packed with beneficial vitamins and minerals from fruits but are also capable of quenching your thirst with their delicious flavors. Aside from that, these drinks can be easily made at home. All you need to have is a reliable blender or smoothie maker and the right ingredients for your favorite smoothie drink. Finding the recipes for your favorite beverage won’t be that hard since you can just find them in cookbooks and all over the internet. I have found three recipes for healthy smoothies that you might want to try at home.

Orange Twist Smoothie

With orange as its main fruit ingredient, the Orange Twist Smoothie has a very refreshing and fruity taste. Its scent alone will surely make you enjoy this healthy treat. You can also say goodbye to flu and other related infections since this recipe is packed with vitamin C which is very beneficial for your immune system.

To make your Orange Twist Smoothie at home, all you need are the ingredients listed below.

1 large orange, peeled leaving on the pulp.
1 large pear, cored & cut into pieces.
1 1/2 cups of red or black grapes.
1 slice of lime.
3 large ice cubes.

After obtaining the ingredients, all you have to do is to combine the orange, grapes, and pear into a blender or a smoothie maker then blend until smooth. Get a glass and place the ice cubes in it. Pour the mixture then your ready to enjoy your Orange Twist Smoothie with lime for garnishing. This recipe is good for 1 serving.

Apple and Coconut Smoothie

Apple is one of those fruits which have numerous health benefits. Aside from its being delicious and juicy, the apple is rich with nutrients and vitamins and minerals which contribute to healthy digestion, aid in preventing osteoporosis and diabetes management, and even weight loss. Certainly, having an apple a day can keep those doctors away.

The other main fruit ingredient for this smoothie treat is packed with vitamins and minerals as well. The coconut fruit has been proven to be rich in nutrients that prevent tooth decay and degenerative diseases. Including coconut in your diet also lowers your risk of having heart diseases. In addition to that, the coconut fruit is packed with nutrients that can boost your energy level and fiber which aids in digestion.

Below is the list of ingredients for this Apple and Coconut Smoothie.

1 tablespoon of coconut milk.
½ banana, chopped into cubes.
¼ cup of apple juice.
¼ teaspoon of fresh ginger root.
2 small ice cubes or ½ cup crushed ice.

The method is just so simple. All you have to do is stuff all the ingredients into a blender or smoothie maker then blend until smooth. After that, you are ready to enjoy this healthy and delicious smoothie treat. This recipe is good for 2 servings.

Sweet Mango Smoothie

Mangoes are fruits that are very rich in fiber. Thus, it facilitates proper and healthy digestion. This fruit is also packed with vitamin E and other nutrients that help keep us healthy. Aside from that, it has been proven that mangoes are loaded with nutrients that help keep your cholesterol levels low. This nutrient-filled fruit has an unarguably appetizing and refreshing taste.

To make a glass of Sweet Mango Smoothie, you need to have the ingredients listed below.

1 mango (seeded and cubed).
1 small cup of skimmed milk.
1 tablespoon white sugar.
2 tablespoons honey.
1 teaspoon lemon juice.
Ice cubes.

The next thing that you have to do is just to combine all the ingredients into a blender or a smoothie maker then blend until smooth. This smoothie recipe is good for 1 serving.

With their delectable tastes and health benefits, you will surely enjoy these three recipes for fruit smoothies. Always remember to watch what you are eating and drinking and live a flavorful life.