Smoothies are healthy beverages enjoyed by all sorts of people. You can make your smoothie any way you want. They can be healthy, sweet, or tart. This article lists the most common ingredients used in smoothies and some great recipes for you to try.

Smoothies originated in Brazil, and became a popular American pureed fruit drink in the 1930s. Since this drink was prepared in a blender and chilled, it was referred to as a ‘smoothie’, by all books, magazines, and newspapers. Smoothies are prepared by blending fruit, yogurt and some other flavorings together. They are touted for their health benefits. Today, smoothies are marketed as a health drink for health conscious people.

Smoothies are not only simple to prepare, but are also tasty and filling treats. They make great breakfast options, when time on hand is less, and are also a good means to furnish the bodies of fussy children with the required nutrients. The best thing about smoothies is that it’s not as complex as baking, and does not involve precise measurements. Experiment with different fruits and flavors, and whip up your very own delicious smoothieHere are some easy and healthy yummy smoothie recipes, that you can try out at home.

Healthy Easy Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Easy Smoothie Recipes

Strawberry Swing

Ingredient

  • 8 frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt
  • ½ cup shredded
  • unsweetened coconut into a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Serves 1

Extras: Spark it up with 2 tablespoons rolled oats, pinch ground cinnamon, 2 tablespoons flax meal, or protein powder.

Green Day

Ingredient

  • ½ cup frozen kale
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup water into a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • Serves 1

Extras: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to freak this one out.

Tofu Tropical Smoothie

Ingredient

  • 2 cups diced frozen mango
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lime zes

Extras: Combine mango, pineapple juice, tofu, lime juice and lime zest in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Caribbean Queen

Tofu Tropical Smoothie

Tofu Tropical Smoothie

Ingredient

  • 8 pieces frozen mango (about ¾ cup)
  • ½ cup So Delicious coconut milk into a blender
  • Blend until smooth
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • Serves 1

Extras: You can add ground nutmeg, protein powder, or 2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened coconut.

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Ingredient

  • 2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1/2 cup nonfat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup water

Extras: Combine mixed berries, pomegranate juice, banana, cottage cheese and water in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately.