Everyone needs that go-to recipe list of easy healthy smoothies! When you’re in a hurry in the morning you don’t need the stress of trying to think up a complicated, highly involved smoothie! That’s why I’ve listed 5 easy healthy smoothie recipes below, for you to print out and stick to the fridge for easy reference.
Alternatives for easy healthy smoothies
You don’t have to blend up a whole lot of ingredients yourself. There are great Australian businesses thinking up natural, healthy ways to make smoothies even easier. Take for example 180 Nutrition.
They have a range of both whey and vegan protein powders which are all natural. Their Organic Hemp Plus protein powder is the best vegan protein powder I’ve tried. No chalk; hallelujah! You simply add these to your choice of milk or water, shake, and drink.
Smoothie Bombs are a great solution too. With names like ‘the Lover’ and ‘the Healer’, how could you go past these little health bombs! One smoothie bomb tube (abour $12.95) makes 5 smoothies, and contains ingredients such as goji berries, cranberries, LSA, and psyllium husk. You add 1 smoothie bomb, 1 piece of fruit and 1 cup of milk to your blender – blend & drink. P.s. Smoothie Bombs has kindly given me a special 10% discount & free shipping coupon code to pass on to you! Check out my coupons page for details.
Not into hacks and prefer ‘real’ ingredients?
Here’s 5 awesome easy healthy smoothies.
Easy Banana Smoothie by Inspired Taste
This is a great basic smoothie recipe, with video, and with some good suggestions on how to customise it to make it your own.
- 1 banana
- 1/2 orange
- 1/3 cup greek yoghurt
- 1/4 cup water or milk
Blend it up & drink!
2. My easy Raspberry Coconut Smoothie
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1/2 cup greek yoghurt
- 1 banana frozen
- 1/3 cup raspberries frozen or fresh
- 1/2 tblsp honey optional
3. Easy Summer Smoothie by Toni on Allrecipes.com
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 4 ice cubes
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
You can easily substitute the berries for the mixed frozen berries you can buy at Woolies or Coles, or any fresh fruit from your market.
4. Easy Green Day Smoothie from Buzzfeed
- ½ cup frozen kale
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup plain kefir or pourable plain yogurt
- ¼ cup water into a blender
Extras: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper to freak this one out.
5. Easy Pineapple Smoothie by Like Mother Like Daughter
- Pineapple Juice
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup mango
- vanilla yogurt
- 1 cup spinach
Dream up your own easy healthy smoothie
It’s easy to think up your own recipe for a healthy smoothie. Smoothies will work with whatever you have left in the fridge. Use milk, water, coconut water or juice as a base, approximately 1/2 – 1 cup depending on the amount of ingredients. Add your fruit or veggies; a banana, a handful of spinach and pineapple; an apple, some cinnamon and an orange; kale, berries and some lemon juice…. Be creative, it’s hard to go wrong!
Finish with some yoghurt, 1/3 to 1/2 cup for creaminess, and add some sweetener if you like. Have you looked at Naturally Sweet? This Aussie business has a great range of natural, healthy sweeteners, perfect for smoothies.
Add all to the blender – I like to start with the liquids and then add the solids. That way the blender seems to ‘suck’ the ingredients down better resulting in a smoother blend. Pour over some ice cubs if you like it cold and yum! Your easy healthy smoothie is ready.
Let me know your favourites in the comments below 🙂