Smoothies are a really great way to obtain all of the healthy nutrients our bodies need quickly and conveniently. We have compiled five of our favourite healthy smoothie recipes that provide everything we need throughout the day - fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and essential minerals. All of these smoothie recipes contain raw fruit and vegetables, and whether you consume in the morning or afternoon they act as a fantastic pick-me-up!
The mixed berries in this recipe are a great source of fibre, a nutrient that is essential for healthy digestive functions. Studies have also found that blueberries and strawberries in particular are packed with powerful antioxidants that help fight disease, while raspberries contain a compound called ellagic acid with anti-cancer properties. Whether they are fresh, frozen or dried, mixed berries are super convenient as they are available and readily accessible almost all year round!
We make this delicious smoothie recipe in the video above with our very own BioChef Atlas Power Blender!
This signature green smoothie has all the right ingredients to give you the energy boost you need and keep you feeling fuller for longer. Bananas are a healthy carbohydrate which are low in calories and fibre, this means their natural sugars can be digested by the body easily to provide rapid bursts of energy. By combining bananas with a healthy fat like avocado, the energy-boosting properties are extended even further. Spinach is a rich source of iron which prevents fatigue, this is especially beneficial for pregnant women, those with anemia or people who don't eat much red meat.
This delicious smoothie is bursting with the fibre, potassium and antioxidants needed to kick start the day. Healthy sources of potassium and powerful antioxidants are especially beneficial for those who are active or looking for a pre-workout energy boost. With plenty of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the bananas and an added source of protein from the peanut butter and chia seeds, this smoothie will be sure to keep you going until lunchtime. The Chia seeds are packed with healthy omega-3 fats and the Maca powder has been proven to enhance energy, endurance and stimulate the function of our brain.
The combination of pineapple, mango and ginger in this smoothie gives it a tropical twist. The pineapple sweetens the taste of this smoothie, while acting as an excellent source of manganese, an essential mineral in energy production. Ginger contains powerful medicinal and detoxification properties that help fight symptoms related to the cold or flu. Ginger is also very soothing on our internal systems such as the intestinal tract, and acts as an anti-inflammatory by reducing muscle pain and soreness.
This clean and fresh simple smoothie is super easy to make and will sure to be a favourite as we transition into warmer weather. The creamy avocado makes a surprise appearance in this otherwise sweet, tropical drink. A touch of lemon adds a subtle tang, balancing the flavour nicely.
To find out more information about increasing the amount of raw foods in your healthy lifestyle, read our article Health Benefits of a Raw Food Diet.
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