7 Smoothies To Try for a Week

The weather is getting warmer and we can finally start getting rid of the layers of clothing we had become accustomed to wearing during the cold winter months.  I know you want to keep that body looking right don’t you?  Here are 7 delicious, nutritious smoothies that I highly recommend you try.  They taste great, are guilt-free, and will keep you cool during those hot summer days that are just around the corner.  Here goes!

Turn any cup of fruits and veggies into a delicious, nutritious smoothie

Turn any cup of fruits and veggies into a delicious, nutritious smoothie

Mixed Berry and Banana Smoothie

Take a handful of mixed berries and combine with a 1/2 banana (whole if small), some sweetened vanilla almond milk, a little ice, and a tablespoon of flax seed.

Apple Delight Smoothie

Now here’s something a little different!  Remove the skin from an apple and slice up.  Then combine the sliced apple with some sweetened vanilla almond milk, about a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, a tablespoon or two of low-fat vanilla yogurt, a tablespoon of flax seed, and a little ice.

Veggie Delight Smoothie

Want to incorporate some veggies?  Take a handful of fresh, chopped kale or spinach and combine with 1/2 sliced carrot, handful of mixed berries, 1/2 skinned, sliced apple, a tablespoon of flax seed, and water.

Chocolate Delight Smoothie

Gotta chocolate craving you need to take care of without all the guilt (bad fats and calories)?  Well this smoothie is for you!  Combine a handful of chopped kale with a few strawberries (2-3), unsweetened cocoa powder, chocolate almond milk (vanilla works, too, but for a truly chocolate smoothie I try to use chocolate almond milk), and a little ice.  For an added bonus, you can top with a little lite whipped topping and sprinkle with dark chocolate shavings.  Yummy!

Watermelon Smoothie

Watermelon is a fave fruit for most to enjoy during the warmer months of the year and this smoothie recipe I got from Healthful Pursuit incorporates it quite well.  Take two cups of cubed watermelon and combine with 5 frozen strawberries and 1/2 cup coconut water.  I like to also add a little flax seed before blending for an added nutritious bonus.

Detox Smoothie

Here’s one I love from my book of Nutribullet drink recipes.  This one is their Toxin Cleansing Blast.  Combine 1-2 handfuls of rinsed spinach, one cored pear, one banana, one cored apple, one cup of pineapple, and some water.  I like to also add a little ice if I want it to be more like a frozen drink.

Almond Joy Banana Smoothie

Here’s another one of my creations while fooling around with ingredients for a Nutribullet smoothie (love my Nutribullet!).  Take a handful of banana chunks and combine with sliced or chopped almonds (I actually like to use my Nutribullet to turn my almonds into a powder first), vanilla almond milk, and a couple of tablespoons of low-fat or greek vanilla yogurt.  For an added bonus, I like to top it off with a little lite whipped topping.

There you go!  7 delicious, nutritious, guilt-free smoothies you can try for the week.  Here are a few notes:

  • For an added nutritious bonus, I highly recommend always adding a little flax or other healthy seed
  • You can easily freeze your fruits such as berries and bananas and this will also take away the need to add ice when using these fruits in your smoothies
  • These smoothies can easily be turned into popsicles for the kids (or adults!) to enjoy while allowing them to get a good intake of fruits and vegetables

Enjoy!

About Keke

I'm a wife, mother, IT career woman, MBA, fun, loving person who enjoys wearing multiple hats and living life to the fullest. I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO and have been working in the field of technology for over a decade, which I enjoy very much. Additionally, I'm passionate about fitness and eating well so I'm always researching related topics and enjoy sharing this information with others. My blog merges the things I'm passionate about by turning these topics into what I hope you find are interesting blog posts. So glad you stopped by and hope to see you back here soon!

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