5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for the Lazy Eater

5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes For the Lazy Eater
Smoothie by Abi Porter licensed by CC BY 2.0

Smoothies are yummy, hearty, and healthy. They make a great meal replacement if you’re trying to make healthier choices with food, or if you’re in a time crunch and need to eat something fast. While it can be tempting to just buy a quick smoothie on your way to work or class, you could actually be consuming way too many calories and sugar in your (supposedly) healthy drink! The best way to know exactly what you’re drinking ─ and how much you’re getting of all the good stuff ─ is by making it yourself. Here are a couple of my favorite quick and easy smoothie recipes I’ve come up with:

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Banana Berry

1/2 of a banana

1/3 cup of blueberries

1/3 cup of raspberries

1/3 cup of strawberries

2 spoonfuls of yogurt (Greek, plain, vanilla; any kind works!)

1 cup of any kind of milk (I like to use unsweetened almond milk))

Hulk n’ Berries

1/2 of a banana

1/3 cup of spinach

1/3 cup of strawberries

1/3 cup of pineapple

2 spoonfuls of yogurt

1 cup of milk

For an extra healthy boost, feel free to add 1/3 cup of kale to this smoothie too!

Orange You Glad You Made It

1/2 of a banana

1 orange

1/3 cup of pineapple

1/3 cup of a chopped carrot

1 spoonful of yogurt

1/2 cup of orange juice

Cocoa Kong

1 banana

1 1/2 tbs of peanut butter

1/3 cup of cocoa powder

2 spoonfuls of yogurt

1/2 tbs honey

1/2 cup of milk

Fantasy Island

1/2 of a banana

1/3 cup of mangoes

1/3 cup of pineapple

1/3 cup of strawberries

2 spoonfuls of yogurt

1/3 cup of milk

*Quick Tip #1- I like to use frozen fruits for my smoothies because it keeps my drink nice and cold, and I don’t have to worry about my fruit spoiling. If you don’t have frozen fruit on hand, throw in a couple of ice cubes instead!

*Quick Tip #2- These smoothie blends can be placed in a Ziploc bag, and stored in the freezer. If you’re in a hurry, you could just pull out your smoothie blend, add your liquid, and blend!

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