Nutritious Smoothies with Hidden Nutrients

Smoothies can be a very nutritious food depending on the ingredients used in recipes. Smoothies made with whole fruits and vegetables are the most nutritious due to the fact that they include several macro and micronutrients as well as a large amount of fiber to distribute the amount of sugar fruits and vegetables naturally contain.  Smoothies are also a method of food preparation that helps veggie haters meat their daily recommended intake (DRI) of vegetables. The taste of vegetable is hidden by the tastes of delicious fruits in these smoothies!  Below are a few of my favorite smoothie ingredients that I have created in the kitchen!

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Green Coconut Smoothie- A cup of Comfort

This smoothie delivers a dose of healthy fats, and micronutrients that help you stay lean and energized!

Ingredients:

1.5 Cups Unsweetened Coconut Milk

1 Large Avocado

1 banana

1 cup vanilla yogurt, plain or Greek

1 cup baby spinach

1/2 cup of ice

After blending all of these ingredients together, add coconut flakes and mix them in with the interval button on the blender!

 

Strawberry Beet Smoothie- A cup of wellness

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup strawberries

1/2 cup steamed beets, peeled

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup blueberries

Half of a banana

1 cup Coconut Milk

1/2 teaspoon of honey

1 tablespoon Chia Seeds

1/2 cup ice

If you want this smoothie to be creamier, you can add in your desired amount of yogurt! Don’t be afraid to play around with ingredients, everyone has their own favorite flavors.

Tropical Spinach Smoothie- Vacation in a cup

This smoothie has a large dose of vitamin C! It is good pick me up for when your feeling run-down.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple

1/2 cup of fresh or frozen mango

1 peeled orange- seeds removed

1/4 cup of strawberries

1 avocado

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup or spinach

1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

1 Banana

1/2 cup of ice

These are a few of my favorite smoothies! If you try them leave a comment of how you like them! I would love to hear your feedback.

– Sophia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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