The summer is fast approaching, and we all need even more variety in smoothies to cool us down and rehydrate our bodies. If you’re getting bored of making and consuming the same old smoothie every day, here are a few more to mix it up a bit:
- Banana ginger smoothie
Not only is it tasty, this banana and ginger-based smoothie also helps with digestion, nausea, and acid reflux. It also helps your muscles recover faster after a workout, due to the potassium found in bananas.
- 1 sliced banana
- ½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 6 ounces (3/4 cup) of vanilla yogurt
Add everything into a blender and blend until a smooth mixture forms. The ingredients listed are enough for two servings.
One serving of the banana ginger smoothie contains 157 calories, 5 grams of protein, 34 grams of carbs, 1.5 grams of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, 57 milligrams of sodium, and 1 gram of fat.
- Green tea blueberry banana smoothie
If you’re on a lookout for a smoothie that provides maximum health benefits, look no further. Brimming with antioxidants, this smoothie is more than enough to keep you healthy, and to kill off any harmful free radicals in your body.
- 1 bag of green tea
- 1 ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- ½ banana
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- ¾ cup of light vanilla soy milk
- 3 tablespoons of water
Microwave the water until it’s hot, add the bag of tea to it, and brew for three minutes. Remove the tea bag afterwards and stir the honey into the tea. In a blender, combine the blueberries, banana, and milk, than add the tea. Add the liquids and blend until a smooth mixture is formed. The ingredients listed are enough for one serving.
One serving of the green tea blueberry banana smoothie contains 269 calories, 3.5 grams of protein, 63 grams of carbs, 8 grams of fiber, 38.5 grams of sugar, 52 milligrams of sodium, and 2.5 grams of fat.
- Mango madness
Another healthy smoothie, mango madness is going to go nuts on any bacteria or virus hiding in your body.
- 1 large mango (ripe, peeled and chopped)
- 1 banana (sliced)
- 1 can of pineapple chunks, together with the juice
- 1 cup of fat free vanilla yogurt (frozen)
- Crushed ice
Blend the pineapple, including the juice, yogurt, mango, and banana, first. Once a smooth consistency is reached, gradually add ice until you reach your preferred consistency. The ingredients listed are enough or two servings.
One serving of the mango madness smoothie contains 251 calories, 6.5 grams of protein, 60 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, 50 grams of sugar, 68 milligrams of sodium, and 0.5 grams of fat.
- Breakfast smoothie
If you’re one of those people who like to take their breakfast on the go, instead of sitting down and enjoying it slowly, this smoothie is a great way to enable your habit.
- ½ cup of frozen blueberries
- ½ cup of cereal of your choice
- 1 sliced banana (frozen is fine)
- 1 cup of vanilla soy milk (calcium-fortified)
Add all of the ingredients to a blender, blend for 20 minutes, then stop to scrape the sides for any residue. Blend for another 15 seconds. The ingredients listed are enough for one serving.
One serving of the breakfast smoothie contains 350 calories, 8 grams of protein, 74 grams of carbs, 7 grams of fiber, 44 grams of sugar, 192 milligrams of sodium, and 3.5 grams of fat.