A healthy diet is made up of many ingredients. You’ll want to whisk together a generous helping of regular exercise with eating well before folding in – gently, of course – a happy and balanced mindset. It is true that as summer dawns upon us, we wane away from the curled-up comfort eater we’ve unashamedly become over winter – our attitudes turn instead to a healthier mindset with every layer shed.
As mentioned, eating healthy is a core ingredient, however, it can also be a difficult one to handle. After all, we don’t want to eat anything bad for us yet the healthier food doesn’t appear to be the tastiest. Tricky. The solution? A smoothie, of course. Smoothies are delightfully nutritious, packed-full of all the good stuff, not to mention they’re mouth-wateringly tasty too. So, whether you a morning smoothie addict or a work-smoothie-aholic, one thing is certain, you’re constantly looking for new recipes to shake things up. Well, worry not, as we’ve put together this list of four amazing healthy smoothie recipes that will add vibrancy to your life. Oh, and they taste great too.
Without further ado, our 4 amazingly healthy smoothie recipes:
1. Kiwi, Ginger and Banana
We know, we know, it sounds delicious. It also happens to be a recipe thrown together by the one and only Jamie Oliver. So, you know it’s going to be good. Why not introduce this healthy smoothie to your morning routine? With 4 tablespoons of porridge oats within this delightful concoction you’ll be chugging along until lunchtime, savouring the taste all the while. Oh, and you can even finish it off with some honey, while optional, life should always be sweet. Check out the full recipe here.
2. Orange Creamsicle
This citrus-infused delight will brighten your mood before you’ve even taken a sip – it’s a brightly-coloured smoothie that will have you daydreaming of summer. A perfect choice for anytime in the day; whether during breakfast or post gym workout, you can sit back and simply enjoy the taste of sunshine. Check out the full recipe here.
3. Perfect Peach
Peaches are another classic joy of summer. A succulent, juicy fruit that is lip-smacking-tastic. And a perfect peach smoothie you say? Why, summer just got even more summery. This recipe by Deliciously Ella even includes strawberries. So, now all we need is a warm, sunny day, with a summer breeze and sandals and we’re in summer-bliss. If you want the full recipe of this sweet and creamy smoothie, click here.
4. Lime and Coconut
We’ve taken a sharp turn away from pale and pastel coloured smoothies with our next recipe. Which is green. We’re talking very green. It’s also extremely good for you, even including the rather controversial ingredient spinach, which gives it its green hue. But don’t worry, you can’t taste the spinach. What you can taste though, is the coconut milk which, in our opinion makes it (very loosely) a healthier version of a Pina Colada. For the full recipe, chick here.
Smoothies are a quick, easy and natural way to get healthy. And with summer dawning on us very quickly, why not try these healthy smoothie recipes? There isn’t a yummier way to a healthier lifestyle. Bottoms up.