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How to Build a Healthy Smoothie + Three Healthy Smoothie Recipes


Smoothies are the simplest way to pack lots of fruits and veggies into a single meal or snack. But building a delicious smoothie can quickly turn from a healthy treat to a high-calorie drink. Watch this video for simple tips to keep your smoothie healthy and nutritious.

Ready to pack more nutrients into your day? Try out any one of these three smoothie recipes:


yellowcloseupTropical Smoothie

  • 1 cup raw spinach leaves
  • 1 cup peeled and sliced cucumbers
  • ½ cup peeled oranges
  • ½ cup mango chunks
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • handful of ice

Add contents into your blender beginning with the liquid and finishing with the ice. Blend until smooth. Recipe makes two servings.


greencloseupGreen Smoothie

  • ½ cup raw spinach leaves
  • ½ cup chopped raw kale (ribs removed)
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1½ cups hazelnut milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • handful of ice

Add contents into your blender beginning with the liquid and finishing with the ice. Blend until smooth. Recipe makes two servings.


purplecloseupBerry Blast

  • ½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 whole banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 1 cup chopped kale (ribs removed)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • handful of ice

Add contents into your blender beginning with the liquid and finishing with the ice. Blend until smooth. Recipe makes two servings.


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