A Trio of Healthy Smoothie Recipes

One of the positive outcomes of the last few years with all these speedy enhancements and overwhelming changes is that people have started to take their health more seriously. However, 90% of the content out there involves ridiculously expensive diets or even more pricey procedures. Now before you go smearing some funky anti-wrinkle creams on yourself or hunting down the fountain of youth, why not try these simple, affordable smoothies for a healthy snack. One thing the wealthy health gurus did get right is the importance of diet for a healthy, long life. By eating certain types of food you will boost your immune system and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, all the ingredients in these 3 healthy smoothies can all be bought from your nearest OK.

The method for making most smoothies are all the same so your biggest effort is choosing from our rainbow of options.

Serves 1

5 min


THE GREEN MACHINE

This green smoothie is a brilliant booster for your immune system as spinach not only contains a ton of vitamins, but it’s also high in fibre, iron and folic acid. Pineapple is also jam-packed with vitamins and antioxidants and will help with digestion.

Pro-tip: To remove the brown dots that remain after you’ve cut off the skin of your pineapple, slice them in a spiral. You’ll see they all form a pattern so simply cut small, V-shaped trenches along the spiral pattern.


Ingredients

1 Cup

2 Cups

½ Cups

1 ½ Cups

Diced Pineapple

Baby Spinach

Grapes

Orange Juice

A handful of Ice

Pro tip: to check if your pineapple is ripe, gently pull on one the crown leaves. If it comes out easily, the pineapple is ripe and ready.




RAY OF SUNSHINE

This creamy smoothie is the perfect quick breakfast fix that’ll have you feeling energized all day. Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory and is known to increase moods and better the quality of sleep. The cinnamon and ginger only add to the vitamin value of this delicious snack.


Ingredients

1

250ml

½ tsp.

½ tsp.

½ tsp.

½ tsp.

2 tsp.

½

Frozen Banana

Milk

Ground Turmeric

Ground Ginger

Cinnamon

Vanilla Extract

Honey

Orange

Pulp of 1 granadilla

Pro-tip: For an extra tropical zing, substitute your frozen banana for a ¾ cup of frozen mango chunks.

RAY OF SUNSHINE

This creamy smoothie is the perfect quick breakfast fix that’ll have you feeling energized all day. Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory and is known to increase moods and better the quality of sleep. The cinnamon and ginger only add to the vitamin value of this delicious snack.


Ingredients

1

250ml

½ tsp.

½ tsp.

½ tsp.

½ tsp.

2 tsp.

½

Frozen Banana

Milk

Ground Turmeric

Ground Ginger

Cinnamon

Vanilla Extract

Honey

Orange

Pulp of 1 granadilla

Pro-tip: For an extra tropical zing, substitute your frozen banana for a ¾ cup of frozen mango chunks.




BERRY BLAST

This berry smoothie is a super sweet kickstart to your day as the berries are all full of vitamins and antioxidants. The yoghurt is also a fabulous probiotic, and the berries are all high in vitamins. You’ll have a lovely healthy glow after drinking this creamy smoothie.

Pro-tip: use frozen berries for your smoothie for a thick, milkshake-like consistency.


Ingredients

1

200g

200g

200g

250ml

100g

50mg

Banana

Strawberries

Blueberries

Raspberries

Milk

Plain Yoghurt

Pomegranate Kernels


Method

Now that you’ve selected your smoothie all you have to do is add all the ingredients to a blender and pour it into a large glass to enjoy! (of course, remember to cut up the pineapple, and peel the orange and banana first)