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I don’t know about you, but I really dig smoothies. Not only are they absolutely delicious they’re very beneficial for our bodies as well.
But, how beneficial?
For starters, smoothies can be a great source of Fiber. A person suffering from indigestion will tell you how much they can help in balancing out your digestive system.
Smoothies are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, are low in calories, make you feel fuller for a longer time and as opposed to a meal, are easier for your body to absorb. Naturally, the health conscious dieters love it, and so should you.
Berry smoothies, are rich in antioxidants, but they also help improve over all health by improving your immunity. And a very known and common benefit of having smoothies — they boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.
So here’s my list of 5 Berry Smoothies that taste amazing and are fairly easy to make as well, because I know that coming back from work, or school you really feel like you can’t move anymore, so I’ve only added the ones that are easy to make and don’t take more than 15 minutes in your busy schedules, let’s get right into it!
Mixed Berries And Apple Smoothie
- 1 cup mixed berries (frozen)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/2 banana
- 1/4 cup silken tofu
Peel and cut the banana into slices. Put all ingredients in an electronic blending jar. Blend till all ingredients are smoothly mixed. Adjust the speed from low to high to make the smoothie creamy.
Pour into a mason jar, or whatever you like because your smoothie is ready!
Estimated time 5-8 minutes.
Mixed Berries with Orange Smoothie
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 cup blueberries (frozen)
- 1 cup raspberries (frozen)
- 1 cup strawberries (frozen)
- 2 tsp honey
- Some crushed ice (optional)
Combine orange juice, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blue berries in a blending jar. Blend at high speed. Add honey and some crushed ice and blend again for 30 seconds.
And your smoothie is ready!
Estimated time: 5 minutes
Pomegranate and Blueberry Smoothie
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice (chilled)
- 2 cups blueberries (frozen)
- 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt
- Sugar – according to taste
Add pomegranate juice along with blueberries in a blending jar and blend well till its smooth. Add low-fat vanilla yoghurt and blend from low speed to high till the texture become frothy, now add sugar according to taste and blend again.
Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Preparation time: 6-8 minutes
Cranberry Protein Filled Smoothie
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 1/4 cup cranberry juice (without sugar)
- 2 scoops of protein powder (vanilla flavor)
Add cranberry juice and protein powder in a blender and blend well till smoothly mixed. Now add ice cubes and blend again thoroughly.
And you’re done!
Estimated time: 10 minutes
A Tofu Twist To The Strawberry Smoothie
- 10 ounce strawberries (unsweetened)
- 12 ounce silken tofu
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup soy milk
- 1 banana (ripe)
- Sugar – as per taste
Peel and cut banana into pieces, add all ingredients into the blender except honey. Blend well. Now add honey and Blend till a smooth and creamy texture is formed. Add sugar to taste and blend again.
And your breakfast is ready!
Estimated time 10-15 minutes.
- 365 Days of Smoothie Recipes by Emma Katie
- Smoothies For Weight loss by Jackson Nash
- Smoothies: Enjoy The Best Delicious Smoothies For Better Health And Fitness by Alexandra
- And experiments done in the kitchen by myself (Jane)
Meet my Guest Blogger Jane!