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4 Super-Healthy Smoothie Recipes

One smoothie does not fit all flavour preferences. These smoothie recipes are meals designed by dietitians, loaded with fibre and protein to keep you full – ideally replacing a skipped or fast-food mealBlend it in the morning and keep it cold for lunch during days you cant be torn away from your desk. Or make one in the evening and keep in the fridge for an easy breakfast.

 

Kefir Blueberry Citrus Smoothie

Serves: 1

  • 1 cup plain kefir (2% M.F.)
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1 small navel orange, peeled and cut into chunks (or ½ cup mango, frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)

 

Recipe highlights:

Kefir is like a drinkable yogurt but with even higher amounts of probiotic bacteria that support healthy immune system and digestion,

Chia seeds provide both healthy anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats and soluble fibre both of which support a healthy cardiovascular and digestive system. Chia seeds and ground flax can be used interchangeably as they both provide a robust source of omega-3 fats.

 

Nutrition facts: 487 calories, 17g fat, 20g protein, 70g total carbohydrates, 20g fibre, 41g sugar

*Nutrition facts excludes honey

 

 

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Raspberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serves: 1

  • 1 cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1/4 avocado
  • 1.5 cup unsweetened soy milk or cows milk
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter (ie: Adams creamy)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • ice cubes

Recipe highlights:

Soy milk + peanut butter fill this smoothie with protein. If you prefer almond milk, beware itnot a decent source of protein so either use 4 Tbsp peanut butter or add a scoop protein powder.

Peanut butter is great – as long as its not filled with sugar and cheap oils, look for just peanuts in the ingredients list.

Nutrition facts: 507 calories, 34g fat, 22g protein, 36g total carbohydrates, 20g fibre, 8g sugar

 

 

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Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Serves: 1

  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • ½ avocado, frozen
  • 1 cup sweet ripe melon (or mango, frozen)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Tbsps raw unsweetened cacao (depending on your chocolate darkness preference)
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (Vega, Kaizen Vegan or Manitoba Harvest)
  • Few drops Natural vanilla and almond extracts (optional)

 

Recipe highlights:

Avocado makes this smoothie creamy, plus boosts fibre and sneaks some heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats into this delectable chocolate smoothie.

Dark Chocolate – like raw cacao – is loaded with flavanol antioxidants, which support healthy arteries and may support graceful aging.

Nutrition facts: 450 calories, 20g fat, 16g protein, 56g total carbohydrates, 24g fibre, 27g sugar

 

Mango Ginger Matcha Smoothie

Serves: 1

  • 1.5 cup GTs Ginger Kombucha* (OR water)
  • 2 cups kale (or spinach)
  • 1 cup mango, frozen
  • 1” ginger
  • 1 tsp. matcha powder (includes caffeine)
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 scoop unflavoured protein powder (ie: Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Powder)

 

Recipe highlights:

Matcha is a green tea powder made with the entire tea leaf, making it a more concentrated source of the beneficial compounds found in green tea including antioxidants which could be why green tea drinkers have been shown to have 31% lower risk of cardiovascular disease. The amino-acid L-theanine has been linked to brain activity that supports both concentration and reduced stress could be why many green tea drinkers feel gentler stimulation and less caffeine crash compared to coffee.

Ginger provides flavour without loads of added sugar – keep fresh ginger root frozen in 1” pieces for smoothies

Kombucha is a fermented tea drink, providing ginger flavour as well as probiotic bacteri a that support a healthy digestive and immune system

Nutrition facts: 450 calories, 13g fat, 29g protein, 59g total carbohydrates, 17g fibre, 27g sugar, 70mg caffeine *nutrition facts includes kombucha