Smoothies are a trend that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Whether you are looking for ways to get high nutritional value in as little time as possible or whether you are looking for creative ways to enjoy a post workout protein shake or meal replacement smoothies are definitely going to be on your radar. The best smoothies are those that take little time to prepare, taste great, and include nutritious ingredients that provide the body with necessary vitamins and minerals. With a high-quality blender the world of nutrition is at your fingertips here are some delicious and nutritious ideas to get you started.
A strawberry and banana yogurt smoothie made with coconut water ice cubes is likely to become one of your favorites. Freezing coconut water in ice cubes trays ahead of time can keep your smoothie thick and cold. Some people even like to freeze the fruit. You only want half of your liquid frozen otherwise your blender is likely to stick. This recipe could not be easier. Place one banana a handful of strawberries, half a cup of yogurt and one cup of coconut water into the blender and mix until smooth. For thinner smoothie add more coconut water.
For another family favorite try a chocolate berry smoothie that is full of antioxidants and electrolytes as well as many vitamins and minerals that will boost your energy and mood. For this smoothie you will need one half banana, one cup of mixed berries, two small squares of dark chocolate, and at least one cup of coconut water. As above all you have to do is blend your ingredients until smooth. You can easily add more or less of anything to achieve the perfect taste creation. Even though this is healthy you will find everyone enjoys this beverage.
The peanut butter banana or chunky monkey smoothie is full of protein as well as the vitamins and minerals your body needs to maintain superior health. This recipe includes a full banana, a huge spoon full of peanut butter, and at least one cup of coconut water. You can easily add A little dark chocolate, raw coconut, or any other flavor you think would be cohesive. When it comes to smoothies there really are no rules. All your favorite flavors can share a cup and the more variety of fruits and vegetables you include the higher the nutritional value.
Smoothies are incredibly easy to make and provide the nutritional value of an entire meal. They are excellent for people who need to grab and go and don’t have time to prepare a meal that has to be cooked. Preparing ahead of time, and keeping your fruits and coconut water cut up and frozen can ensure extremely quick preparation that can’t be beat. Be sure to have lots of fresh fruits and vegetables on hand as well as additional coconut water and milk and your pantry.