Summer 2016 Smoothie Recipes for a Healthy Living

Jessica Lewis
July 12, 2016

We want to delight our taste buds with delicious food, but this is not always easy, nor incredibly satisfying, considering that by cooking fruits and vegetables we lose their properties. What we can do, even if we have no experience in the kitchen, it is use blending to prepare the healthiest and most delicious smoothies. They are suitable for any time of day and are a source of energy and health that we can enjoy on a daily basis.

2016 Smoothie Recipes

All you have to do is combine the most inspired ingredients to prepare unique beverages, rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that delight us both by taste and by the nutritional content.

If you keep in mind a few simple steps, it will be impossible to mistake when you prepare a smoothie. Make smoothies with natural and nutrient-dense ingredients that are a source of vitamins necessary for a proper functioning of our body. Use dietary fat in your smoothie that will be converted into energy and will be used to assimilate vitamins.

Add delicious and healthy ingredients every time you prepare a smoothie, to provide your body with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that will offer you energy to last for the entire day.

Smoothies are better than multivitamins because they combine nutritious ingredients that will nourish your body with all the nutrients it needs.

Drinking a smoothie is the perfect way of starting and ending your day. It can replace a meal and is the ideal snack you need for a quick boost of energy during the day. Smoothies are good for those who workout or if you want to lose weight. They are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Banana smoothie for a tasty breakfast

If you are looking for a healthy way to start your day, a smoothie with banana is the perfect choice. All you need is:

  • 2 whole peeled bananas
  • 2 handfuls of raw baby spinach
  • 1/2 to 1 cup of water
  • Ice as necessary

Blend all these ingredients until you obtain a creamy composition. Your smoothie will have a bright green color, but it will have a pleasant taste of banana. If you want to change its flavor, don’t hesitate to add different fruits, such fresh kiwi, and pineapple of frozen blueberries.

This easy to prepare smoothie combines nutrients from banana and spinach, to offer you a boost of energy, perfect for every morning. Banana smoothie is an excellent choice for those who want to lose weight because bananas are poor in calories, but rich in fiber, which will induce fullness. Also, it increases immunity, because it contains potassium and antioxidants that protect your body against free radicals.

If you experience digestive problems, then a banana smoothie will help you, because it can offer you relief in constipation and improves digestive function. Also, it is a rich source of carbohydrates and potassium, and the perfect choice for those who need energy and want to restore the electrolyte balance in their body. Therefore, you can drink this smoothie after an exhausting workout in the gym.

Combining banana with spinach offers you plenty of benefits and is recommended for maintaining cardiovascular health. It keeps a healthy blood pressure and lowers the risk of stroke. All these benefits just by blending two bananas with two cups of raw spinach.

Smoothie with spinach and apple

Do you love the fresh taste of apple and the cucumber? If you do, you can blend them into a tasty and refreshing smoothie that will cool you off in the hot summer days. You need the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of handful baby spinach
  • One medium apple cut into large chunks and without core
  • One piece of cucumber of 3-to-4 inch cut into chunks
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to give taste
  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla nondairy milk or water
  • A few ice cubes

You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons hemp of chia seeds or chia seeds, as well as agave nectar or another type of sweetener, depending on your preferences. Once you prepare all these ingredients, put them in a blender, and mix them until you obtain a nice smoothie. That it tastes not only good but also is extremely healthy and rich in antioxidants. Consuming this smoothie provides your body with potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium.

It is recommended for those who want to maintain a proper functioning of their cardiovascular system, reduce cholesterol, and decrease the risk of diabetes. Since “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, preparing this smoothie as often as possible will keep you in a good shape.

Also, it is delicious, so do not need to make any compromises regarding taste. It will delight the taste, and the richness of nutrients and its therapeutic properties.

Super smoothie with Acai Berry

Acai berry is a superfood that offers multiple health benefits and can be used in different recipes, including smoothies. For preparing a tasty and healthy smoothie, you need the following ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 3/4 cup of pomegranate juice
  • 3/4 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of ice cubes
  • 312 oz of frozen pouch acai purée

You need to blend all these ingredients to prepare a delicious smoothie full of nutrients. Because it contains pomegranate juice, blueberries, and acai berry, it is a rich source of antioxidants, which will offer you protection against the harmful free radicals.

Acai berry is a superfood, with plenty of therapeutic qualities, including the ability to prevent atherosclerosis and reduce cholesterol. A healthy diet should include smoothies with Acai berry because it represents a healthy way to supplement a diet.

Whether you want an energy boost or to enjoy a healthy drink that will help you maintain your silhouette, this smoothie with acai berry is a good choice. Acai berry can be added in different smoothies, depending on your preferences, to enrich them with nutrients and antioxidants. If you want to prevent premature aging and the unpleasant appearance of wrinkles, this smoothie is an excellent choice. It will help you keep your skin young and firm, just like if you were using a high-quality anti-aging product.

Creamy and green smoothie with peaches

Do you love peaches and their freshness? You can never have too many peaches, especially because you can eat them as such or add them to delicious desserts, compotes, and refreshments. For a nutritious and tasty smoothie, filled with minerals and vitamins, you need healthy ingredients, as follows:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 1/4 cups of frozen peach slice

Spinach and banana are the perfect ingredients for a nutritious and healthy smoothie. This smoothie is a rich source of vitamin K, which accelerates the process of wound healing, but also it offers you potassium, which helps you to better control the blood pressure.

If you drink it regularly, it will help you improve the function of your cardiovascular system, because it prevents the oxidation of cholesterol and reduces the risks of heart attack and stroke. Also, it can prevent different heart diseases, including hyperlipidemia, coronary heart disease, and hypertension.

Combining almond milk with banana and spinach it is a good idea for preparing a healthy and tasty snack, rich in nutrients, which can replace any other snack.

Even if we don’t intend to protect our body from various ailments when we prepare a smoothie, this is possible and cannot be neglected. Through a healthy diet, we can protect us from diseases and a smoothie rich in fruits and vegetables is an important part of a healthy diet.

Tropical smoothie with mango

Everything that is tropical and related to the tropical sounds perfect, as it happens with this refreshing and tasty drink. What can be better than combining mango with pineapple and orange juice?


  • 1 1/2 cups ripe mango chunks
  • 3/4 cup of orange juice
  • 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
  • cup of ice cubes

Drinking a mango smoothie is perfect if you want to nourish your body with vitamins A, B6 and C, as well as with folate and fibers, which will increase energy levels and improve digestion. Smoothies with mango are recommended for those who want to lose weight, especially if you combine low-fat ingredients, such as low-fat yogurt with orange juice and pineapple.

Banana is the ideal ingredient for those who want to suppress the appetite because it is rich in fiber and potassium, but it has a low glycemic index and is low in fat and calories.

This tropical smoothie with mango is exactly what you need if you want to improve digestion, boost the metabolism, and lose weight.

Pineapple offers plenty of water that will make you feel full, but also it can boost the metabolism and help you reduce the fat stored in your body. Therefore, this smoothie is perfect for losing weight and prevents gaining unwanted pounds. If you want to be in a good shape, combining pineapple with low-fat yogurt, orange juice and mango and banana will help you.

Blueberry vegan smoothie with oatmeal

When you are a vegan, it may seem difficult sometimes to find the perfect recipes to include in your diet. You need a balanced diet, with all the nutrients essential for a proper functioning of your body. It could help to consume more smoothies because you can easily replace Greek yogurt with almond milk or other vegan ingredients. The important thing is to combine the perfect ingredients, for obtaining the best vegan smoothie.


  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/4 cup of rolled and dry oats
  • Two   tablespoons of raw almonds
  • 1/2 tablespoons of Stevie

This vegan blueberry smoothie with oatmeal can form a healthy breakfast, a tasty snack between meals or a meal rich in nutrients because it provides fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Thus, people can take the nutrients they need by eating this delicious and healthy smoothie, even if they have adopted a vegan diet.

Stevie is a popular sweetener, 100% natural and with multiple health properties. Unsweetened almond milk is free of saturated fat and low in calories, but also it is low in sugar and salt, and it is a source of vitamin E. Nevertheless, it is gluten free. Because it contains fewer calories, it is preferred by people who want to lose weight.

Unlike other smoothies, this one gives you something new – a fiber called beta-glucan, necessary for controlling blood sugar levels and prevent high levels of cholesterol, obesity, and cancer. The rolled and dried oats are responsible for the content of beta-glucan. Thanks to the way all these ingredients are blended, this smoothie recipe is both suitable for vegans and for those who want to lose weight and stay in shape.

Green smoothie with watermelon, rich in iron

It is easy to discover that you have a deficiency of a particular nutrient. If it happens to have an iron deficiency, for example, there is no need to worry, since you can include in your special diet foods that help you solve your problem.

It can help if you regularly consume a delicious smoothie, which will provide you exactly the nutrients you need the most. For iron deficiency, this smoothie recipe is extremely helpful. You need to blend the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 2 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 1 banana
  • One tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses

It is the perfect combination if you need iron, but you hate to eat meat. Low in calories and saturated fat, it combines spinach with kale but has an interesting taste of watermelon, which is refreshing in any moment of the day. Moreover, it is rich in nutrients, tasty and very healthy for all of those who want an energetic way to start the day. With such a smoothie, it will be simple to feel full of energy for the entire day.