We all know we should eat plenty of fruits and veggies, but sometimes it’s easier said than done (especially with picky palates). Why not drink your produce? Smoothies are a tasty way to incorporate a wide range of vegetables and fruit—and other healthy ingredients like yogurt, nuts and seeds—into your daily diet. With just a freezer and a blender, you can whip up a nutritious, well-balanced meal replacement or snack in just minutes. Check out these better-for-you beverage recipes, perfect for any time of day.
Found naturally in a wide variety of foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains, antioxidants serve as a type of clean up crew for the body. They neutralize potentially harmful “free radicals,” a waste product produced by cells in our body, which have been linked to signs of aging (like wrinkles) and certain diseases. This delicious drink combines antioxidant powerhouses berries, pomegranate juice, flax and cocoa powder with creamy yogurt for a tangy frozen treat.
Green Smoothie with Pineapple
Can’t get excited about kale? Chock full of vitamins, potassium and even calcium, it’s a green addition worth making to your diet. This yummy smoothie sneaks in all that nutrition with bold, bursting fruit flavors (you’ll never taste the kale!) and the filling protein of almond milk and yogurt.
Whip up a batch of this cool and colorful smoothie the next time you have that “oh no, I hope I’m not getting sick...” feeling. Orange juice and mango pack a powerful Vitamin C punch together with the immunity-boosting benefits of fresh ginger and turmeric. So good, the saying might just change to “an orange smoothie a day keeps the doctor away.”