When you just want to relax in your house on a hot Saturday afternoon, a smoothie can be a good way to cool off. However, not when you have to go out to the restaurant to get one. Fortunately, you can make yourself some super food smothies from the comfrot of your kitchen in just a few minutes.

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be beneficial for your health and well-being such as kale, spinach, turmeric, garlic, lemons etc that are known for properties such as:

  • anti-cancerous
  • vitamins
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidants
  • potassium
  • fibre
  • natural energy

When craving something cold, delicious and healthy, why not try these nutrition-packed superfood smoothies that leave you energized and refreshed.

Chocolate powerhouse smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy then add ice according to your preference.
  2. It is best to use frozen bananas when making smoothies. You can achieve this by peeling and slicing in half the bananas beforehand then placing them in a large Ziploc bag then leave them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Adding spinach and kale will increase nutritional benefits.

Cherry almond smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cherries frozen
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • Ice
  • Optional: top with unsweetened coconut flakes + almond butter

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy then add ice according to your preference.
  2. It is best to use frozen bananas when making smoothies. You can achieve this by peeling and slicing in half the bananas beforehand then placing them in a large Ziploc bag then leave them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Adding spinach and kale will increase nutritional benefits.
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Glow green smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 2 Handfuls approximately 2 cups kale or power greens mix
  • 2 Handfuls approximately 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups pure apple juice
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Lemon squeezed (for extra benefits, use the juice from an entire lemon)
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice
  • Optional:
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy then add ice according to your preference.
  2. It is best to use frozen bananas when making smoothies. You can achieve this by peeling and slicing in half the bananas beforehand then placing them in a large Ziploc bag then leave them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Adding spinach and kale will increase nutritional benefits.

Babe Ruth strawberry pineapple banana smoothie

floatingkitchen.net

Ingredients

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup spinach optional
  • 1 Tablespoon chia or flax seeds optional
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy then add ice according to your preference.
  2. It is best to use frozen bananas when making smoothies. You can achieve this by peeling and slicing in half the bananas beforehand then placing them in a large Ziploc bag then leave them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Adding spinach and kale will increase nutritional benefits.

Peachy mango smoothie

thebeachhousekitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peaches
  • 1 cup mangoes
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy then add ice according to your preference.
  2. It is best to use frozen bananas when making smoothies. You can achieve this by peeling and slicing in half the bananas beforehand then placing them in a large Ziploc bag then leave them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Adding spinach and kale will increase nutritional benefits.

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Lovely greens smoothie

lollyjane.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup grapes
  • 1 1/2 cup orange Juice
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy then add ice according to your preference.
  2. It is best to use frozen bananas when making smoothies. You can achieve this by peeling and slicing in half the bananas beforehand then placing them in a large Ziploc bag then leave them in the freezer overnight.
  3. Adding spinach and kale will increase the nutritional benefit
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