5 (Actually) Healthy Smoothie Recipes

 

Smoothies without all the bad stuff!

For those of you who have been following along for a while, you know I am a huge smoothie enthusiast! They are such a great option when you’re on the go and in a hurry, and they are SO much better than fast food. But, while smoothies are usually pretty healthy, I’ve found a lot of times there are tons of calories hidden inside. When you add, like, 3 bananas it kind of defeats the purpose. If I am gonna eat that, I’d rather just eat a piece of cake! I can’t be the only one?! I rounded up my five favorite healthy smoothie recipes to help you stay satisfied this summer!

 P.S. You smoothie needs one of these!

 

Strawberry Watermelon Hydrating Smoothie - It's healthy, I promise! | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com 

Strawberry Watermelon Hydrating Smoothie – 145 Calories

This recipe is one I have been loving lately! It is super refreshing and perfect for hot summer afternoons!

  • 1 cup watermelon
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 serving vanilla plant-based protein powder (I used Vega Performance Protein: 65 calories, 13 grams protein)
  • 1/2 cup pure, unsweetened coconut water
  • 4 ice cubes

Recipe via Popsugar

 

Berry and Beet Green Smoothie | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Berry and Beet Green Smoothie – 84 Calories

This is such a good recipe! I love the beets in there for some added healthiness, becuase let’s face it, sometimes they’re just better hidden.

  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 2 cups stemmed coarsely chopped beet greens (from 1 bunch)
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed berries
  • 1 medium raw red beet, peeled and cut into wedges (about 7 oz.)
  • 1 medium frozen banana, broken into large pieces

Recipe via Cooking Light

 

One of blogger Ashley Brooke's favorite healthy green smoothie recipes! | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Kale Mango Pineapple Smoothie – 250 Calories

This smoothie sounds SO good. Anything with mango and pineapple makes me feel like I am instantly transported to a tropical island, and some days you just really need that!

  • 60 grams of kale
  • 40 grams of mango chunks, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 40 grams of pineapple chunks, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • half a banana, for smoothness
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (I also like flax seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon oats
  • 1.5 cups water, or until the smoothie reaches your desired consistency

Recipe via Savory Tooth

 What could be bad about a healthy Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie? | www.ashleybrookedesigns.com

 

Peanut Butter Berry Smoothie- 237 Calories

I love a good peanut butter smoothie, especially for breakfast! They always make me feel like my day is off to a great start!

  • 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 medium ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup crushed ice

Recipe via Cooking Light

 

Sweet Spinach Smoothies are another green smoothie favorite! | www.ashleybrookdesigns.com

 

Sweet Spinach Smoothie- 296 Calories

This one is a little bit different from what I would normally make, but it sounds so delicious! I definitely am going to be trying this one soon!

  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped 15 green or red grapes
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Recipe via Popsugar

What are your favorite smoothie recipes?!

Top image photographed by: Danielle Nichol Photography 

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3 Comments

  1. June 23, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Just in time for the hot weather! Thanks for sharing.

    • Ashley Brooke
      Author
      June 26, 2017 / 7:07 am

      You are so welcome!