3 Quick & Healthy Smoothies


Smoothies are perfect way to introduce yourself to a healthier mind and body, not only do they have so many health benefits but they are also super delicious and refreshing on a hot summers day! I've been trying to incorporate more smoothies into my diet recently since I've been drinking way to much coffee for my own good and I wanted a delicious alternative to usual cuppa! I thought I would share with you guys 3 of my favourite smoothie recipes so that you can make my go-to smoothies at home - all 3 are super easy and require hardly any ingredients, so you can make them all for cheap! Obviously I know that they aren't right at the top of the healthy scale but proper healthy smoothies are just not for me.. I just need a BIT of sugar, you know! Let me know if you try any of these yourselves and also share any of your favourite recipes in the comments - I would love to try some new smoothies out!


SIMPLY STRAWBERRY AND BANANA
You will need: 
• A handful of strawberries
• A handful of sliced bananas
• Milk
• Natural yogurt

I love using strawberries in my smoothies since they contain so many vitamins and minerals that are so beneficial to your overall health and they also happen to taste delicious - BONUS! Bananas are great in any smoothie really and are perfect as a basis for creating a new smoothie recipe since they go with pretty much anything and are also packed full of potassium! If you would like you smoothie to be extra refreshing on a cold day then first freeze your fruit in a zip-lock bag overnight! Then pop your strawberries, sliced banana, milk and yogurt into the blender and blend away! Add more yogurt for a thicker smoothie and add more milk for a less thick smoothie - depending on what you like   best! If you prefer a less milky tasting smoothie then go for a dash of squash instead - I definitely recommend summer fruits or strawberry and kiwi, top up with a dash of cold water and blend! Don't forget to garnish with fresh strawberry - cut a slit down the middle and pop it onto the side of your glass, PERFECT! 

TROPICAL GETAWAY! | MANGO, PINEAPPLE AND BANANA
You will need: 
• A handful of pineapple chunks
• 1 chopped mango
• 1 sliced banana
• Natural yogurt
• Milk

This one is definitely my favourite on a warm day, I absolutely love tropical flavours during the summer time because not only are they super delicious but I can also just close my eyes and be transported to a tropical island somewhere - not in overcast England, haha! This is definitely one that I love to sit out on the balcony with and soak up the rays with a good book! Mango is one of the most consumed fruits in the world apparently and I can honestly see why - mango is super tasty after all and also holds so many health benefits which is why it is perfect for our smoothie! Once you have all your fruits chopped (and frozen if you prefer your smoothie extra cold and refreshing!) pop all the fruit into your blender and then add the yogurt and milk... blend away! To garnish cut a pineapple chunk or even a mango slice down the middle and pop it onto the side of your glass! Top with a cocktail umbrella, get out i n the gorgeous sunshine and you're on holiday in the tropics! I unfotunately couldn't find a cocktail umbrella anywhere - looks like I'm staying in overcast UK! 

DRINK YOUR GREENS | SPINACH, PEAR AND BANANA
You will need: 
• A handful of spinach
• 2 medium pears
• 1 sliced banana
• Milk

If you want to be like the cool kids and drink your healthy green smoothie but aren't a fan of that  gross  green taste then this smoothie recipe is the one for you - green smoothies tend to get a lot of attention because of their 'cleasing' and 'detoxing' values however you can achieve a smoothie that has almost all of that healthy green-ness but is also super slurp-worthy and delicious! Personally this one was probably my favourite out of the three, which I really wasn't expecting at all - since I hate everything green and kaley and spinachy.. but I actually really loved it, I feel like the pear really made it quite tasty! Spinach is a great start if this is your first green smoothie, since the taste of healthiness isn't quite so strong but it still provides so many of the benefits you would get from a full on kale smoothie, haha! Just blend together your spinach, choped pears, bananas and your yogurt and milk and enjoy! Be sure to garnish with a sprinkling of spinach on top or just pop a spinach leaf in there like me! and then take loads of pictures to show everyone how healthy you are - #fit #smoothiequeen, haha!  





20 comments :

  1. These are very similar to my every day smoothies, affordable and quick! Perfect xx

    Blog:: Hannah Rose

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    1. I've had a read of your blog post and loved it! Definitely perfect! :) x

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  2. Great recipes, I have a sweet tooth too so these are perfect haha! Will definitely have to try them all. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? X

    The Fashion Road

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    1. These are perfect for any sweet tooth! :) Of course I will lovely! x

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  3. I'm so happy it's smoothie season again, thank for the recipe ideas 😊 Xx

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    1. Me too! :) Love a good refreshing smoothie in the warmer months! X

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  4. My boyfriend and I recently got a Ninja blender and I've been addicted to making my own smoothies! You can't go wrong with a good strawberry and banana, but my favorite has to be apples, bananas, peanut butter, vanilla almond milk, strawberries and blueberries. I throw in a few chia seeds and top it with some wheat germ! Ughhh, heaven!

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    1. Haha! That's what happened to us to - we're hooked now! Ooh! I like the sound of your recipe - may have to try that one! x

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  5. They look sooo good!! Sadly a lot of these fruits are not in my country bc winter ):. I'm going to try the banana one! I love bananas haha. Thanks for sharing :)

    www.blossomikebana.com

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    1. Awh! I forgot about that! :( banana smoothies are the best ever - they just make it taste so much sweeter and delicious! x

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  6. These are so similiar to my everyday smoothies yet happen to look so much more appealing ahhh! I love frozen bananas in my smoothies to thicken and make it cool for a hot day! x

    www.emilyy.co.uk

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    1. Trust me, they don't look like that every day for me! I normally just throw some fruit together and drink it whatever it looks like, haha! Bananas are a must for me too! :) x

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  7. Oh, all of these sound so good! And look lovely as well :) I'd love to try out Tropical Getaway! :) x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  8. My favourite smoothie recipe is mango, orange juice and raspberries x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. That sounds super tasty - definitely going to try that!! :) x

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  9. These all sound so good especially the "drink your greens" one. Great post lovely!

    Ella xx
    www.ellaselement.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The green one is by far my favourite surprisingly, not really about that healthy smoothie life - but it's super delicious! :) x

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  10. I always have strawberry and banana smoothies as their so simple to make but I'm liking the sound of your Tropical Getaway smoothie!

    Jasmine x
    www.jasminesimone.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, strawberry and banana is definitely my go-to on days where I can't really be bothered to get creative, haha! But the tropical one was super lush and definitely worth the effort! x

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