Fresh and Easy Smoothies

Fresh and Easy Smoothies

Whether you’re making new resolutions in January or looking ahead to get fit and healthy for summer, choose your favorite smoothie recipe (our favorite is below) and whip it up in no time at all using your Thermomix┬« or Vitamix┬«. Choose a detox smoothie with targeted nutrition, or a post-workout smoothie to restore nutrients and electrolytes your body needs. Smoothies are a great power-packed way to kick-start your day and consume a healthy dose of nutrients in a tall glass of goodness.

Power-Packed Recipes

You donÔÇÖt need to pack a lot into a smoothie for it to be nutritious. Start with a liquid base of freshly squeezed juice, coconut water, nut milk, green tea, or maybe some kombucha. Add greens of your choice such as kale, spinach, Swiss chard, parsley, or mint. To boost your digestion, add plenty of green leafy vegetables to your recipe and a few berries for extra sweetness and flavor.

Hemp, chia, or flaxseeds are a good source of vitamins and minerals. For more targeted nutrition benefits, add turmeric or cinnamon to reduce inflammation, or ginger to help circulation. Serve over ice or blend for a thick, chilled drink.

If you want to keep things simple, focus on an easy recipe with bananas, pineapple, melon, and greens. If you like things peppery yet sweet, arugula and watercress mixed with strawberries, dates, and coconut will hit the spot.

Blending or emulsifying your produce will help keep the fiber and nutrient content high. Blend and enjoy the benefits of healthy digestion, controlled blood sugar, and lowering the risk of heart disease. For a high protein recipe, add your favorite protein powder, Greek yogurt, nuts, seeds, grains, or oats.

Plan for Daily Smoothie Success

Have all of the ingredients ready to make your smoothie quickly. Browse Cookidoo® or the Vitamix® Simply Blending recipe book for smoothie recipes and add your favorites into your Weekly Planner. Now you are ready to make your shopping list and buy your fruit ahead of time. Plan ahead, cut the fruit into pieces, and freeze on trays before transferring into bags and storing in the freezer. Now you have your ingredients on hand and ready to blend.

5 steps to the perfect smoothie

Coconut Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2┬Ż Cups (600g) Coconut Water
  • 1 Tablespoon (20g) Honey or Agave Syrup
  • 2 Bananas, peeled
  • 2 Cups (200g) Frozen Strawberries
  • 3 Frozen Vanilla Yogurt Cubes (we use this silicone tray from Amazon)

Instructions:

  • First, add all the ingredients to the container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  • Start your machine and quickly increase to its highest speed for 40-50 seconds, until smooth.

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