5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Spring

Spring is practically here on the West Coast. With warmer weather, less layers to hide underneath, and an abundance of music festivals approaching, you may be thinking of getting your summer fitness routine in check. A nice way to ease yourself into a slimmed down physique without giving up delicious foods is by incorporating smoothies in your daily routine as a light meal replacement. Smoothies are great for a relatively quick breakfast, and will help you stay full for longer, depending on the ingredients you use. I’ve come up with my top 5 healthy smoothie recipes so you can slim down the yummy (and nutritious) way!

Blueberry Ginger Oat Smoothie

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Give your morning oatmeal a twist…or a blend rather with this healthy smoothie recipe. The oats will give you a burst of needed energy in the a.m. and will help you stay full and satisfied until lunch.

Ingredients:

¼ cup old-fashioned oats

½ cup frozen blueberries

½ cup plain low-fat yogurt

½ cup ice

2 tbs brown sugar

¼ to ½ tsp grated ginger

½ cup water

Directions:

Place oats and ½ cup of water into your blender. Let soak for about 15 min until the oats have softened. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.

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Chocolate Strawberry Banana Smoothie

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Feeling a little naughty with a sweet tooth craving? Than this healthy smoothie recipe is for you. I actually love using fresh strawberries with it as I feel like the chocolate/strawberry taste is a little more delectable than when frozen is used, but you can do it either way.

Ingredients:

½ frozen banana

¼ cup strawberries, fresh or frozen

¼ cup peaches, fresh or frozen

1 tbs raw pumpkin seeds

1 tbs dark chocolate

½ cup dark chocolate almond milk

½ cup cold water

1/8 teaspoon ginger

Directions:

Throw ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Sprinkle some chocolate shavings and a strawberry on top for garnish if you’re feeling fancy.

Kale Tropic Smoothie

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You know I obviously had to add a typical Los Angeles kale smoothie, right? While I’m not a HUGE fan of Kale, this healthy smoothie recipe hides in it a way that I love. You can also sub kale for spinach for less of a kick.

Ingredients:

½ cup coconut milk

2 cups stemmed and chopped kale or spinach

1 ½ cups chopped pineapple

1 ripe banana, chopped

Directions:

Combine ingredients in a blender until smooth. If the consistency is thick, add a juice of your choice, or water for a thinner drink.

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Mango Peach Smoothie

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This healthy smoothie recipe tastes like I should be drinking it on a beach with a mini umbrella sticking out of the top and a cabana boy fanning me while I bask in the sun.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup frozen sliced peaches

2/3 cup frozen mango pieces

2/3 cup peach nectar

1 tbs honey

1 6oz carton organic peach fat-free yogurt

Directions:

Throw ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Instant De-bloat Pineapple and Papaya

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Feeling bloated like you ate a little too much last night? This smoothie contains potassium rich content that will flush out any excess sodium you might have in your system that leads to bloating.

Ingredients:

½ cup pineapple

½ cup papaya

1 frozen banana

¼ cucumber

1 cup chilled coconut water

2 cups spinach

4 ice cubes

Directions:

Throw ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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