These 5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes Will Fuel Your Day Without The Added Pounds

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Guzzling caffeinated beverages all day can drain your energy and leave you with the jitters. Give your body a boost of energy without all the side effects with these tasty smoothies.

 

Green Tea Smoothie

  • ½ cup fresh milk
  • 1 tablespoon Green matcha tea powder
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

This slightly sweet drink is the perfect way to keep cool in the summer months and stay energized all year long. It uses green matcha tea that has been known to help keep weight off. Matcha’s antioxidants are known to prevent certain types of cancers and provide a boost of energy without the jittery anxiety that coffee brings.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for a few seconds until ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. For a richer smoothie, use whole milk, and for a healthier, lighter drink, use fat-free milk. The yogurt adds a nice tang, while the agave adds a little sweetness without a lot of calories or unhealthy refined sugars. For a decadent dessert, add a dollop of whipped cream on top. Use fat-free whipped cream for a healthy dessert.

Green-Tea-Smoothie

Green Tea Smoothie

 

Protein Replacer

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ banana

Add top three ingredients to a blender. Chop the banana into small pieces and add to the blender. Blend all ingredients for a few seconds until smooth. This smoothie is perfect for a healthy breakfast or just after a run. The spinach has plenty of iron and is the perfect way to get a ton of nutrients into your breakfast. The almond milk gives the drink a velvety texture, while the blueberries add antioxidants and a little bit of natural sweetness. This smoothie is great for anyone who hates eating their vegetables.

 

Cashew Milk Smoothie

  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Throw all ingredients into a blender, and blend for one minute. If the mixture is too thick, use a cheesecloth to strain the mixture, or add extra water to thin the mixture. If you cannot find roasted cashews, you can roast them yourself. Place cashews in a single layer on a metal baking sheet and pop them into a 325 degree oven for 20 minutes. Allow the cashews to cool down before throwing them in the blender. This smoothie tastes great on its own, or it can be used as a substitute for fresh milk in cereals, oatmeal and coffee. It is perfect for anyone with a dairy allergy or intolerance. Cashews contain folate and magnesium, which is important for healthy bones.

Cashew-Milk-Smoothie

 

Morning Eye Opener

  • 4 ounces cold coffee
  • 4 ounces cold milk
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt

Forgo your trip to the coffee hut, and get your morning energy burst with this eye-opening smoothing. Add Greek yogurt and cocoa powder into a blender. Pour cold coffee and milk over the yogurt cocoa mixture, and blend for a few minutes. The vanilla yogurt has a natural sweetness, and the cocoa powder makes this smoothie feel a little more decadent. Cocoa powder also has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that can help keep your digestive system happy and healthy. If you feel like you need a few extra vitamins, add a frozen banana for a thicker texture and a burst of potassium.

 

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • ½ cup cashew milk (see recipe above)
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup

Add pumpkin and yogurt to blender first. Pour milk and agave syrup over pumpkin yogurt mixture and blend for a few seconds until mixed thoroughly. This smoothie is packed with fiber and beta-carotene. The agave syrup adds a little sweetness without a lot of refined sugar. To make this smoothie more decadent, rim your glass with a mixture of crushed graham crackers and sugar in the raw.