Everybody loves superfood smoothies, but between the bananas, berries, chia seeds and kale – it can be hard to know what combos really click. While the beauty of the smoothie lies in the fact that it can essentially be made from any good mix of fruit, veg, superfoods and liquids – that’s not to say there aren’t a few magic matchings that can really kick start your mornings. Find inspiration in our top 5 superfood smoothie recipes below.
The Avocado Smoothie
The Superfood: With more potassium than bananas and the ability to reduce cholesterol, avocados have risen to fame somewhat in recent years. With celebrity endorsements and a firm favourite of Instagrammers everywhere, they have become a popular choice for smoothies, and for good reason.
The Smoothie: Mix with pear, lemon juice, and frozen banana. Add crushed ice if you want it super cold, and finish with juice or water. The consistency of avocado means you’ll have a delicious, creamy smoothie – that’s dairy free.
Twist: Throw in a handful of almonds to double your superfood intake.
The Oatmeal Smoothie
The Superfood: High in fibre, great for energy levels and with more protein than many grains – oat based superfood smoothie recipes are as healthy as they are tasty.
The Smoothie: For the perfect breakfast smoothie, combine with almonds, Greek yogurt, and a handful of frozen raspberries and blueberries for a sweet wake up to your morning.
Twist: Add a drizzle of honey for a real sweet kick and to thicken it up even more.
The Refreshing Smoothie
The Superfoods: Sometimes, all healthy fruit smoothies require is exactly that. No nuts, no seeds, no grains – just pure fruity refreshment. Orange and cranberry is not only a perfect combination, but comes with all the nutritional value from cranberries: they’re antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and high in vitamin C.
The Smoothie: Take your oranges and cranberries, then add crushed ice, water or juice and a chopped pear and blend for a refreshing breakfast smoothie wake up.
Twist: For extra goodness, top with whole cranberries if you’re drinking out of a glass.
The Wake-up Smoothie
The Superfood: Kiwis are as tasty as superfoods come. The prickly exterior encapsulates vitamin C and E once you get inside, while the fruit also has the ability to boost serotonin levels. Great for alertness, this makes kiwis ideal in breakfast smoothie recipes.
The Smoothie: Take inspiration from some of the greatest fruit cider combinations (naughty, we know) and combine with strawberry for a complementary flavour. Add milk or yoghurt to thicken and you’ve got a filling, healthy and invigorating smoothie for breakfast.
Twist: Finish with crushed ice and sip it chilled.
The Fruit Smoothie
The Superfood: Packed full of potassium and vitamin C, and one of the more common staple superfoods consumed by the nation, bananas feature heavily in many healthy fruit smoothie recipes due to their nutrition and flavour.
The Smoothie: Add grapes, apple, blackberries, water, ice, and blend. The sweet, fruity, purple concoction packs a punch full of all the vitamins you need, while filling you up and tasting good, too.
Twist: Top with chia seeds for a kick of protein and some omega 3 acids.
All-Round Twist: Throw one of the most super of all the superfoods in any of the above smoothie recipes for good measure – spinach! High in protein and low in taste, it’s the perfect addition to make your healthy fruit smoothies that bit healthier.
Healthy smoothies are tasty and nutritious however you make them – but that doesn’t mean a little inspiration can’t go a long way. Try our simple smoothie recipes above, or put a twist of your own on top to make healthy breakfast smoothies that’ll start your day off right.
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