The New Year is here and the temptation to snack on sweets and treats is still a daily struggle. If healthier living, fitness, or weight loss is part of your New Year’s resolution, stay strong and motivated with these 7 healthy smoothie recipes from around the web and the Blue Osa backyard!
7 Delicious Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie
Miriam Wilcox from Sometimes I Veg created a beautiful, vibrant, and satisfying smoothie filled with protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants that are sure to boost your morning and metabolism.
½ cup raw oats
2 tbsp chia seed
1⅓ cup almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 whole banana
1⅓ cup almond milk or water
Agave syrup or maple syrup to taste
- Combine raw oats, chia seed, almond milk in a bowl
- Place in fridge overnight.
- Place blueberries, soaked oats, banana, additional almond milk and sweetener in blender.
- Blend until smooth
The smoothie is actually bland without the sweetener. Adjust to taste.
Strawberry Banana Zest Smoothie
This refreshing smoothie is a delectable find. It is a great source of protein and antioxidants and a tasty treat after a hard workout.
Photo Credit: John Watson
3/4 cup frozen strawberries
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup cold water
honey (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Place ingredients into blender, process until smooth and serve. Top with lemon zest.
Soy-Banana Milk Shake
This delicious treat is a Blue Osa Signature Recipe, and is part of our fresh beverage menu daily.
80 ml of soy milk
1 banana, peeled and cut into chunks
4 ice cubes
- Place ingredients into blender, process until smooth and serve.
From the Kitchen of Blue Osa here is a delicious fat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, raw, and vegan beverage option. Read more about its health benefits here!
1 cup of chopped pineapple
2 kale leaves
1 cup of spinach
3 cilantro leaves
1 cup of water
- Chop pineapple
- Put pineapple, kale, spinach and cilantro into a blender
- Pour a cup of water
- Blend it all together with a bit of cinnamon until smooth
- Serve in a glass with a straw
Mango Lassi Protein Smoothie
We’ve discovered a tasty protein smoothie that doesn’t require protein powder over at The Daily Burn. This Indian-inspired delight offers 18 grams of protein and a plethora of vitamins and minerals.
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
3/4 cup (one 6-ounce container) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
Dash of vanilla extract
Pinch of cardamom
1 teaspoon chopped pistachios
- Combine all ingredients together in a blend and mix until smooth.
- Pour into a glass and top with pistachios.
Kale and Avocado Green Smoothie
The best part about making smoothies is there is no set way to make one. You are welcome to add, take away, and further modify your smoothie’s ingredients until you’ve created the perfect taste for you. The green smoothie is an ideal start because there’s only one rule: make it green! The version below combines kale and avocado with green apple for sweetening.
1 green apple, cored and roughly chopped
1 cup almond milk
1 cup cold water
3 cups raw kale
- Place ingredients in blender with some ice, blend until smooth.
Classic Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
They don’t call it a classic for nothing! Peanut butter is packed with protein and bananas are a great source of potassium. This powerful duo is a perfect match for your intense workouts, giving you energy and keeping your muscles and organs in top notch shape.
Half of one banana
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of non-fat milk
6 ice cubes
1 tablespoon of chocolate whey protein powder
- Place all of the ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
Bonus: Add a dash of dark chocolate for those days when you just flat out deserve it.
What are some of your favorite healthy smoothie recipes?
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About the Author:
Olivia Christine is a published Travel Blogger and Photographer consulting in writing + content marketing while exploring the world through bartering, volunteering, and adventure discovery. She spent a few months at Blue Osa as a blogger, marketing volunteer, and private yoga instructor.
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