3 Deceivingly Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tags: smoothiedrinksrecipeshealthy

Over the holiday season, it’s hard to resist granny’s famous dessert or those wonderfully tender, juicy red meats cooked by the family braai master. But come January, our worst enemy – the bathroom scale – forces us to catch a wake up.

After our overindulgent holidays, many of us begin our quest for a more confident and healthier self. However, we’re soon discouraged by uninspired and flavourless recipes that are recommended by our health-fanatic friends.

With this in mind, we searched high and low for the tastiest smoothie recipes, as these nutritious drinks are really easy to make and require few ingredients. So they’re perfect for kick-starting a healthier diet. These are the recipes we found:

Get Into Gear With These 3 Tasty Smoothie Recipes

Apple And Almond Smoothie

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Image and recipe sourced from foodvivia.com

Packed with loads of antioxidants and phytonutrients, this tasty smoothie recipe adds merit to the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” So if you’re craving something sweet, rather put down that decadent delight and make yourself something your nutritionist would be proud of.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vanilla or plain yoghurt
  • 5 almonds
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon, optional

Serving: 2

Strawberry, Banana And Honey Smoothie

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Image and recipe sourced from: gimmesomeoven.com

Those in need of a morning pick-me-up will be grateful for this easy smoothie recipe. Nothing brings a little sunshine into your summer quite like this delicious fruit. And the addition of banana and honey gives you all the flavour you need without any guilty regret!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 fresh banana, peeled
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Serving: 2

Peach And Mango Smoothie Recipe

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Image: modernparentsmessykids.com, recipe sourced from myrecipes.com

This creamy blend of mango and peach is a real treat for the taste buds, and is sure to leave you feeling refreshed. It’s also really low in calories, so it’s a great dieting option.

Franke Tip: If you prefer sweeter tastes, then we recommend replacing the soy milk with some peach yoghurt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups soy milk
  • 1 ½ cups peaches
  • 1 cup mango, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 cup ice

Serving: 2

These smoothie recipes prove that being healthy isn’t about depriving yourself of all that’s delicious and tasty in this world. And after trying them out, we hope you’re inspired to make better dietary decisions!

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