One of the best ways to get your daily fruits and vegetables is by drinking a delicious smoothie. It can be a healthy meal replacement and snack when you’re looking for something to eat while you work at home. Naturally sweetened with fruit and chock full of vitamins and minerals, and even more when you sneak in some greens, smoothies have numerous health benefits and are simple to make. All you need are some fruits, a base like water, any kind of milk, or yogurt, and a blender!
Smoothie Recipes for Moms
Moms are always on the go making sure everyone’s out of bed and their pjs at a reasonable time in the morning. Then it’s all about keeping everyone fed avoiding boxed food whenever possible to make sure everyone gets their daily nutrition. Keeping track of all that might mean forgetting about mom’s meal! Smoothies make mommy life so much easier – after finding a moment to blend everything together and put it in a cup, it’s easy to sip and point down as you try and keep the chaos at a minimum or bring it on the go when you need to run errands.
Plus, when you want to forgo preparing a meal all together, you can just make more and then it’s smoothies for everyone! The kids will love the sweetness and get the veggies they usually avoid eating without any complaint. Of course, even if they don’t want a smoothie like mom, someone is going to ask for a sip anyways because, “we share, remember, mommy?”
Easy to Make Smoothie Recipes
All summed up, smoothies are popular because they’re:
- Easy to make
But remember that a smoothie might not be as healthy as you think just because there’s fruit in it. Adding too many sweeteners like maple syrup or chocolate powder on top of all the fruit will make your smoothie as sugary as a glazed donut. Always remember that the more natural the ingredients, the healthier the smoothie.
Sometimes all you need is just three to five simple ingredients and a blender. Here are 3 easy-to-make smoothies recipes for you to try:
- Frozen Fruit Smoothie
Stay basic and get all your vitamins and antioxidants when you blend:
- 8 ounces of frozen fruit berries
- 6 ounces of strawberry yogurt
- 1 cup of your choice of milk
You can use fresh berries too, just add ice!
- Piña Colada Smoothie
With every sip you can pretend to be enjoying a nice day on the beach.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen pineapple
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
A shot of rum is optional.
- Coffee Smoothie
Forget making two drinks in the morning with a coffee smoothie that takes a tiny bit more work.
- 1 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1 banana
- 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon flaxseeds meal
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup soy milk or almond milk
- 1 teaspoon honey
Nutritionists advise that smoothies should replace meals rather than supplement them if your goal is weight loss.