5 Smoothie Recipes Geared Towards Women’s Health

  • Posted on: Apr 27 2016

When your life is packed with family, work and play, keeping your energy up is important.

One way to stay energized is by what you have for breakfast. Smoothies are a great way to pack a bunch of your daily nutrients into one meal.

Here are 5 great smoothie recipes that make it easy for women to up their nutrient and protein intake while on the go.

TheTummySmootherThe Tummy Smoother

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, cubed papaya
  • 1 cup frozen sliced peaches
  • 1 medium pear, cubed, skin optional
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp sliced ginger
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 6 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth.
  2. Garnish with mint. Enjoy immediately.

(Via womenshealthmag.com)


FlatBellySmoothieFlat Belly Smoothie

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 3 ounces vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup kale
  • 3/4 cup water

DIRECTIONS

Place all the ingredients in a blender, and mix until smooth.

Enjoy immediately.

(Via popsugar.com)


PapayaGingerMintPapaya Ginger Mint Smoothie

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Water, to taste
  • 4 fresh mint leaves, plus 1-2 sprigs for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least one hour or overnight.
  2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey, and lemon juice in a blender. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves.
  3. Garnish with mint sprigs and serve.

(Via popsugar.com)


SweetSpinachSweet Spinach Smoothie

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 2 cups spinach leaves, packed
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 15 green or red grapes
  • 6 ounces fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped avocado
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients until blended to the desired consistency.

(Via popsugar.com)


LowCalorieChocolateAlmondLow Calorie Chocolate Almond Smoothie

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 8 raw almonds
  • 3 ice cubes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Throw the ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth.
  2. Enjoy immediately.

(Via popsugar.com)

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