Many people think that eating healthy is inconvenient and expensive; it’s actually way easier and cheaper than you think. With a low-calorie vitamin and/or protein-rich smoothie and some egg whites, you can get a perfectly balanced, incredible healthful breakfast.
Most smoothies have minimal ingredients and fresh produce is usually way cheaper than buying a pre-made smoothie. Check out these Five Healthy And Affordable Smoothie Recipes For A Beach Ready Bod–or just for your general health!
Get a healthy servings of protein-rife spinach, electrolyte-rich coconut milk, potassium-filled bananas, and antioxidant-heavy berries from this post-workout ready smoothie. Pair with an egg white omelette and you’ve got a perfect slimming, yet filling breakfast.
1 ripe banana, quartered
½ cup frozen blueberries
2 cup fresh spinach
1 cup coconut milk
Blend all ingredients together. Enjoy!
Nutrition info: 243 calories, 6g fat, 5g sat fat, 47g carbs, 6g fiber, 4.5g protein, 0mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium
[Source: Philly Mag]
Get your fix of eye fuel from carrot beta carotene and vitamin B6, C, and E from the mango. Just looking at the vibrant orange color of this smoothie will perk up your morning. Make yourself some egg whites and turkey bacon on a multi-grain wrap and you’ve got a balanced meal.
Carrot Mango Smoothie
Makes one 8-ounce smoothie
1/2 cup carrot juice
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1/4 cup ice cubes
Combine ingredients in a blender. Blend on medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into a tall glass (or travel mug) and enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Info: 52 calories; 1 g protein; 0 g fat; 13 g carbs; 1 g fiber
[Source: Whole Living]
One of Elvis’ favorite meals was apparently deep-fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Well, he got two-thirds of that meal on the healthy side. Peanut butter is a great vegetarian sources of protein, while the potassium in bananas is a great way to mend muscles post-workout. Throw in some berries for a little antioxidant “jelly” flair.
Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
10 ounces skim milk or plain soy milk
1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 medium banana
Make it: In a blender, combine all ingredients and mix until smooth. Use 6 ice cubes for a thicker consistency.
Nutrition facts: 303 calories, 9g fat, 45g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 16g protein
[Source: Fitness Magazine]
Not all fat is created equal. Moderate amounts of avocado contains good fats that are great for your skin, hair, and heart. With vitamin rich mango, lowfat milk, yogurt, and lime, this smoothie is not only low in calories and full of protein, but it’s also a great skin elixir.
1 medium ripe avocado
1 cup frozen mango chunks
2 cups fat free or lowfat milk
1 (8 ounce) container vanilla bean lowfat yogurt
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint leaves
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 cup (more or less as needed) ice cubes
Remove flesh from avocado, cut into coarse chunks, place into blender along with mango, milk, yogurt, mint, lime juice and zest, agave syrup and ice cubes. Process until smooth. Pour smoothie into tall glasses and serve.
Nutrition facts: 235 calories; 8 g fat; 1.5 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 8 g protein; 35 g carbohydrate; 5 g fiber; 105 mg sodium; 200 mg calcium (20 DV%).
[Source: Why Milk?]
Melons are renowned for their body-cooling capabilities and ginger is famous through the world for being a cure-all for pretty much any ailment. Combine the two and this is a perfect potion for a post-workout cool down on a hot summer day. Substitute the sorbet for lemon juice if this smoothie is too sugary.
Melon-Ginger Smoothie Recipe
1 cup chopped honeydew melon
1/3 cup chopped peeled kiwi, (1 large)
1/2 ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup white grape juice
1/2 teaspoon ginger juice
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/3 cup lemon sorbet
1/2 cup ice
Place ingredients in the order listed in a blender. Pulse three times to chop the fruit, then blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Nutrition facts: 136 calories; 0 g fat ( 0 g sat , 0 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 3 g fiber; 28 mg sodium; 408 mg potassium.
[Source: Eating Well]