Smoothies have gained in popularity recently and it seems like just about everyone has a blender sitting on their counter these days. It's just so easy to grab whatever fruits and veg are lying around, mix in a little water, juice, or almond milk, and create the perfect snack, meal, or treat.
But if you're tired of your usual smoothie or are curious about just how healthy smoothies can be, then you need to check out this list. Your simple make-at-home drink might just be able to cure everything from brittle nails, low mood, fatigue, and poor digestion.
They can also help you boost your metabolism, lose weight, and fight colds and flu. Interested? Then let's get started!
1.Walnuts, parsley, honey, ginger, and raisins
Blend these ingredients to improve fatigue as well as the condition of your hair and nails. Your adrenal glands could be sluggish if you feel tired and have brittle nails or hair, so drinking his adrenal booster 2 to 3 times a week is sure to perk them up.
2. Spinach, banana, and lemon
Feeling under the weather? This potion is enough to satisfy your daily requirement of vitamins and nutrients. Skip the vitamin pill and try this smoothie instead.
3. Bilberry, banana, lemon, and celery
Bilberry is not very common but it is tasty and seriously nutritious. It keeps your immune system strong and is great for your eyesight. Feeling a cold coming on or just want to safeguard your eyes? Try out this drink!
4. Celery, spinach, lime, and banana
Are you trying to lose weight but not having much luck? This little drink helps you burn calories and can give your metabolism the boost it needs to drop those pounds. Bonus: It's also rich in vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy.
5. Spinach, banana, apple, and lemon
Feeling depressed? Then you need to try out this smoothie. Bananas can actually boost your mood, while spinach will get rid of tiredness and increase your energy. Wave bye-bye to the blues!
6. Cucumber, lettuce, lemon, and honey
This drink is great for detoxifying, plus is also tastes heavenly! Cucumber is a powerful detoxing agent and lettuce is rich in vitamin E. You'll be glowing in no time!
7. Carrot, beetroot, celery, cucumber, apple, parsley, and ginger
This smoothie packs a serious health punch. Plenty of brightly colored foods means this has some serious antioxidants in it. If you're trying to boost your overall health, this is the drink for you!
8. Spinach, lettuce, celery, pear, banana, and lemon
This is a great breakfast smoothie and it keeps your immune system in tip-top shape. It's very energizing and a great way to jump-start your day.
9. Carrot, apple, ginger, banana, orange, and mint
Mint is a sure-fire ingredient to perk you up and all of these colorful ingredients will definitely boost your mood. It's perfect for when you need a little pick-me-up.
10. Strawberry, cowberry, banana, and mint
Hot day? Then this is the perfect refreshing smoothie to cool you down. It's got delicious, antioxidant-rich berries and long with cooling and energizing mint.
Looking for a meal replacement? Then you've got to see number 11...
11. Banana, apple, bran, and coriander
This smoothie is perfect for breakfast and the addition of bran will not only fill you up and keep you full, but it will also aid in any digestion issues you could be having. For these reasons, it also makes a great meal replacement if you're trying to lose weight, too!
12. Cucumber, spinach, pineapple, green tea, lemon, and ginger
This drink is packed with antioxidants and, if you're trying to kick a coffee habit, the addition of green tea is not only healthy but also has a small amount of caffeine in it. Perfect for mornings on the go.
13. Grapefruit, flax seeds, strawberry, grape, avocado, banana, and lemon
This smoothie is rich in vitamin C, Omega 3s, and helps to improve immunity and general health. Avocados also contain healthy fats which are great for your cholesterol levels and operate as a great meal replacement.
14. Apple, lemon, and cucumber
Vitamin C, iron, and pectin. What's not to love? Simple and delicious.
15. Pineapple, kiwi, cucumber, and lemon
This drink is great for detoxing and the pineapple and kiwi add sweetness to the lemon and cucumber. Great on a hot day, too.
16. Avocado, banana, orange, herbs, and lemon
Avocados are one of the healthiest foods you can consume. They're high in nutrients, low in sugar, and have plenty of heart-healthy fats. Swap your lunch for this smoothie if you're on the go.
17. Apple, celery, cucumber, beetroot, and ginger
This zinger has the power of dark-colored beetroot with the freshness of ginger. It's great for overall health and the results are fast!
18. Cucumber and parsley
This simple, two-ingredient drink is chock full of vitamins, especially vitamin C. Make it as a shot if you feel a cold coming on. It'll help you feel great in no time.
19. Ginger, spinach, apple, and honey
Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds and is rich in vitamins, and spinach has plenty of nutrients, including folate. Mix them with some apple and honey for a tasty treat.
20. Bilberry, pomegranate, apple, cucumber, and spinach
Pomegranate protects cardiovascular health and sour bilberries help to strengthen your immune system. This drink is a no-brainer when it comes to tasty ways to keep healthy.
Want a very powerful detoxifier? Try number 21...
21. Orange, grapefruit, lemon, green tea, banana and honey
Grapefruit, lemon, and green tea are all powerful detoxifiers, so why not mix them together to pack one heck of a powerful punch?
22. Broccoli, cauliflower, grapefruit, flax seeds, almonds, and dates
This is an easy and tasty way to get your vegetables. Plus, you'll get plenty of stress-reducing B vitamins and detox your digestive system from this mixture, as well.
23. Banana, apple juice, carrot, and lemon
This one is simply refreshing, but you'll still get plenty of potassium from the banana and improve eye health with the nutrients from the carrot.
24. Carrot, tomatoes, celery, olive oil, salt, and pepper
This one is for all the bloody mary fans out there! Not only is it healthy, but this spicy mix is super energizing, too. Try it with a dash of hot sauce for a metabolism booster and an extra kick!
25. Kiwi, pear, parsley, and banana
The kiwifruit is the star here. Not only is it low in sugar, but it's also super healthy. Kiwis contain a variety of vitamins, such as A, B, C, and E, as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus.
26. Beetroot, radish, carrot, garlic, and parsley
This smoothie will boost your immune system and could also help you lose weight. Garlic is antimicrobial while parsley is high in vitamin C. Vegetable juice-based smoothies are even healthier than fruit ones since they contain cellulose and we recommend drinking this one regularly.
27. Pineapple, carrot, and apple
This smoothie is also great for weight loss and the star player here is pineapple, which contains bromelain and helps you burn fat.
28. Carrot, tomatoes, bell pepper, garlic, celery, garden cress, and spinach
This drink will have you looking like you just took a vacation! Cress is a diuretic, allowing you to drop the bloat, while the other ingredients will boost the health of our skin and are great for your vision, too!
29. Almonds, dates, honey, cinnamon, and mint
A high concentration of vitamin E makes nuts like almonds a super healthy food. You'll get some protein as well. Perfect for that afternoon slump!
30. Banana, almonds, cinnamon, and salt
This one is great for weight loss, too. Cinnamon suppresses your appetite and helps to keep the digestive system healthy, while almonds provide some protein to keep you satisfied.
31. Bell pepper and lemon
Plenty of vitamins here and is a simple and sure-fire way to banish the blues and bad moods.
Now that we all know how to use our blenders to get healthy, what are we to do when we're craving something sweet? Check out the video below for five more smoothie recipes, but this time the focus is on dessert!