The 3 Most Colorful Smoothie Recipes

Healthy Smoothie

Just throw all the ingredients into the blender, push “mix” and enjoy – a smoothie is a healthy snack to go. And did you know that it can even replace a meal and help you lose weight? The best thing about smoothies is that there are virtually no limits to the variety of smoothies you can make. Our favorite smoothies below are not only very colorful, but also really delicious and fuel you with energy for the day. 

Mango smoothie

A Dash of Summer”

Ingredients (serves 2):

      • 1 ripe mango
      • 1 lime
      • 1 container of low-fat yogurt (or soy yogurt)
      • some ground cinnamon
      • agave nectar, according to taste (or honey)
      • if needed, some rice-coconut milk (if the smoothie turns out too thick)

Directions:
Cut the mango and remove the flesh from the pit. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice out. Blend all the ingredients well, pour the smoothie in 2 glasses and enjoy your “dash of summer,” preferably with a couple of ice cubes.

Did you know that… bitter compounds, like the ones contained in lime, help you lose weight? They promote your digestion, boost your immune system and act as a natural appetite suppressant.

Spinach Smoothie

Green Machine”

Ingredients (serves 2):

        • 3 handfuls of baby spinach
        • 1 ripe pineapple
        • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
        • 50 ml coconut water
        • 200 ml almond milk (or rice milk)
        • 1 tsp. coconut flakes
        • agave nectar, according to taste (or honey)

Directions:
Wash and dry the spinach. Cut the pineapple into small pieces. Puree all the ingredients in a blender. Enjoy your green smoothie!

Did you know that… spinach not only contains lots of iron, but also boosts muscle strength? The nitrate contained in spinach makes you stronger.

Mixed berries smoothie

“Red Road Runner”

Ingredients (serves 2):

          • 1 beet (raw or boiled)
          • 2 or 3 handfuls of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
          • 1 small apple
          • some freshly grated ginger
          • 100-150 ml water
          • agave nectar, according to taste (or honey)

Directions:
Chop the beet and apple in chunks and puree both together with the other ingredients in a blender. The smoothie has a fabulous color, don’t you think? 😉

Did you know that… beets promote blood circulation? This is especially helpful for runners because it speeds up recovery after your workout.

Your perfect smoothie: 3 “runtastic” tips

            • Don’t add too many ingredients to your smoothie. It’s best to choose 2 or 3 types of fruit together with vegetables like cucumber, spinach or beet.
            • Use some liquid to obtain the consistency you want. Water is good for this, as is (plant) milk or coconut water.
            • Top off your healthy snack, for instance, with chia seeds, goji berries or ginger for an extra kick.

Craving for more? We’ve got some more healthy smoothie recipes for weight loss waiting for you!

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Julia Denner Dietitian Julia is a creative cook. She is convinced that a varied diet and regular exercise are the keys to success. View all posts by Julia Denner »

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