An Indie Chicks Article: 5 Healthy Smoothies Your Taste Buds, Body AND Waistline Will LOVE!

Hey fellow foodies & health honeys ;) 

As you may or may not know, I’m a contributor for The Indie Chicks, Online Magazine*. I write about nutrition – share recipes – tips & tricks – emotions & fitness. This is my latest article in which I share my top 5 smoothie recipes and I just have to share them with you too! 

Which smoothie sounds the tastiest to you?! I’d love to hear your thoughts! 

Leanne
*Click on one of the pictures to check out their website! 

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We all love a good smoothie right?! Too bad many store bought smoothies are packed with empty calories from the added sugars (honey included) with lack of fiber and protein. These healthy and EASY smoothie recipes don’t only taste delicious, they’re extremely good for you AND your waistline! So dust of your blender, get your lovely ass to the store and get these simple ingredients. Blend away and ENJOY!

1. Flaxberry

Packed with essential omega-3 fatty acids from the flax seeds, lots of fiber and protein to keep so fuller longer and a healthy amount of anti-oxidants from the berries… All that for only 130 calories per person!

Note: Preferably grind your own flax seeds in a coffee / spice grinder. This will keep the nutrition value optimal and keep the flax seeds from going rancid.

1 ½ cups blueberries
½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
Few drops of stevia
1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth – add extra water if needed.

Serves 2
Calories per person: 130; Fat: 4g; Protein: 5.5g; Carb: 18.5g; Fiber: 5.4g

2.    PB&Jerries

These berries are packed with fiber and peanut butter adds heart-healthy fat. The combination of fats with carbs will help your body to keep your blood sugar steady.

1 cup raspberries
½ cup cherries – pitted!
2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
2 tablespoons natural smooth peanut butter
Few drops of stevia
1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth – add extra water if needed.

Serves 2
Calories per person: 160; Fat: 9.5g; Protein: 5.5g; Carb: 17g; Fiber: 6g

3.    Stofuberry

The soft tofu gives this smoothie a silky texture as well as satisfying protein. I promise you; you won’t be able to tell there’s tofu in your drink!

1 ½ cups strawberries without the stem
½ cup soft tofu (approx. 4 ounces)
2 pitted dates
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth – add extra water if needed.

Serves 2
Calories per person: 142; Fat: 5.7g; Protein: 7g; Carb: 18g; Fiber: 5.1g

4.    Spiced Banadate

This smoothie will give you instant energy from the simple sugars in dates and banana. To balance out the sugars, you get a healthy amount of protein from the cottage cheese. The oats and cinnamon will help to keep your blood sugar steady. One of my favorite pre-workout snacks!

½ cup fat-free cottage cheese
1 medium very ripe banana
3 pitted dates
2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats
Generous pinch ground cinnamon (to taste)
Pinch ground ginger (to taste)
Even smaller pinch ground nutmeg (to taste)
1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth – add extra water if needed.

Serves 2
Calories per person: 150; Fat: <1g; Protein: 7.6g; Carb: 30g; Fiber: 3g

5.    Almondberry Chocolate

Greek yogurt + almond butter + blackberries + chocolate?! Does this even need an explanation on why to drink this? For me personally; it doesn’t get much better than this ;) Super yummy! This is an all-round winner: protein – healthy fats – lots of fiber and packed with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals!

1 ½ cups blackberries
½ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons almond butter
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
Few drops of stevia
1 cup ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth – add extra water if needed.

Serves 2
Calories per person: 195; Fat: 10.5g; Protein: 8.5g; Carb: 19g; Fiber: 8g

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3 responses to “An Indie Chicks Article: 5 Healthy Smoothies Your Taste Buds, Body AND Waistline Will LOVE!

  1. I love your smoothie names! Tofu is a great addition – make ‘em so thick and creamy.

    • Thanks Laura, and I agree! I can’t eat tofu too often because I’m quite intolerant to soy (bummer!) but every now and then I cheat ;)
      About your fitness competition; November?! That would be pretty fast! You didn’t start your regime until June right? Or did I misinterpreted that… :)

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