Smoothies are one of the great ways to get a lot of protein, healthy sugar, fiber, vitamins and potassium, and you don’t have to pay a lot to get the vegetables and fruits to make it happen. You can find all different kinds of frozen fruits readily available to throw in a blender and create an icy, yet delicious morning, afternoon or after dinner treat. These smoothie ideas are awesome, containing super nutritious qualities while also making it easy on the wallet. In addition, you don’t need any supplements, which are prohibited under food stamp laws. All you need is the bare ingredients.
Wake yourself up with a frozen berry smoothie. This recipe combines 1 ¼ cups orange juice, 1 banana, 1 ¼ cups frozen berries (raspberries, blackberries or blueberries), and ½ cup of low-fat plain yogurt. This is a great way to jump start your day and get started on a healthy diet with vitamin c, fiber, potassium and calcium.
Take It With You
You can put this smoothie in your thermos and be ready for a productive morning at school or work. This is a protein and fiber rich smoothie that combines 1 cup frozen mixed berries, ½ banana, ½ cup apple juice and ¼ cup silken tofu for a tasty tree that takes minutes to create in a blender.
Did You Say Avocado
Everyone loves avocado and this super food is also wonderful for your smoothies. Creamy avocado makes some surprising sweet smoothies packed full of energy, perfect for a follow up after the gym. This avocado smoothie combines with raspberry for an extra fruity delicious treat. All you need is 1 avocado, peeled and pitted; ¾ cup orange juice, ¾ cup raspberry juice and ½ cup frozen raspberries. Remember not to thaw the berries, just toss them in with the rest and hit blend.
If you love a banana smoothie, you’re not the only one. This smoothie packs a sensational hit for the tongue and combines tofu, soymilk, cocoa and soy milk to make one delicious chocolate-y banana delight. Combine 1 banana, ½ cup silken tofu, ½ cup soymilk, 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder and 1 tbsp. honey to get this afternoon pick me up smoothie ready.
This is an exotic flavored smoothie that combines with papaya, making it a great after dinner dessert option for its digestive enzyme properties. Papain is known as one of those super foods that just helps when you need to settle your stomach after a good meal. Combine 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple, ½ cup chopped peeled papaya, ¼ cup guava nectar, 1 tbsp. lime juice, 1 tsp. grenadine, and ½ cup ice.