Smoothies are becoming increasingly popular with folks who are constantly on-the-go but still want to live a healthy lifestyle.

Smoothies tend to be much healthier than your average meal not only because the ingredients are mostly fresh fruits and vegetables, but also because food in a liquidized form is much easier to digest and allows for more nutrient absorption. This in turn, leads to better health and more energy.

The great thing about smoothies is that you can have fun combining all kinds of different healthy ingredients, (like ginger, peanut butter, or spinach) and it’s likely your smoothie will still taste good – or maybe even better! For example, adding a flavored protein powder to any smoothie is a great way to start the day and keep you full until lunch time.

Here are a few delicious smoothie recipes all under 4 ingredients, with the ingredients typically found at your average grocery store. Although some recipes calls for frozen produce, you can substitute fresh produce if you are without a freezer. We recommend using a small, personal blender like the NurtiBullet for easy storage and fast clean-up.

Not Easy Being Green

1 green apple (with skin, cut into chunks)

1/2 cup frozen spinach

1/2 piece fresh ginger (peeled, cut into small pieces)

1/2 of an avocado

Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth. You can also add fresh lime juice according to taste. Makes one serving.

Strawberry Swing

8 frozen strawberries

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut

Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender. Possible extras include 2 tablespoons rolled oats, a pinch of cinnamon or 2 tablespoons flax meal. Blend until smooth. Makes one serving.

Blue Magic

3/4 cup frozen blueberries

1 tablespoon almond butter

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

2 tablespoons rolled oats

Directions: Place all ingredients into a blender. Possible extras include a frozen banana, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/2 inch-piece fresh ginger (peeled), and 2 tablespoons flax meal. Makes one serving.

Enjoy! Let us know what you think about the recipes by leaving comments below!

Sources

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