Fruit smoothies, healthy and natural drinks

Natural fruit smoothies are a healthy way to take different types of fruits . In addition, these natural drinks give us energy and are great satiating recipes. Therefore, it prevents us from eating between meals and they are favorable to maintain our ideal weight.

Enjoy a natural drink rich in water, vitamins and minerals. We recommend some fantastic recipes to enjoy fruit in a different way.

Fruit smoothies, a natural and healthy drink

The fruit smoothie is a summer classic, but we can prepare it throughout the year with different recipes and seasonal fruits .

We always recommend fresh and natural food. If we use fresh fruits we find colorful, showy, healthy and delicious foods. In addition, with these foods we can make countless recipes. They are foods that we must always have in our kitchen.

Likewise, we always recommend eating natural, whole and seasonal fruit. Eating the fruit with its skin is a very healthy way to ingest all the nutrients that these foods offer us. 

It is also true that it can be boring to always eat the same way. For this reason, the different recipes for homemade smoothies can be a more than healthy option.

Homemade smoothies are much healthier than industrial juices that we can buy packaged. In addition, these homemade juice recipes contain almost everything that fruit gives us.

However, these drinks provide us with less fiber and therefore more sugar. Therefore, we have to know that it is a healthy option, but we should not abuse or substitute whole and seasonal fruits.

Fruit smoothies, a perfect combination

Natural fruit smoothie recipes can also be combined with vegetables to enhance its flavor and combine nutritional benefits. Likewise, they are a highly recommended option to start the day or as a snack.

In order not to fall into the food routine, these recipes are ideal and in addition, they are nutritious and with many benefits for our health. They provide us with vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, among other nutrients. In addition, they are satiating and can go very well to control our weight.

Fruit smoothies for the whole family

These healthy shakes, as you will see, are very easy recipes to make, they are very healthy and recommended for the whole family.

Don’t your kids want to eat fruit? It is a perfect food for the little ones. These recipes are very easy to prepare. You can choose different recipes that children will surely like. You can combine them with milk, yogurt and other vegetable drinks. Also, you can use fruits that they like such as strawberries , orange , melon and use them as desserts.

In addition to having plenty of water and nutrients beneficial to health, it has a taste that makes you fall in love. You have the option of preparing these shakes with milk or yogurt to give it a creamier texture.

In summer, you can enjoy these drinks with ice cream that I assure you will be a success , especially for the little ones in the house. These recipes can be used in desserts, snacks or a healthy snack. In summer, you can add ice to make it more refreshing.

Ask your children to help you make a delicious fresh food smoothie and you will see how, in addition to enjoying making a recipe as a family, the result will be surprising.

What are fruit smoothies?

We can call smoothies a crushed preparation that combines natural foods, mainly fruits and vegetables. In addition, we can add other ingredients such as vegetable drinks, milk or yogurt.

Los smoothies

Natural fruit smoothies or smoothies are becoming more and more fashionable and we are glad that a healthy food is becoming fashionable.

Smoothies combine many more ingredients than a simple shake. In most cases, it is a thicker and creamier preparation. In addition, they can also combine frozen ingredients to give a different texture.

Smoothies are ideal preparations for a healthy diet. They combine natural ingredients like fruits, vegetables and greens with other foods like seeds, spices and other superfoods.

How do you make a fruit smoothie?

The fastest way to make these juices is with a traditional blender, although there are currently ideal blenders for great results.

Enjoy these natural drinks combined with other fruits, vegetables, with milk, yogurt, vegetable drinks or even ice cream. In summer, try adding ice, it is super refreshing.

When to drink fruit smoothies?

These homemade and natural drinks are really appetizing at any time. However, it is advisable to take them for breakfast, as a snack and sometimes as desserts. We just have to choose the ideal ingredients for each moment.

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Likewise, the ingredients must be natural and of the highest quality. Also, it is much better if they are fresh and in season. When the fruit is at its optimum point of ripeness, it is much more delicious and much healthier.

Benefits of fruit smoothie

As we have already told repeatedly, fruits are an essential food in our diet. Another fun way to drink them is through these healthy shakes. Be it sweet, sour or other fruits, combine them in a healthy way.

A drink full of health

Choose your recipe to make an exclusive and healthy drink. A drink that can help us as a cleanser that helps us cleanse our body of accumulated impurities.

Certainly, there are no miracle recipes that cause radical changes in our body. But, it is true that incorporating these recipes in our diet will help us to have a healthy diet.

Antioxidant drink

An ideal antioxidant supplement to delay aging and achieve radiant and healthy skin.

Intestinal regulator

It is ideal to accelerate the digestive system since it is much easier to digest than whole fruit, although this way we consume less fiber.

In the short term they improve intestinal transit, although it is advisable to combine it with fresh and raw fruits so that the intestinal rhythm works normally.

Ideal for weight loss diets

Do you need to lose weight? Follow a low calorie diet, exercise regularly and as a complement, try our recipes for fruit shakes and you will not miss your old eating habits.

Energy drink

Due to the composition and according to the recipe we can have an energy drink, ideal to start the day or regain strength in a snack that can give us the extra to end the day.

A drink full of vitamins and minerals that will help you have a balanced diet and lead a much healthier life.

Fruit smoothies: healthy ideas

Here are some ideas so you can make fruit smoothies in a different and healthy way. You will surely like them.

Kiwi

The kiwi is a delicious sour fruit  bird name that has become an essential in our diet. With a very characteristic acid flavor, it  provides us with  essential vitamins and minerals for our health.

Its harvesting season and best time of consumption takes place  between the months of October and March . However, the season can be extended depending on the year and including the months of September and April.

Kiwi, Apple and Spinach Smoothie

The kiwi, green apple and spinach smoothie is a very cleansing drink, it is a natural detox that helps us eliminate toxins from our body.

 Recipe type Drinks
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Kiwi, Apple
 Preparation time 20 minutos
 Total time 20 minutos
 For how many people? 1 persona

Ingredients

  • bowl raw spinach leaves
  • kiwi
  • green apple
  • 1 vaso agua

Recipe preparation

  1. Wash the spinach leaves well.

  2. Peel the kiwi.

  3. It is optional to peel the apple although I prefer to wash it well and introduce it with the skin.

  4. Beat everything and mix with the glass of water.

To make the kiwi smoothie we just have to join the ingredients and beat them.

As a recommendation, in an  American glass it is done very simply,  although if we do not have one, with a good conventional mixer, we can do it without problems.

Mandarina

The mandarin is one of the most consumed citrus fruits on the entire planet.  They are one of the most desired fruits in the fall. In addition, it has very beneficial properties for our health, especially at this time of year.

The campaign begins between September and October  (early autumn) and lasts until February. In this period of dates we can find the seasonal mandarin in our markets.

Mandarin orange smoothie

The mandarin and mango smoothie is an antioxidant drink that helps us delay aging, strengthens our body.

 Recipe type Drinks
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Tangerine, Mango
 Preparation time 20 minutos
 Total time 20 minutos
 For how many people? 1 persona

Ingredients

  • units of tangerines
  • 1/2 unit of mango
  • glass of soy, rice, almond or other similar vegetable drink (milk can also be used)
  • unit of natural yogurt without sugar
  • tablespoon of honey (optional)

Recipe preparation

  1. We peel the fruit and prepare it to put it in the blender glass. It is important that it does not take long so that it does not rust.

  2. We add the milk or vegetable drink and the yogurt.

  3. If we want to add a little more sweetness to the shake, we add the tablespoon of honey.

The mandarin and mango smoothie can be taken for breakfast or at any time of the day as a snack or snack.

A trick to have this smoothie out of season or just to  give it a  different cold touch is to freeze the fruit before preparing it.

Guana

The soursop is a very characteristic tropical fruit. It is known for its nutritional properties that benefit our health.  In addition, its green appearance and full of thorns is very striking.

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We find a fruit that can only surprise you, both for its appearance and for its varieties of vitamins and minerals.

Soursop and pineapple smoothie

The soursop smoothie is an ideal drink to ingest all the properties of this sweet fruit. In addition, pineapple adds an ideal complement.

 Recipe type Drinks
 Recipe type Americana
 Main fruit Soursop, Pineapple
 Preparation time 20 minutos
 Total time 20 minutos
 For how many people? 1 persona

Ingredients

  • glass of soursop without bones
  • 1/2 glass of pineapple peeled and cut
  • 1/2 vaso de agua mineral
  • tablespoon chia seeds

Recipe preparation

  1. We soak the chia so that it softens for approximately 30 minutes in the water that we are going to use.

  2. If we use a blender, we place the pulp of the soursop without bones with the pineapple in a bowl to beat or directly in the blender to blend or beat these fruits.

  3. Add the water with the chia to the previous result and mix until there is a homogeneous liquid

Recipe Notes

I hope you like the recipe, it is delicious and it is also very healthy.

The soursop smoothie can be taken on an empty stomach or at any time of the day  when you are hungry, since in addition to providing vitamins and minerals, it is a satiating and low-calorie drink ideal for weight loss diets.

FIG

Among the sweet fruits, we find the fig , a formidable  sweet fruit with medicinal properties  that will surprise you.

The most optimal season for fig harvesting is  during the months of exhaustion and October.  however, we can find some varieties of figs from the month of July. Therefore, we have to take advantage of this delicious fruit, since the season is very short.

Fig smoothie with banana

The fig is an ideal fruit to add to our diet. It is very fun and delicious to have a fantastic fig smoothie accompanied with banana.

 Recipe type Drinks
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit Figs, Banana
 Preparation time 15 minutes
 Total time 15 minutes
 For how many people? 1 persona

Ingredients

  • 4 higos frescos
  • banana from the Canary Islands or banana
  • tablespoon whole cane sugar or pan
  • 300 ml of organic vegetable drink or the one you like the most
  • cinnamon pepper

Recipe preparation

  1. In our blender we introduce the four pieces of peeled figs, the piece of banana or the tablespoon of sugar or panela.

  2. Beat for two minutes well until puree.

  3. Add the vegetable drink and beat one more minute until having a homogeneous texture.

  4. Serve in a glass and add a pinch of cinnamon.

To make the smoothie with figs,  you can  substitute the panela for three pitted dates  for a smoothie of pure energy and a delicious flavor.

Cinnamon adds a delicious aromatic touch  to these types of drinks with fresh fruits.

Apricot

The apricot , spring and summer fruit, orange in color with numerous antioxidant properties and rich in vitamins A and C.

It is a fruit that helps us protect our body from free radicals and cell deterioration,  stimulating our natural defenses.

In addition, the consumption of fruits and vegetables is highly recommended due to their large amount of antioxidants that these foods contain.

Their season  begins in May , although we can begin to find them in season in the month of April. In addition, we can enjoy this food until the end of summer. More specifically, until the month of September. It is the period in which we can enjoy its beneficial properties that it has for our health.

Apricot smoothie

The  apricot smoothie  is a fabulous drink full of healthy properties and benefits for our health.

 Recipe type Drinks
 Recipe type Mediterranean
 Main fruit apricot
 Preparation time 20 minutos
 Total time 20 minutos
 For how many people? 1 persona

Ingredients

  • apricots crudos the frozen
  • raw or frozen plantain
  • mint leaves without stems
  • cup coconut or almond milk

Recipe preparation

  1. Apricots are washed with clean water.

  2. They are peeled and the bone that is discarded is separated.

  3. We crush it together with the banana and mint.

  4. Add the coconut or almond drink and enjoy this fabulous apricot juice.

We can vary the apricot smoothie recipe by using mango or papaya instead of banana.  The three options will have an excellent flavor and magnificent properties and benefits for our health.

You can also  change the herb and use ginger, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, or cloves  instead of or in combination with mint.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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