Fruit Smoothies

When most people think of smoothies they think of fruit smoothies. They are definitely the most popular type of smoothie. The fruit smoothie recipes below incorporate all of the wonderful fruits mother nature has to offer in a number of delicious combinations.

Strawberry Walnut Smoothie

Strawberry Walnut SmoothieI’m back with another rich, creamy, nutrient-dense smoothie for all you nut lovers.

Trail mix has been my primary vehicle for consuming a variety of delicious and nutritious nuts. Lately, though, I’ve been sprinkling at least one nut into my smoothies to get more nourishing nuts into my diet.

Here are the health benefits of walnuts and the other star ingredient of this smoothie.

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Lemon Lime Avocado Smoothie

Lemon Lime Avocado SmoothieThere’s nothing quite like a glass of ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Except maybe this citrus smoothie, which is both refreshing and filling.

Starting your day with a little lemon juice and warm water is a proven health strategy. It wakes up your digestive system, flushes toxins, and is hydrating. To change things up and get more lemony goodness (pulp and pith are loaded with nutrition) you can blend the whole thing.

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Back To School Strawberry Smoothie

Back To School Strawberry SmoothieGo to the head of the class by fueling yourself with this delicious and nutritious smoothie!

I love to learn new things, especially regarding nutrition, and have embraced the idea of life-long learning. While I’m not currently attending a formal school, I often have to rush out the door in the morning. This is where smoothies are a life saver for me.

It’s all too common for people to skip breakfast or grab something unhealthy and run out the door. Some days you may be that crunched for time. Most days you have 5-10 minutes to whip up a healthy smoothie that will set the tone for your entire day.

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Super Berry Smoothie

Oh how I love my berries :)Super Berry Smoothie

Sprinkled on yogurt or ice cream, in a salad, dehydrated in trail mixes, in pancakes and waffles – there’s no shortage of ways to incorporate these lovelies into your diet.

As you might imagine my preferred method of eating berries is via smoothies.

People often get carried away with sugary fruit in their smoothies creating what I like to call a sugar-bomb. That’s hard to do with berries, which are naturally sweet, but don’t contain too much sugar.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Smoothie

Strawberry Oat SmoothieTickle your taste buds with this delicious, nutritious, and filling smoothie. Breakfast, lunch, or healthy snack – this smoothie has you covered.

In this third installment of oatmeal based smoothies I bring you this strawberry treat. Strawberries are just coming into season here in Michigan which means I need clear out those stragglers in my freezer from last year to make room for a fresh crop.

Here’s a quick rundown of the health benefits of this smoothie.

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Lemony Coconut Smoothie

Lemony Coconut SmoothieThis is a refreshing and satiating smoothie featuring what I consider a delicacy. Young coconuts, also referred to as Thai coconuts, are not always easy to come by where I live and can be a bit pricey. Consider yourself lucky if young coconuts are native to where you live.

When I do get my hands on this choice food I usually guzzle the coconut water immediately after opening. It’s full of electrolytes and very hydrating. Perfect after a run or workout.

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