This new year, smoothie recipes are what you need to jump-start a healthy diet plan. With the winter holiday feasting all over, you can now say bye-bye to rich and fatty foods and say hello to refreshing smoothie recipes!
Healthy Smoothie Recipes To Beat Holiday Bulge
Did partying, feasting, and drinking over the last couple of months leave you feeling heavy and guilty? I must admit, I had my fair share of guilt being the cook and hostess last Christmas and Thanksgiving. I even went on a leftover-binge spree, all because I don't want to waste any food (or so I tell myself and so, justified). We've all been-there-done-that with New Year's resolutions, but this one I have will truly delight you. I'm starting the New Year off both with a loud bang and a slurp. Yes, slurp and indulge, (guilt-free, mind you) with these delicious but nutritious smoothie recipes.
1. Spinach Smoothie
Packed with vitamins and nutrients, this fruits and veggie blend will be the best post workout smoothie when you start your year. Bananas, apples, lime, and star-of-the-show spinach make up this refreshing and healthy mix.
2. Berry And Mint Smoothies
Add spice and zest with mint to a tangy blend of berries and nectarine to even out the flavor. You can further boost the flavor and health factor by using coconut water instead of regular tap or purified water. Isn't this a gem of a recipe?
3. Skinny Berry Protein Smoothie
Get your regular dose of protein from this refreshing vegetable drink made healthier with vegan almond milk. To make your almond milk, just blend a cup of almonds with two cups of water and add honey to sweeten. Use this milk to make your protein smoothie.
4. Immune Boosting Smoothie
Stay healthy and boost your immune system in the cold winter days ahead of New Year with this healthy smoothie recipe. With the healthy goodness of Matcha green tea, ginger, lemon, orange, banana, and honey, you can have as much of this tasty concoction as you want.
5. Freezer Smoothie Packs
So, you're too lazy to prepare a smoothie even for your New Year's resolution? This trick will give you no reason to slack off. Prepare batches of fruit slices and other ingredients, put it in containers or bags, then pop them in the freezer. You can easily prepare a smoothie every day with this trick
6. Pineapple And Kiwi Smoothie
Let's admit it, as we set goals for shedding the pounds this New Year, we're thinking of our bikini bod come summer. This tropical smoothie will inspire you to detox and slim down as you slurp on the fresh flavors of summer.
7. Whiteout Smoothie
If you don't really like thick smoothies, then this white and light smoothie is your best alternative. It's lighter, but still nutritious with superfood flax seeds, bananas, and coconut milk.
8. Body-Booster Lemon And Pomegranate Smoothie
Missing the Christmas and New Year celebration already? Here's a smoothie recipe to help you remember the taste and feel (it's just not heavily smothered in thick gravy or cream, though). Just the fruity, festive, and jovial part with sprinkles of pomegranate seeds.
9. New Year's Detox Smoothie
Don't feel too guilty for pigging out over the holidays. This healthy greens (kale, spinach, parsley, mint) smoothie recipe will help you get back on track! Just add lemon, ginger, cucumber, pear, water, and Daily Good Greens powder.
10. Fresh Turmeric Tonic
Google turmeric and you'll be taken by the amazing health benefits of this wonderful root spice. Try it in this refreshing mix along with ginger, fresh orange, and carrot juice. You'll find it energizing as it is refreshing.
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11. Strawberry And Avocado Smoothie
If you can't get over your sweet cravings of the holiday's best desserts and pastries, you will with this strawberry and avocado smoothie. You'll find the natural goodness of this smoothie just as sweet as the last dessert you indulged in.
12. Mango, Peach, And Strawberry
If the strawberry and avocado smoothie didn't help much, and you're still haunted by your last fruit pie, then this mango, peach, and strawberry smoothie might! All the natural sweetness will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth for good.
13. Tropical Smoothie Recipe
We have here another fruit smoothie recipe to enjoy this New Year and remind you of the tropical island breeze. Well, you can enjoy this all the way into summer to keep you feeling light and energized, and inspire you to sweat it out in a more active lifestyle.
14. Mango Cucumber Mint Smoothie
So you're missing your cocktail drinks from the holiday season? Get a taste of your party drinks with a hint of mint in this mango and cucumber smoothie. I'm pretty positive you'll enjoy feeling more energized instead of hungover!
15. Cucumber Ginger Smoothie
If you want light and extra smooth, then this cucumber and ginger smoothie is for you. Frankly, I'd dig this one for this year since I have resolved to cut out any and kind of sweets.
16. Carrot, Mango, And Kiwi Smoothie
I love this carrot, mango, and kiwi combination in a smoothie, not just for New Year but all year round. This should make a perfect breakfast instead or along with a nice bowl of porridge or muesli. Try this with your kids and I'm sure they'll love it too.
17. Strawberry, Banana, And Chia Seeds Smoothie
Make room for one more and try this crazy healthy smoothie from Weelicious:
There you have it, healthy foodies! Nutritious smoothie recipes to start the year anew. Now you know what to get when feeling bloated and toxic inside. You can even give a cupful to your kids so they learn healthy eating at an early age. Enjoy these smoothie recipes and get clean and healthy this New Year!
Which of these smoothie recipes will you give a thumbs up and a try? We'll be delighted to find out all about it in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.