Refresh Spring Smoothies with Oats, Kale, Coconut & More
Mar 25th, 2016
Lighten up your menu this Spring with smoothies! Packed with superfood ingredients, nutrients and antioxidants, smoothies are a simple solution for staying on track even on the busiest days. Whether you love greens or would prefer drinking them in a delicious “ice cream” smoothie instead, we have superfood-packed smoothie recipes to help renew and refresh your menu this season!
From kale to coconut to oats and ginger, sneaking nutrient-dense superfoods into your smoothies is an easy way to add a dose of healthy nutrients into your diet with minimal prep and no cooking—perfect for beautiful Spring days!
Oats are not just for oatmeal or overnight oats. Instead, try adding this versatile grain into your smoothies! Packed with fiber, adding oats to your morning smoothie will help keep you full and energized all morning. Try this Berry Oat Smoothie complete with Greek yogurt, vanilla protein powder, oats and chia seeds for an energizing breakfast option.
Drink Your Greens with Coconut
Add more kale to your diet with smoothies! Kale is a simple way to add nutrients and antioxidants to your smoothies. The fruit and other ingredients are the main flavors, while still packing a plethora of nutrients from this superfood veggie. Try this Coconut Kale Ice Cream Smoothie for a healthy, nutrient-packed sweet treat! With cashew milk, banana, kale and coconut as the main ingredients, this smoothie tastes like ice cream without the fat or calorie load—plus, it packs serious nutrient value. Pro tip: use a frozen banana to skip the ice. Blend this smoothie for a mid-morning snack or post-workout fuel.
Refresh your day with a green smoothie that will help you glow. Consuming adequate nutrients, antioxidants and water for hydration are natural ways to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Try this simple, 4-ingredient On the Glow Smoothie packed with antioxidant and nutrient-rich spinach. Almond milk, banana, pineapple and spinach are the only ingredients needed for this refreshing Spring smoothie, so it’s perfect for busy afternoon on the go. Blend this to beat the 3 p.m. slump and energize the rest of your day!
Ginger is a spice packed with nutritional properties, and many ancient cultures celebrate its medicinal properties, as well. Ginger is said to help fight nausea and new scientific studies are beginning to show it may help regulate blood sugar, too. While this spice can seem intimidating, adding it to your smoothies is a delicious way to incorporate it into your diet. Try this Strawberry Ginger Mango Smoothie for a nutrient boost anytime of day!
Enjoy refreshing your menu this Spring with healthy, nutrient-packed smoothies perfect for anytime of day! For more smoothie inspiration, check out our Smoothies + Juices Pinterest board!