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5 Four-Ingredient Smoothie Recipes

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

If you were looking to change up your smoothie game, these five four-ingredient smoothies are for you. Packed with juicy and flavorful fruits and veggies, these healthy smoothie recipes are powerhouses of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that not only taste great but are great for your body too.        

      

First up, we have a golden yellow smoothie that’s as bright as sunshine, with carrots and apples for a kick of sweetness. Smooth and creamy avocados bring a dose of healthy fats. Feel free to add a little bit of ginger or turmeric for an extra serving of immune boosting goodness. If you drop in some ripe frozen mango too, you’ll now have a tropical smoothie on your hands.          

      

For those who want to add a bit more protein to their diets, we have a sweet and salty cashew smoothie, using plain Greek yogurt, rimmed with sea salt and sweetened with banana plus some optional agave nectar. It reminds us of smooth and creamy peanut butter covered frozen bananas. After that, a dark red berry beet smoothie uses the natural sugars found in beets and the bright burst of berry flavors to make you forget there’s also a bunch of fiber loaded kale in there.        

      

Spinach, banana, pineapple, oh my! The next one on our list is a green team that benefits from a spoonful of matcha for extra flavor that makes you think of popular matcha floats. Finally, an off pink strawberry lettuce smoothie that brings together the popular combination of strawberries and bananas with almond milk. Did we mention this one (if you skip the whey protein powder) plus a few of the previous ones are also vegan? Change it up with coconut milk for a different flavor.        

      

You can use frozen fruits and vegetables to make an icy treat for those hot after gym workouts as well as portion out each of them beforehand if you’re into weekly meal preps. As a meal replacement, these are perfectly healthy breakfast smoothies to help you start the day right.          

      

Whether you’re making these to up your fruit and vegetable intake, or if you have some fitness and health goals in mind, these delicious smoothies will help you reach them. We hope you give them and try and let us know how you like them in the comment section.

 

Here are the 5 smoothies that you’ll need for the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge.  Be sure to check out the official challenge page for all the details as well as the complete grocery list!

Again, the purpose is to increase our consumption of raw veggies and fruits, as well as give us ideas/inspiration for new flavor combinations that we can use to enrich our own diet.

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GOLDEN YELLOW SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Ingredients

golden yellow smoothie

Ingredients for 1 serving:

1 large carrot
½ medium avocado
1 small red apple
½ medium cucumber, peeled
Optional Add-ons:
1-inch piece of ginger
1-inch piece of turmeric
6 oz water
ice

Steps

Add ingredients to a blender, then gradually increase the speed until it reaches the maximum speed. Blend until smooth

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Calories
242
Protein
4g
Fat
11g
Carbs
37g
Sodium
-
Fiber
12g
Sugar
20g
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SWEET & SALTY CASHEW SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 cup 2% Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons raw oatmeal
  • Optional Add-ons:
    • 1 date (or 1/2 tablespoon agave OR 1g Stevia in the raw)
  • ice
Steps

Add ingredients to a blender, then gradually increase the speed until it reaches the maximum speed. Blend until smooth.  Add some coarse sea salt to the rim of the glass, then pour in the smoothie. Alternatively, you can also just add a pinch or two of coarse sea salt to the smoothie after blending.

Calories
534
Protein
32g
Fat
21g
Carbs
58g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
17g
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BERRY BEET RED SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Ingredients

Ingredients for 2 servings (because of volume):

  • 2 cups of shredded kale
  • 1 small mandarin orange
  • 1 beet
  • ½ cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
  • Optional Add-ons:
    • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 8oz water
  • ice

Steps

Add ingredients to a blender, then gradually increase the speed until it reaches the maximum speed. Blend until smooth.

Calories
104
Protein
6g
Fat
1g
Carbs
23g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
13g
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HIPSTER GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 cup of 2% cottage cheese
  • 2 cups raw spinach
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple
  • Optional Add-ons:
    • 1 teaspoon  Matcha green tea powder
  • ice

Steps

Add ingredients to a blender, then gradually increase the speed until it reaches the maximum speed. Blend until smooth.

Calories
363
Protein
34g
Fat
4g
Carbs
48g
Sodium
-
Fiber
5g
Sugar
9g
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STRAWBERRY LETTUCE (OFF PINK) SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Ingredients

Ingredients for 1 serving:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 1/2 cup of chopped lettuce
  • 1 banana
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • Optional Add-ons:
    • 1 scoop unflavored or vanilla whey protein powder (30g isolate whey with 1g carb)

Steps

Add ingredients to a blender, then gradually increase the speed until it reaches the maximum speed. Blend until smooth.

Calories
283
Protein
26g
Fat
3g
Carbs
38g
Sodium
-
Fiber
8g
Sugar
5g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.