No time for a meal? Grab a smoothie 8 Super Scrumptious Smoothies


Saudi Gazette

One of the most common excuses for skipping meals is usually scarcity of time. Even though that is not good enough when it can be detrimental to health, we are here with solutions to that problem. People with low blood pressure or sugar and other health problems should always have healthy snacks with them. But for those of you who are always on the move and unable to grab a bite, have a smoothie instead. Smoothies can be nutritious and filling if made right. Load it up with veggies or proteins and make sure you have it during the day. Smoothies can also work as scrumptious desserts and are easier to have and make than full meals. We have collected eight easy-to-make-at-home recipes even children will love. Combine all ingredients together in a blender and puree until smooth.

Mixed Berry Smoothie


1 cup frozen mixed berries.

1 frozen ripe banana.

1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt.

1/4 cup orange juice.

1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1 large banana, peeled

1 cup ice cubes

1/2 cup almond milk

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

1 large ripe banana sliced and frozen

2 tablespoon salted natural peanut butter

1-2 dates

1 tablespoon cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder

1 to 1 1/2 cups Almond milk Original Unsweetened

1/2 cup ice

Pina Colada Smoothie

1 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 banana

1/4 cup ice cubes

2 teaspoons honey, optional

Pineapple wedges for garnish

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

2 cups frozen strawberries

1 fresh banana, peeled

1 cup milk

1 cup Ice

1 tablespoon honey as sweetener

Skinny Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

1 cup unsweetened almond milk or sub another milk

1 large orange peeled

1 container orange creamsicle yogurt

1 medium sized banana

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon truvia or sub another sweetener

1/2-1 cup ice depending on desired thickness

Green Smoothie

1 cup almond milk

1 cup baby kale or spinach leaves

1 frozen banana, roughly chopped

2-3 ice cubes

1 tablespoon almond butter or peanut butter

1 tablespoon of pure chia seeds

l1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Pinch of ground cinnamon

Mocha Smoothie

1 tablespoon almond butter.

1 cup frozen raspberries.

1/2 banana, sliced.

2 scoops chocolate protein powder.

1/2 cup iced coffee concentrate or 3/4 cup chilled regular coffee.

1/4 cup almond milk or regular low-fat milk.

1 teaspoon honey as sweetener