5 Tasty Antioxidant Smoothies

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Did you have a healthy breakfast this morning, or are you always rushing and missing breakfast?

I’m sure you all must be wondering what I mean by the term: “Healthy Breakfast.”

As much as we love to include the word “healthy” in our diet, the busy mornings and tight schedules force us to skip on the nutritious foods and binge on quick and unhealthy options. The result? We end up feeling drowsy, lethargic and out of focus for the rest of the day. Plus we add an extra inch to our already exceeding waistlines.

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So what do we do to maintain the balance between health and taste?

Smoothies!!

Yes, they are virtually guilt-free, low calorie, sweet drinks that are so good you can never get enough! The best part, though, is they are so easy to make, and you can tailor them to what you like. Experiment and you can taste something new each day.

And for the weight watchers, these weight-loss smoothies will give your mornings a super solid take-off that will last you the entire day. The best part about drinking these smoothies is that they help you lose weight, and the scales will smile back at you in no time.

So get ready to toss and whip together the goodness found in fruits and vegetables, and say “hello” to health and wellness.

Below are five diet smoothie recipes:

1. Spinach Smoothie

The first smoothie is the green smoothie that includes the wholesomeness of both fruits and vegetables. The only way you can have raw spinach in breakfast is by making a delicious smoothie out of it. And the benefits of spinach are endless. Rich in vitamin A and C, spinach is low in fat and cholesterol, and high in calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, and phosphorus. In other words, spinach has something good for every part of your body. The health promoting phytonutrients in spinach also provides you with powerful antioxidant protection. When combined with banana, orange and coconut water, it’s a glass full of goodness. However, this spinach smoothie doesn’t taste like vegetables at all. Taste it, and forever change your opinion on drinking vegetables.

2. Peanut Butter Smoothie

Did you know peanut butter along with being finger-licking-good also has amazing health benefits? The proteins and minerals packed in peanut butter reduce the risk of hypertension and stroke. The fiber content is high as well. Peanut butter is loaded with antioxidants that prevent certain health issues. The benefits of this golden butter increases two times when blended with banana, which keeps you feeling full for longer so you can skip binge eating. For a special treat, add a squirt of your favorite syrup!

3. Mixed Berry Smoothie

Berries are considered the best fruits when it comes to weight loss because of their low sugar content when compared to other fruits like mangoes and bananas. Berries are packed with antioxidants, metabolism boosters and fibers, all of which speed up your weight loss process. Berries may help adverse the effects of aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and helps in controlling high blood pressure. Mixing the berry smoothie recipe with yogurt works like a magic potion on those extra pounds. And they are an excellent substitute when your sweet tooth is active.

4. Vegetable Smoothie

Cucumbers are great to keep you hydrated and flush out the harmful toxins from your body. They aid the weight loss process and fights inflammation. Plus they make a fantastic base for a yummy smoothie. Cucumbers when tossed in the blender with celery, bell peppers and apples becomes a treat you can look forward to!

5. Almond, Papaya and Banana Smoothie

Almonds are treasured as the most favorite nuts from centuries ago and for centuries to come. They are best known for reducing cholesterol, rich in fiber and antioxidants. They are used in many forms, from whole, raw nuts to powder. They can even be found in cosmetics.

Papayas are incredibly healthy. The antioxidants in papaya fight inflammation and the nutrients keep you looking younger for longer. It also aids proper digestion. Bananas are loaded with nutrients and minerals that are good for you in more than one way. This smoothie of almond, papaya and banana is a powerhouse of good health and weight loss. Plus it gives you radiant and glowing skin.

These smoothies take so little effort and give you so much in return. They are good for you in every possible way, even in ways you can’t imagine. For quicker and better weight loss and a fit toned body, include easy exercises to lose fat that will fasten your weight loss process and help you beat the stress for good.

Shifting to a healthier diet is a way to show gratitude to your body for everything that it does for you. Altering your eating habits can help you undo all the damage that you have caused to yourself and lead a life that is much more active, positive, and healthy.


Surbhi Bhatnagar is a girl in her twenties, excited to discover more about herself. She writes to relieve stress, promote concentration, and to reinvent herself. Writing is enchanting like meditation and stimulates the deepest parts of her that are still waiting to be explored. It broadens her vision and gives wings to figments of her imagination. She believes in the power of analyzing herself and someday finding a better human inside.

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