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Smoothies - Recipes and Tips For Delicious Healthy Smoothies Everytime!

If you like getting your vitamins and minerals from fresh whole food sources, then you're going to absolutely fall in love with this Smoothies Recipes section of our website.

Just in time for summer when fresh fruits and vegetables are in abundance, get inspired by the smoothies you can whip up in mere minutes with benefits that can last all day.

Five Tips For GREAT Smoothies Everytime!

Before you dive in and check out all the awesome recipes for delicious, healthy smoothies... here are a few tips to help your smoothies recipes turn into a fantastic and healthy experience.

Smoothies Tip #1: Whenever possible, use freshly made juice (using a juicer) for recipes that call for either vegetable and/or fruit juices. You will dramatically increase the healthy benefits fresh juice can deliver and you will notice a boost in overall taste.

Smoothies Tip #2: For fruit ingredients that tend to be very mushy when blending, try freezing them the night before, then adding them to your smoothies recipe the next day. This works particularly well for peeled and sliced bananas.

Smoothies Tip #3: Taking your smoothie on the road? Keep it cold by prechilling your container in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Smoothies Tip #4: Some smoothies recipes may turn out too thick for your liking. Simply add pure ice water to thin.

Smoothies Tip #5: Whenever you see dairy products (ie. milk, yoghurt, etc.) use the low-fat version. Also note, most can be substituted with soy-based products and/or tofu (in some cases). Experiment!

Top 5 Fruit Smoothies Recipes

With so many delicious smoothies recipes to choose from, it was difficult to come up with only 5 to put on our Top 5 list. But here we go, in no specific order, the smoothies recipes we love in our family. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

SMOOTHIES RECIPE #1: Strawberry-Kiwi Kick!

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 2 or 3 kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small container low-fat strawberry yoghurt
  • Apple Juice (to thin to preferred consistency and for added flavor)

The kiwi adds a tropical kick to this one. We also sometimes toss in fresh (soft) pineapple chunks now and then, when available and in season, for an extra tropical punch.

SMOOTHIES RECIPE #2: Blueberry Pudding Smoothie

  • 2 cups vanilla flavored soy milk*
  • 3 small bananas peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yoghurt

*We sometimes substitute vanilla flavored soy milk with vanilla ice cream which makes more of a milk shake than a smoothie. Also, this recipe can be quite thick. You may need to help your blender along. It can be thinned by increasing soy milk and/or other low fat milk. You'll be surprised how "soothing" this recipe can feel.

SMOOTHIES RECIPE #3: High-C Melon Smoothie

  • 3 cups watermelon, chunked, skin/rind removed
  • 1 cup canteloupe, chunked, rind removed
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 2 cups ice

This recipe is incredibly high in Vitamin C... great for immune system and/or energy boost, and you'll love the added fiber value, too!

SMOOTHIES RECIPE #4: Pineapple Honey Smoothie

  • 2 cups low-fat/nonfat milk
  • 2 bananas, peeled, chunked and frozen
  • 6 slices pineapple (canned pineapple works best)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

This is a great recipe when your favorite fruits are not in season because canned pineapple actually works best. Try it and see if you agree.

SMOOTHIES RECIPE #5: Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

  • 1 cup cherries, pitted, frozen
  • 1/2 cup fresh cherry juice*
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream

 For this recipe, we juice our own cherry juice but any cherry blend juice works well. Also, you want to puree the frozen cherries first before slowly adding the remaining ingredients. Our son likes adding milk chocolate bits to this one, too.

More Smoothies Recipes Coming Soon!

You might think from the above top 5 recipes that all we do is fruit smoothies. Yes, in our household that includes a very active young boy, fruit smoothies do go over better than some (not all) of the other highly nutritious smoothie recipes we've tried... but that doesn't mean they are the only smoothie recipes you can expect here at Best Liquid Vitamins.

Stay tuned as we build our data-base and bring you some of the best highly nutritious smoothie recipes we've tried and/or received.

Have a great smoothie recipe you would like to submit to our site? Stay tuned. We will soon have a way for you to add your contribution!