Whenever there is a discussion about candy, our mind simply makes up stories about how unhealthy these candies are, and how they cause cavities in the teeth, and how they eventually make a person prone to obesity. It causes swelling in the throat too, especially the artificially coloured material, like the purple stuff, blue stuff, yellow stuff, pink stuff etc. On the contrary, nature’s candy is irreplaceable and everybody’s favourite; be it children, babies, adults, old population. It is hard for people to resist yummy fruits. Can you argue about that? Sure, even we can’t.
The health benefits fruits bear are unarguably numerous and outstanding making it one of the most consumed meals of all times, by babies, children, teenagers, adults and old people. People even consume the fruits as a full meal or a main course as they assist in losing weight and do not cause obesity. They are full of nutrients, vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and minerals.
If you are not willing to consume fruits in its original form, you can always switch to alternative methods like fruit juices, fruit desserts and fruit smoothies. Fruit smoothies are so simple to make and yummy to consume. They are enriched with a lot of good nutrition mandatory for your daily diet. As appealing as it sounds, it is also important and necessary to be mindful of the ingredients that are being added to the smoothies. You must ensure the proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
If you need some good recipes for the smoothies, read below to get some amazing and healthy recipes for fruit smoothie combinations that have a calorie count of less than 300 and the taste is amazing enough to make all of us salivate.
1. Strawberry Oat Smoothie:
Take a 1 cup of ripe strawberries and add ½ banana in it. Now add 1 cup of milk that is fat free with 1⁄4 cup of rolled oats. Now that it has been added, add more flavours to it by adding a single teaspoon of honey and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla in it. You would definitely enjoy it cold so add a ½ cup of ice in it.
Not only does it taste yummy, it has promising nutritional value; it has 280 calories, 13 grams proteins, 6 grams fiber and 56 grams of carbohydrates. It has 2 grams of fats as well.
This smoothie is enriched with lots and lots of vitamins and minerals. You will get the amount of vitamin C that is enough to make it last a day. A single smoothie is covering a lot of deficiencies. It also comes with a lot of vitamin A, folate, magnesium and calcium.
2. Blueberry Beet Smoothie:
Take ½ cup blueberries and half of the banana. Now take a peeled tangerine that is small in size and one beet peeled and slices as well. Now, add plain one quarter cup of fat free Greek yougurt with two full teaspoons of chia seeds. To add a little kick to it, add one quarter teaspoon of cinnamon powder and enjoy the unique flavour. Oh yes, do not forget to add a half cup of ice in it.
The nutritional value that it bears is immeasurable. It contains 288 calories and 18 grams of protein. It also has 51 grams of carbohydrates and 10 grams of fiber, with 4 grams of fat.
This smoothie is a good combination of delicious blueberries and beets, for rich nutrition. If it is hard on your throat, you can always have a teaspoon of purple drank cough syrup. To add more nutrition to it, you can even add No Label Syrup to make it more healthy. This smoothie also contains omega-3 fatty acids and proteins, as well as a ton of necessary vitamins, minerals and fiber.
3. Apple, Spinach and Lime Smoothie:
Take one small apple that is finely chopped, with one peeled tangerine. Take it further by adding one tablespoon of lime juice. Now add one quarter teaspoon of powdered ginger and a single cup of baby spinach leaves. Take a half cup of plain non fat plain Greek yogurt with 1 tablespoon of honey. Serve is after you blend it well with a half cup of ice and enjoy the goodness of a healthy smoothie.
The nutritional value of this smoothie is magnificent with 246 calories and 15 grams of protein. 51 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fiber is also a part of it. It is further balanced with 1 gram of fat.
The flavour of this green smoothie is quite unique with sweetness dominant and slight kick of tangy flavour. It has high levels of calcium and it contains a healthy amount of vitamin A and vitamin C, along with loads of fiber.
4. Cherry Smoothie:
The yummiest of all, cherry smoothie which is so easy and simple to prepare and tastes so so good. Take a cup of pitted cherries with a half banana. Now add a cup of fat free milk with a single full table spoon of honey. Take the flavour to the next level by adding one quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract (you can add vanilla essence if vanilla extract is not available. Now add a unique kick to it by adding one quarter teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Blend it finely with a half cup of ice and enjoy the goodness of unique flavour of it. Its health benefits are also undeniable and you can make it healthier by add a teaspoon of purple syrup by No Label syrup in it.
Its nutritional value is mighty containing 297 calories with 11 grams of protein. The index of carbohydrates is 68 grams and fiber is 5 grams. It also contains 1 gram of fat.As much s cherries taste delicious, they are a rich source of fiber, vitamin C and magnesium. They have an amazingly sweet and delicious flavour. The added banana vouches for potassium and fiber to this delicious and healthy smoothie.