On days when you don't have time to get fancy with breakfast, gluten-free protein shakes are a great way to fuel before heading out the door. With endless smoothie recipe ideas, mixing a protein powder with either almond or rice milk and then getting creative with add-ins easily makes a nutritious meal on the go. Keeping the g-free sipper in mind, we found six tasty options that even the grain-tolerant wouldn't mind adding to their morning shake!
A smoothie is a convenient meal or snack option anytime — just throw in your ingredients in a blender, pour into a glass, and enjoy! Even better: the ingredient possibilities for shakes and smoothies are endless. We should know; we're always in the kitchen creating and re-creating our favorite healthy smoothie recipes. Keep reading to see which healthy smoothies we've been blending up all year long!
— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr, Michele Foley, and Jenny Sugar
Tofu isn't just for stir-fries; it's also a great addition to smoothies! When blended with fruit, it tastes sweet and offers an incredibly creamy consistency similar to Greek yogurt but without a drop of dairy. Most people would probably think to reach for silken tofu for a supersmooth consistency, but if blended enough, soft tofu is equally smooth and offers more protein.
Made with only four ingredients, this smoothie tastes more like a luscious vanilla milkshake — seriously! Keep reading to learn how to make this smoothie that offers over 17 grams of protein.
You've worked hard for your bikini body, so there's no reason to spend the cooler seasons undoing all those hours of sweat. This spinach smoothie from trainer Harley Pasternak is a favorite of his celebrity clients (Julianne Hough is a fan!) for helping them stay on the right track, especially after an indulgent period.
Spinach is the star in this creamy smoothie, and for good reason — with just one 16-ounce serving, you'll be getting your entire Recommended Dietary Allowance of vitamin A (great for healthy skin, hair, and eyes) and bone-building vitamin K, as well as an impressive amount of essential nutrients like manganese, potassium, and vitamin C. This 300-calorie smoothie is a good source of protein, making this veggie-packed smoothie a smart breakfast choice, especially if you're trying to lose weight.
As grueling as it can be, the blissful high after completing a long run is what keeps you coming back for more. But if you fail to eat the right foods afterward, headaches and fatigue can last for days, making it impossible to even consider getting up to go get the mail, let alone tackle another eight miles.
A recovery drink is easy to sip down fast, but if you ran for an hour or more, a sports drink like Gatorade won't offer your body enough nutrients to refuel and heal those weary muscles. What you need are a combo of carbs to give you energy and protein to rebuild muscle; a four-to-one ratio of carbs to protein is ideal.
Skip the sports drink and reach for this refreshing postrun recovery smoothie instead. It's made with Greek yogurt and chocolate milk to offer muscle-building protein, and banana and the chocolate in the milk provide energy-packed carbs. Since a long run can be really taxing on your body's immune system, the blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries will offer your body an antioxidant boost. Top it all off with some water for hydration.
Fruity, sweet, and satisfying, this smoothie should be consumed within 30 minutes of finishing your run. As a bonus, the water and fiber will keep hunger under wraps for hours. Keep reading to learn how to make this simple 350-calorie smoothie.
Get the day started right with a smoothie that takes minutes to make. You just might be surprised how much your kids will love these fresh, sweet drinks, which are also packed with healthy goodness. And these blended smoothies aren't just for breakfast: they also make perfect after-school snacks or on-the-go treats. We've rounded up five options perfect for blending together on a busy morning.
While we certainly love the occasional ice cream cone or froyo, lightening things up and blending your own healthy treat at home revamps the nostalgic tradition — it is bathing suit season after all! In honor of the warmer weather and dessert lovers everywhere, here are some tasty sweet smoothie recipes for you to enjoy.
At times, getting kids to eat nutrient-rich foods can be a struggle, so how can you get them to eat all their fruits and veggies without a meltdown? Blend it all up! From a Pirate Smoothie packed with greens to a Pink Pear Smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth, we've turned to our best bloggers to gather 11 healthy smoothie recipes that are so tasty your kids will want seconds.
Chocolate and spinach may not seem compatible, but this sweet blend proves that they're a match made in smoothie heaven. High in vitamins A and C, calcium, and iron, this green-powered drink makes for a tasty breakfast treat or refreshing and light afternoon snack.
Keep reading for this quick chocolate smoothie recipe.