19 July 2014

Healthy gorgeous fruit and vegetable smoothies!

Hi everyone! :)

A few months ago I have opted for introducing some changes in my diet - they were primarily related to consuming healthier foods which obviously include fruits and vegetables. I've been chiefly eating them in the form of side dishes (often salads) and after some time I got bored with it (but it doesn't mean I don't eat salads any longer). I've decided to surf the net searching for some novel uses of serving them and I've found smoothies just ideal ways to get my daily intake of both fruits and vegetables.  :)

Combinations of fruits and vegeatbles in smoothies are limitless and it purely and simply depends on you which ingredients you pick out. Whether you're new to drinking smoothies, (in order not to be disgusted at first) attempt to use equal amounts of fruits and vegetables (or fruits alone - the first recipe below) to get accustomed to the taste. Later on, you can gradually limit the use of fruits and consider making smoothies mainly from vegetables.

Below you can find my three recipes for preparing gorgeous smoothies which I do love to drink very often. As you might notice, I prefer dense smoothies to runny ones but you can obviously add more water (or natural yoghurt/fat-free milk) to make the consistency preferable for you.

1. Pink smoothie. 



1 medium banana 
 1/2 cup raspberries
1 cup natural yoghurt
1,4 oz (40g) semiskimmed curd cheese
2 spoons honey
2 spoons wheat bran
1 spoon almond flakes
2 tablespoons rolled oats 


1. Soak rolled oats in hot water until soft.
2. Wash, peel and cut banana and raspberries.
3. Mix fruits, natural yoghurt, curd cheese, honey, wheat bran and soft rolled oats in a blender.
4. Pour into a glass and topped with almond flakes and fresh raspberries.


 Enjoy your meal! :)

2. Orange smoothie.


1 medium orange
1 medium banana
4 medium carrots 
pumpkin seeds
still mineral water


1. Wash, peel, cut and mix all ingredients in a blender. Whirl until smooth.
2. Add the amount of water you prefer.
3. Pour into a glass.
4. Topped with pumpkin seeds and enjoy the taste! :)

Of course, you can replace one ingredient with another; for instance, an orange with an apple and the taste will be perfect as well.

3. Red smoothie.


1 medium apple
1/2 cucumber
1/2 medium beetroot
1/4 grapefruit (yellow or red)


1. Wash, peel, chop and mix all fruits and vegetables in a blender.
2. Add the amount of water you prefer to make the consistency good for you.
3. Pour into a glass.
4. Serve with some cucumber slices.

DONE! :)

 Bon appetit!! :)

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