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Organic Fruit Smoothies Recipes

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Organic smoothies pack a nutritional punch. Check out some recipes that you can make at home!

Organic smoothies pack a nutritional punch. Check out some recipes that you can make at home!

Ingredients in Smoothies

If you are looking for a quick, healthy, and satisfying snack or meal, an organic smoothie is a perfect choice. Most people are very surprised by how easy it is to make an incredibly delicious smoothie. By using only organic fruit and vegetables, your organic smoothie will be the best choice when it comes to your health.

While organic produce may cost a small amount more than nonorganic produce, it is completely worth it. Organic foods are grown without chemicals or pesticides, which according to researchers from Duke University and the NIH (National Institute of Health), have already been linked to diabetes and Parkinson's disease.

According to Organic.org:

"Buying organic food promotes a less toxic environment for all living things. With only 0.5 percent of crop and pasture land in organic, according to USDA that leaves 99.5 percent of farm acres in the U.S. at risk of exposure to noxious agricultural chemicals."

Below are four tried and tested organic smoothie recipes that you are sure to love and that will leave you feeling great. They'll give you so much energy that you'll keep making them! That is what I have experienced. Nutritious ingredients that are pulverized and ingested must be absorbed by our bodies more efficiently because the immediate rewards are felt and cannot be denied.

Organic Smoothie Ingredients

Today, organic foods are widely available at most grocery stores. More and more people are looking for ways to be healthier as information becomes available about the long-term effects of eating non-organic foods. It is common to find organic fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries; berries are very beneficial to our health and easily complement smoothies. Their natural sweetness also masks the taste of vegetables that can be added to the smoothie for additional health benefits.

According to Self.com, “If it is not a type of fruit/vegetable that you will eat the skin, then there is no need to buy organic,” Zanini says. "Pesticides are much less likely to get through a tough skin barrier, so the part you eat is better protected. Examples include avocado, banana, and cantaloupe."

Mystic Mango Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 organic mango
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup organic yogurt
  • One handful of fresh organic spinach

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop the mango. Rinse the spinach. Measure the remaining ingredients.
  2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add ice to make it colder or thicker. Place a slice of lime on the edge of the glass and enjoy.

Organic Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 organic banana
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup organic yogurt
  • A capful of lemon juice

Instructions:

1. Peel the banana, discard the peel, and measure the ingredients.

2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes.

3. Add ice to make the smoothie colder and thicker.

4. Dip a slice of banana in lemon juice to prevent browning. Place the slice of banana on the edge of the glass and a sprig of mint for visual appeal. Serve immediately.

Organic Berry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup each of organic blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
  • 4 ounces organic yogurt
  • A handful of raw organic broccoli
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Instructions:

1. Rinse all fruit and vegetables. Cut broccoli into small pieces for easier blending.

2. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Add ice to make it colder or thicker. Place a thin slice of strawberry on edge of the glass and a sprig of mint for visual appeal.

Antioxidant Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 organic kiwi fruit
  • 1/2 organic lemon
  • 4 ounces organic vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions:

1. Peel the kiwi fruit and slice it into pieces. Rinse lemon and slice wedges. Measure ingredients.

2. Steep 1 teabag in a cup of steaming water.

3. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 1 minute.

4. Add ice to make it colder or thicker. Add a lemon wedge to the edge of the glass.

Benefits of Specific Ingredients

  • Flax seeds are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids and are nutrient-rich.
  • Almond milk contains calcium, and vitamins D, E, A, and B. It is low in calories and sodium, and it has no cholesterol.
  • Organic yogurt contains fewer additives than regular yogurt and is free of potentially harmful hormones and antibiotics. According to Livestrong.com, "Eating organic yogurt supports immunity in your intestinal tract and can ward off food poisoning and other illnesses."
  • Green tea contains antioxidants, and according to WebMD.com, "Green tea's antioxidants, called catechins, scavenge for free radicals that can damage DNA and contribute to cancer, blood clots, and atherosclerosis."
  • Honey is an immediate energy booster and a powerful immune system booster.