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7 Delicious Antioxidant Smoothie Recipes

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Antioxidants are so important to our bodies, but for a typical person, they can be hard to fit into our diet. In order to get the proper amount of nutrition, antioxidants included, we would pretty well need to be eating all day and night. While there are a lot of ways we can get those nutrients without overeating, one very easy way is to have a delicious antioxidant smoothie!

Organic ACAI Powder Smoothie

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The role of antioxidants makes them important to fit into our diets. When we take them into our bodies, they protect us from free radicals that can play a role in cancers, heart disease and so much more. Free radicals are released into our bodies when we process food, are exposed to tobacco smoke or radiation. These antioxidant smoothies are the perfect way to help our bodies fight free radicals without having to spend a lot of time or money to do so!

Antioxidants are so important to our bodies, but for a typical person, they can be hard to fit into our diet. One very easy way is to have a delicious antioxidant smoothie! Click to Tweet

What are antioxidant foods?

 

There are quite a few foods that provide antioxidants and you will find them in both fruits and vegetables.

Fruits such as:

  • goji berry
  • blueberries
  • strawberries

 

Vegetables such as:

  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • carrots
  • potatoes

These are also rich in them.

This makes finding a great antioxidant-rich smoothie recipe incredibly easy!

There are quite a few foods that provide antioxidants and you will find them in both fruits and vegetables. Fruits such as: goji berrie blueberries strawberries Click to Tweet

You might need these for your smoothies:

  1. Blender
  2. Matcha Powder
  3. Protein Shake

Antioxidant Smoothie Bowls

If you find that drinking your smoothies all the time gets to be boring, consider making antioxidant smoothie bowls! They are a great way to add antioxidants to your breakfast while breaking free of the boredom that comes with drinking the same type of “meal” every day. To help get you started, here a few delicious antioxidant smoothie recipes to get your started.

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

 

Strawberry Banana Antioxidant Smoothie Recipe

 

Strawberries are known to be some of the highest antioxidant foods around. This strawberry banana smoothie recipe combines the power of disease fighting strawberries with the delicious taste of bananas in a smoothie.

 

  • 1 c. unsweetened coconut milk or water
  • 1 ½ c. fresh or frozen strawberries, halved
  • 1 ripe banana, frozen and cut into thick slices or chunks
  • 1 TBSP. protein powder
  • 4-6 ice cubes

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

 

Triple Berry Antioxidant Smoothie Recipe

 

Adding yogurt to a smoothie only boosts the nutrition power of the smoothie. Use a yogurt that has live pre and probiotics to receive the most benefits from the drink. This smoothie is great for anyone who is currently having digestive issues due to the added benefits of the yogurt. If you are not a fan of the taste of honey, consider and allow the fruit and yogurt to be natural sweeteners.

Adding yogurt to a smoothie only boosts the nutrition power of the smoothie. This smoothie is great for anyone who is currently having digestive issues due to the added benefits of yogurt. Click to Tweet
  • ½ c. strawberries, halved
  • ½ c. blueberries
  • ½ c. raspberries
  • ½ banana, frozen and cut into chunks
  • ½ c. mixed berry flavored yogurt
  • ½ c. coconut milk
  • 1-2 TBSP. honey (optional)
  • 4-6 ice cubes

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

 

Kiwi Banana Breakfast Smoothie

 

When you need help waking up, this kiwi banana breakfast smoothie is the answer! It contains lots of chlorophyll to help wake up your cells plus matcha to keep you going all day long! The addition of avocado adds healthy fats to your smoothie that your body needs.

 

  • 1 medium/large kiwi fruit, peeled.
  • 1 medium banana, peeled and frozen in chunks
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and pitted
  • ½ c. baby spinach, roughly chopped and tightly packed
  • 1/2 c. broccoli, roughly chopped
  • 1 ½  tsp. matcha powder
  • 1/2 c. almond or coconut milk, unsweetened

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

When you need help waking up, this kiwi banana breakfast smoothie is the answer! Click to Tweet

 

Vitamin Rich Smoothie Recipe

 

When you need to up your intake of vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats, turn to this vitamin rich smoothie recipe. Packed with fruits and greens that your body needs, you won’t even notice you’re eating healthy!

 

  • ⅔ c. soy or almond milk
  • ⅓ c. blueberries, frozen
  • ⅓ c. raspberries, frozen
  • ⅓ c. blackberries, frozen
  • 6 medium strawberries, halved
  • ½ med. Banana, frozen and peeled
  • ½ c. baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 2 tbsp. Vanilla protein powder

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

 

Super Greens Energy Smoothie Recipe

Green smoothie with spinach

When you need a pick me up throughout the day or when first waking, this super greens energy smoothie can help. It gets its energy boosting power through antioxidant fruits and veggies but also with the addition of green tea to help. Green tea is also an antioxidant meaning the healing power of this smoothie is jam packed!

 

  • 1 c. almond or soy milk, unsweetened
  • ½ med. banana, frozen, peeled and sliced thick
  • 1 c. fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 c. strawberries, quartered
  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 2 TBSP. vanilla protein powder
  • ¾  tsp. matcha powder

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

 

Cold Fighting Immune Booster Smoothie Recipe

 

When you feel yourself coming down sick with a cold or flu, turn to this cold fighting immune boosting smoothie. It is packed with ingredients that are full of antioxidants and other ways to help your body fight off the illness you are feeling. The addition of lemon juice gives it a boost in detoxing the cold causing germs from your body.

 

  • 1 c. spinach, packed tightly and roughly chopped
  • ¼ c. mango, frozen and cut into chunks
  • ¼ c. pineapple frozen and cut into chunks
  • ¼ c. kiwi, frozen and cut into chunks
  • ¾ c. almond milk, unsweetened
  • ¾ c. coconut milk
  • ¼-½ tsp. Fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ tsp. Lemon juice, fresh

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

 

Soothing Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry smoothies with antioxidants

For those moments when your mind or body are stressed, nervous or otherwise anxious, try this soothing blueberry smoothie recipe. This smoothie recipe is perfect for before bed or on those nights when you can’t sleep well.

 

1 c. blueberries, frozen

½  med. Banana, frozen and cut into chunks

½  c. coconut milk

¼ c. walnuts

1 c. cherries, sliced and pitted with stems removed.

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until fully pureed. Refrigerate leftovers and use within three days.

 

What is your favorite smoothie? Share it in the comments below.

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