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6 Easy Healthy Energy Smoothie Recipes for Busy Moms

Staying healthy when you are a mom who is always busy can seem nearly impossible. The great news is that these healthy smoothies are not only delicious but can also give you energy to get through your day, no matter how old your children are. Not only are they easy to make, but they are also easy to eat.

Often times, moms neglect to eat because they are so busy worrying about and spending time with their children. These smoothies will not only ensure that you eat properly, but you can also eat it with one hand. This means you can still help baby eat or play with your child while getting the nutrients you need. Here are six healthy energy smoothie recipes you will love.

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Why Drink a Smoothie?

Smoothies are a whole meal packed into an easy-to-make drink. There are many nutritional benefits to smoothies, which is perfect for any busy mom. It might be hard to get the proper nutrition when you are worried about taking care of your little ones. Here are some benefits:

  • Great tasting – you can put almost anything you want in your smoothie
  • Water – smoothies can be hydrating
  • Energy – the ingredients are packed with vitamins, minerals, and other necessary antioxidants
  • Health – they not only can help you lose weight, but they can also help to boost your immune system

RECIPE #1: BERRY ENERGY BLAST

This can be a great smoothie at any time of day. It can be made with decaf or caffeinated green tea, so do whichever works for you depending on what time of day it is. If you are making this smoothie later in the day and the caffeine might prevent you from sleeping, go with the decaf. It won’t change the flavor of the drink.

Serving For: 4 People

Preparation Time: 0 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup freshly brewed green tea (decaf or caffeinated)
  • 2 cups of berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination)
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • Honey or stevia (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons goji berries
  • 2 cups greens (I prefer spinach)
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Instruction:

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It might be best to mix the green tea, oil and whatever greens you have chosen first. You can then add the rest of the ingredients, including the sweetener if you are going to use it. It’s really that simple.

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RECIPE #2: STRAWBERRY AND SPINACH

You might not think that these two go together, but think again!

Serving For: 4 People

Preparation Time: 0 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 medium ripened banana
  • honey or maple syrup for sweetener; optional
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Instruction:

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Whatever order you decide to put these ingredients into the blender, it doesn’t matter. Make sure to blend until smooth and enjoy!

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RECIPE #3: BERRY SMOOTHIE WITH GRANOLA

The recipe below can make two servings. This is perfect to share with your children or a fellow mom. You can also save some of it for later. These healthy ingredients will give you a boost to your day.

Serving For: 4 People

Preparation Time: 0 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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  • 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
  • 4 Tablespoons of Granola
  • ½ cup chilled rooibos tea
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Instruction:

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This is another simple smoothie to make. Just be sure the blueberries are washed and the ginger is grated. Other than that, there is no prep work. The ingredients can be placed into the blender and blender until smooth. For presentation, place a few pieces of granola and a couple blueberries on top!

Keep in mind that you can throw in some low carb protein powders in any of these smoothies if you need a little bit more of a boost of energy throughout your day.

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RECIPE #4: GREEN SMOOTHIE (PERFECT FOR MORNINGS)

Greens will not only give you energy but are also packed with other vital nutrients. Having them in a smoothie is an easy way to get them into your diet. As a busy mom, you might not have time to sit and eat a salad too often.

Serving For: 4 People

Preparation Time: 0 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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  • 1 teaspoon of wheatgrass
  • 1 cup of greens (spinach, kale, or whatever you prefer)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons of almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup, or more, of berries (fresh or frozen)
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Instruction:

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Place into blender in this order: water, wheatgrass, chia seeds, berries, almond butter, greens. Blend to your desired thickness and enjoy.

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RECIPE #5: EASY GREEN SMOOTHIE

This is a great smoothie for you and your children. It also has ingredients that are delicious and nutritious. Your kids won’t even know they are getting a serving of vegetables.

Serving For: 4 People

Preparation Time: 0 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or sweet non-dairy milk of your choice)
  • 1 cup spinach or greens of your choice
  • 2 cups of berries – frozen or fresh ( 1 cup strawberries, ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup raspberries)
  • vanilla yogurt (organic), optional for taste
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Instruction:

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First, blend the greens and milk until they are nice and blended. Add the berries and keep blending until it is your desired consistency. Give it a taste and add the yogurt if you’d like.

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RECIPE #6: TROPICAL GREEN SMOOTHIE

This smoothie is similar to the one above, but has a tropical twist:

Serving For: 4 People

Preparation Time: 0 hours 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 0 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1 cup spinach or other greens
  • ½ cup frozen mango chunks
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ banana, ripe and sliced
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Instruction:

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Mix the water and the greens first, then add the fruit. You can use ice and water to reach the desired thickness you prefer.

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Enjoy these great smoothies, get the nutrition you need, and still have time to make sure your children are thriving.

 

 

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