6 Delicious and Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

Chocolate smoothie recipes

Chocolate in smoothies, really? Yes! And these smoothies can still be considered healthy and nutritious, despite chocolate being one of the ingredients.

I don’t know about you, but I love chocolate. Dark chocolate, that is. And dark chocolate actually does have some surprising health benefits, as long as you consume it in moderation of course.

But chocolate, or cocoa powder, in smoothies is a whole different story. It would have never occurred to me to add chocolate to my smoothies, until my neighbor suggested to try it out.

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6 Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipes for That Instant Energy Boost

Breakfast smoothie recipes

Most of us rely on that much desired cup of coffee first thing in the morning to kick-start the day and to get you going. And I’ll be honest, I do too!

The problem with coffee though is that the buzz you get from it doesn’t last very long. And once it’s gone, your body and mind are desperate for another caffeine fix.

A good alternative is a breakfast smoothie that has all the right ingredients and nutrients to give you an instant, and lasting, energy boost.

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Smoothie Ratio (How to Make a Good Smoothie)

Smoothie ratio

Preparing a nutritious green smoothie that not only tastes good but also has that perfect texture is not as easy as it may seem.

I used to mix all sorts of ingredients together in my blender, hoping something magical would come out of it. But all too often my smoothies ended up tasting bad or they would be too thick.

So how can you avoid making the mistakes I made? By sticking to a good smoothie ratio that works for you. A proven smoothie ratio that guarantees a healthy drink with a creamy texture and a good balance of nutrients.

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10 Smoothie Add-Ins for Extra Health Benefits

Smoothie add-ins for extra health benefits

When preparing green smoothies, I always look at ways to easily add extra ingredients. Not just for the flavors, but more so because of the extra nutrients I get to enjoy.

My most-used green smoothie ingredients, such as kale, carrots, berries, parsley and avocado, are perhaps not very exciting.

But some of my favorite smoothie add-ins, that I often use to maximize my nutrient intake, are a bit more surprising and can sometimes even raise a few eyebrows!

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Best Single Serve Personal Blenders for Delicious Smoothies on the Go

Best single serve personal blenders

Single serve blenders are the perfect solution for those that want to prepare easy smoothies on the go, but don’t want to invest in an expensive blender with too many unnecessary features.

These compact-sized blenders are designed with convenience in mind, so you can quickly prepare a healthy drink without too much effort.

We’ve had a look at some of the best single serve personal blenders available on the market today and have selected our top six.

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8 Delicious Kale Smoothie Recipes

Kale smoothie recipes

Kale is not everyone’s favorite leafy green, but it is definitely one of my most used green smoothie ingredients. Not only is kale a very nutritious vegetable, it’s also a smoothie ingredient that blends really well with fruits and other greens.

This is why I’ve selected 8 delicious kale smoothie recipes that will hopefully inspire you to consume more of this powerful vegetable and take advantage of its health benefits.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Fresh Smoothies

Health benefits of drinking fresh smoothies

We all know that consuming fruits and vegetables on a daily basis plays an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Despite being aware of this, many find it challenging and time-consuming to incorporate them into their diets.

Luckily, there are ways to get those healthy nutrients without having to cook elaborate dishes, or carry a lunchbox filled with fruit and vegetables everywhere you go.

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How to Blend Kale into a Creamy and Delicious Green Smoothie

How to blend kale into a smoothie

It’s no surprise that kale has slowly become the go-to ingredient for green smoothies, juices and shakes. Perhaps a bit too much hyped up as a super food, kale does actually have some amazing and unique health benefits.

But unless you have a powerful blender at home, such as a Blendtec or a Vitamix, kale is not always the easiest of ingredients to blend into a delicious smoothie.

Read on and find out how to properly blend kale into a nutritious drink with a nice, creamy texture.

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Best Blenders for Making Green Smoothies (Blender Buying Guide)

Best blenders for green smoothies

Blending vegetables and fruits is the perfect way to get your vital nutrients in and improve your overall health.

I have been making and drinking green smoothies consistently for many years now and I can honestly say that this lifestyle change has had a massive impact on my health and well-being.

Are you looking to invest in a new quality blender but not sure which one to choose? Read on as I share with you my recommendations for best blenders for green smoothies, based on price/value, durability, performance and ease-of-use.

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