When it comes to making the switch to drinks made with a juicer, there are hundreds of recipes that smoothie enthusiasts have come up with over the year. Drinking smoothies is a healthy source of energy, and people are starting to catch on more and more, and an orange juice machine has become a common kitchen item in households.
Morning Sunshine Smoothie
If you’re into drinks made with grapefruit juice, then this might be a worthy one you should try at least once. Not only is it full of vitamin C, but it can also put a smile on your face even in those grim, cloudy mornings.
The ingredients that you need for this one are as followed:
- 1 juiced red grapefruit
- 2 or 3 juiced tangerines
- A handful (10-12) of frozen strawberries
The first thing you need to do is peel the grapefruit and the tangerines, juice them up and then add the frozen strawberries in the blender for a quick blend until it has the consistency of a puree.
Strawberry Forever Smoothie
Now let’s move our attention for a little while to drinks made with milk and what better companions for milk than bananas and strawberries.
Ingredients necessary for this drink are as follows:
- 1 cup of strawberries
- ½ of a sliced, frozen banana
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon of agave syrup or honey
First, add the strawberries and the slices of banana, add the milk over them, then the honey and just blend them all until they become a puree. Feel free to adjust with sweetener if you wish so.
Minted Fruit Drinks Made with a Blender
When it comes to drinks made with orange juice, we picked this one because of its freshness brought by the mint leaf added.
Ingredients needed are:
- 1 peeled and sliced apple.
- 1 peeled orange that is divided
- ½ cup of pineapple
- 2 cups of seeded and cubed watermelon
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- A sprig of freshly bought mint
Now what you want to do first, is to juice the orange and the apple first, then follow that up with the pineapple. Transfer the result from the juicer to a blender, where you will put the watermelon, mint, and lemon juice. Now just puree until it has the smoothness that you desire. A perfect way of enjoying drinks made with watermelon.
Berry Boost Smoothie
Not far away from the drinks made with cranberry juice, this combination will wake you up with a smile on your face, and start your day off full of energy.
Just prepare the following ingredients:
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- ½ cup cherries
- 1 banana
- 1 cup almond mil
- 1 tablespoon flax oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- A dash of cinnamon
Add all the blueberries, blackberries, cherries, and the banana first. After that, pour the almond milk, add the rest of the ingredients and blend it until it meets your smoothness and creaminess requirements.
Mango Bliss Smoothie
- 1 peeled and cubed mango
- 1-pint blueberries
- 1 fresh banana (or frozen if you don’t have a fresh one around)
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 cup of non-dairy milk (soy, coconut or almond are the recommended ones from this category)
If you usually enjoy drinks made with ice cream, you can add some ice cream in the blender to replace the chopped ice that is usually mixed with the smoothie.
The Green Goddess Juice
We continue our list of tasty ready-made protein drinks you can have in the mornings and not only, and we stop at this green and healthy smoothie.
Now let’s list all the ingredients needed for these drinks made with apple juice:
- ½ a cucumber
- 1 celery stalk
- 1 handful of kale
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
The first thing you need to do is to peel and slice the cucumber, apple, and the pear. After you’ve done this juice the ingredients in order, and make sure you add the lemon juice last. If it seems to you that the result is a little bit thicker than desire, feel free to add a bit of water.
Vitamin C Booster Shot
Although they are also considered to be a part of weight loss homemade drinks, we like to enjoy them for the energy and feel-good sensation that you have after drinking them.
Let’s see the ingredients list:
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup of any currants you have (no matter the color)
- 1 orange
- 1 tangerine
- 1 kiwi
- ½ teaspoon lime juice
Peel and slice/divide the orange, tangerine, and the kiwi, before throwing them into the juicer with the rest of the ingredients and juice it until smooth. It is best served fresh, immediately after you made it.
Out of all the drinks made with cream of coconut, we fell in love with this combination, and you will understand why when we list the ingredients and the end-result:
- 1 ½ cups fresh blueberries
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut cream
- 1 tablespoon mint leaves
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon honey
It is ok if you’re blueberries are frozen. Just make sure they are thawed when you add them to your smoothie. Add all the ingredients, including the fresh mint leaves, and puree them until they are smooth. Additionally, feel free to add as much honey and lime juice as you wish.
We had to make a stop in the department of drinks made with pineapple juice, so we chose to recommend this refreshing combination of pineapple and other fruits.
- 4-5 slices pineapple
- ¼ cup of water
- 2 oranges/tangerines
- 1 big handful of berries of your choice
- 1 banana
After you have peeled and sectioned the oranges/tangerines, add them over the pineapple slices and juice them. Small secret: add a little water, so you get all the yummy bits from the blender walls. After you added all the ingredients, including the ice, start blending at low speed to crush the ices, and after that, you can increase the speed to smooth everything out.
Conclusion: Although you might have wondered how soft drinks are made, choosing a smoothie over them should be your overall decision, as drinks made with blenders proved to bring a noticeable amount of energy. All you have to do is follow a couple of simple rules in creating a smoothie recipe, and you will have endless possible recipes. What drinks made you recently fell in love with? We would love it if you shared your idea about drinks made in your kitchen.
Timothy Wilson is a huge fan of everything that can be put in a blender. He discovered his passion for healthy drinks when he first started going to the gym. Now he’s so hooked that he writes about it whenever he gets the chance.