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3 Delicious and nourishing smoothie recipes

Start your day with one of these 3 delicious and nourishing smoothie recipes.

Smoothies are a good choice for loading up on vitamins and minerals. They’re ideal as a quick breakfast on the go or for a healthy energy boost during the day. Although according to Ayurveda it is not ideal to blend food because this can deplete its prana, smoothies still provide many nutritious benefits. I know how delicious icy cold smoothies can be especially on a hot, summer’s day but from an Ayurvedic perspective, it is advised not to use ice as this can affect agni, our digestive fire.

Finally, smoothies can be a great breakfast alternative for those who don’t have a big appetite in the morning, and especially good for Kapha dosha individuals.


Green clean smoothie

A delicious cleansing smoothie to start the day feeling fresh. Banana is a great source of potassium and fiber and it is quite filling. Both kiwi fruit and green apples are high in antioxidants and known for their cleansing properties due to helping with bowel movement. Aloe vera is a wonderful plant that has so many benefits, including being rich in antioxidants and having antibacterial properties. It is also great for skin health, I use it daily. Matcha is considered quite powerful so I don’t suggest having more than one tbsp. It is high in antioxidants and is anti-inflammatory, which may support digestive health.

1 banana
1 kiwi fruit
1 green apple
Fresh aloe vera gel
1 tbsp of matcha powder
150 ml of water


Glowy skin smoothie

Boost the radiance of your skin with a delicious smoothie. Of course the smoothie alone will not instantly give the skin a glow, but when combined with a balanced, healthy daily nutrition and good skin practices, it will help. These ingredients may have great benefits for the skin. Pomegranates are loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Barley grass has cleansing properties for the body and strawberries provide potassium & Vitamin C, both important for maintenance of collagen and skin complexion.

1 kiwi fruit
1/2 large pomegranate fruit
5 strawberries
1/2 lemon freshly squeezed
1 tbsp of chia seeds
1 tbsp of barley grass
150 ml of water


Immune booster smoothie

Load up on Vitamin C to boost immunity. Our immune system is always working so hard to keep us healthy and feeling good and these ingredients may be helpful. All of them are a great source of Vitamin C. Ginger is known as one of the top spices in Ayurveda for its cleansing properties, helping maintain healthy digestion and boosting immunity, amongst many other good things that come from it. If you are a Pitta predominant dosha, have in smaller quality, especially if your Pitta is increased.

1 kiwi fruits
1 grapefruit
1/2 lemon freshly squeezed
1 tbsp of wheatgrass
1 small piece of fresh ginger
150 ml of water