The Best Colorful Smoothies for Every Day of the Week

· March 15, 2018
Given that it’s good to consume 9 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, thanks to these smoothies, you can now do it more easily, as well as getting lots of benefits for your body

The color of our food is a good indicator of their main properties. For example, bright red foods are usually high in antioxidant, dark green leafy veggies are usually high in calcium, and yellow and orange items are high in beta carotene. Thus, in order to have a balanced diet, you need to eat the whole rainbow. If this sounds a bit difficult, try smoothies! They’re an easy way to get in your 9-a-day without it feeling like a chore. Here are the best colorful smoothies you can make.

What makes a good smoothie

The best colorful smoothies have a high amount of fruit and veggies, ideally providing you with at least 3 portions of your required 9-a-day.

On the other hand, you should diminish the sweetener intake. Thus, the ideal smoothie has little or no sugar, and instead is sweetened with fruit!

To make some of the best colorful smoothies, you should pick ripe and healthy fruits and vegetables. If, for example, you plan on leaving the skin on (we recommend it) it’s best to buy organic.

In order to cut costs, you can make your own nut milk or oat milk: it’s easier than you’d think! It’s also ideal to pick fruits that are in season: it’s cheaper, you’re getting fresh fruit and you’ll be supporting local producers. It’s a win for everyone!

The benefits of drinking your veggies

Several studies have found that fruit and vegetables consumed in smoothies are absorbed by the body just like they would be when ingested as solid food. Take advantage of that!

By drinking your fruit and veggies through the best colorful smoothies it’s easy to reach (and demolish) your required portions for the day. All in all, smoothies are a great way to up your veggie intake without too much hassle.

Try these delicious smoothies for six days, and on the seventh day mix the ingredients to suit your tastes.

The best colorful smoothies for every day of the week

Monday: White Smoothie

this white smoothie is filled with coconut ginger and almond

The white smoothie is nutritious and has a slight tropical and spicy taste. Because of the almonds, this smoothie is high in magnesium and vitamin E, that will improve your skin and make your hair shine.

On the other hand, the ginger in it helps you fight the flu and acts as an expectorant. It will also fight other infections as well as strengthen your general defenses. It’s great for the winter!

Ingredients (for two smoothies)

  • 5 tbsps. of crushed almonds (50 g)
  • 10 tsp of grated coconut (50 g)
  • 1 tbsp. of ground ginger (10 g)
  • 2 glasses of water (400 ml)

How to make it

  • First, soak the almonds overnight
  • In the morning, blend them in the water for at least two minutes, until you get almond milk. Remove the solids, but you can use them like flour to make biscuits or cake.
  • Then, blend the almond milk with the coconut and ginger.
  • If you like, you can sweeten it with some honey or agave syrup.

As an alternative, you can buy the almond milk ready-made to speed things up.

Read also: How Your Body Benefits From Four Almonds Everyday

Tuesday: Red Smoothie

This is one of the best colorful smoothies if you want to up your antioxidant intakes. This red smoothie improves your cardiac health as well as increasing libido. On the other hand, it also helps to prevent cancer and even improves the health of the urinary system. It’s an all-rounder you can’t miss!

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsps. of red fruits of your choice (50 g)
  • ½ grenadine (just the seeds)
  • 1 organic red apple with the skin
  • A pinch of cayenne pepper
  • A glass of water (200 ml)

How to make it

  • Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Strain it to remove any remnants of the seeds.
  • Use only a very small amount of cayenne pepper, especially the first time, in case you make it too spicy.

This smoothie is slightly acidic, so you may wish to sweeten it a little. For  this, you could add some stevia or half a banana.

Wednesday: Orange Smoothie

this orange smoothie is delicious, especially in summer

This smoothie includes ingredients of yellow and orange colors for the famous beta-carotenes. These antioxidant components have many benefits, like full protection against the harmful effects of UV/UVA rays as well as preventing skin cancer. Beta-carotenes also help in combatting aging, as well as improving the health of joints and bones. These compounds also help with digestive problems and can even improve your sight due to its high antioxidant capabilities.

Ingredients

  • ½ ripe mango
  • ¼ papaya
  • 2 glasses of oat milk (400 ml)
  • 1 tsp. of turmeric (5 g)

How to make it

  • Blend all the ingredients until you get a smooth mixture.
  • If you don’t have oat milk, you can make some yourself at home.

 

Interested? Also read: Mango Smoothies for Weight Loss

Thursday: Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are currently very in fashion because they’re very healthy and detoxifying. Despite their color, they’re really delicious! The high amount of antioxidants in green leafy veggies help to prevent constipation as well as improving the function of the liver and general digestive system.

On the other hand, these vegetables are high in calcium, making them great to keep your teeth white. Finally, smoothies are a great choice to eat the required vegetable portions that would otherwise be a bit too much for a regular diet: you’ll be detoxifying your body without effort!

Ingredients

  • ½ avocado
  • 2 ripe kiwis
  • A bunch of spinach
  • Some fresh celery leaves
  • A glass of water (200 ml)

How to make it

Blend the ingredients well until you get a smooth mixture. The avocado will provide a very creamy texture!

Friday: Purple Smoothie

try this striking purple smoothie today

This is one of the most striking smoothies. This one is full of anti-oxidants, that help prevent cancer and fight aging. On the other hand, figs and beetroot can be a helpful aid when fighting cystitis and other urinary tract issues. This smoothie will also help preserve your memory and improve your sight while relaxing your nervous system.

The beetroot in it can be very helpful for your cardiological health because it fights high blood pressure and relaxes blood vessels. All in all, this one is great for pretty much every problem you might be having!

Ingredients

  • 3 figs, fresh or dried
  • 3 plums, fresh or dried
  • ½ beetroot, peeled and grated
  • 1 glass of natural purple grape juice, without added sugar (200ml)

How to make it

  • To start, if the figs and plums are dried, leave them to soak overnight.
  • Once the dried ingredients are soaked and soft, drain them.
  • Then, blend the ingredients until you get a creamy mixture.

Saturday: Brown Smoothie

This dark smoothie includes foods that vary from brown to black. This is one of the best colorful smoothies in the list because it’s kinda like a chocolate treat, just a lot healthier for you!

Because of the cocoa, it provides a lot of energy and is a stimulant. On the other hand, it improves the health of the urinary system. Finally, the fiber in the flaxseed has digestive properties and improves intestinal function.

Ingredients

  • 4 dates
  • 1 tbsp. of cocoa (10 g)
  • 1 tsp. of chia seeds or brown flax seeds (5 g)
  • Two glasses of water (200 ml)

How to make it

  • Put the dates and the seeds to soak overnight, and use them in the same water for the smoothie.
  • Blend the ingredients well until you get a smooth mixture.

Images courtesy of Food Loves Writing, madlyinlovewithlife, Antonio Picascia, and Food Thinkers.

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