Love your body: Smoothie recipes for energy and nutrition

Routinely consuming healthy smoothies is beneficial for a number of reasons. They are quick and easy to make. They pack a punch when it comes to getting your daily allowance of fruits and vegetables. And they’re delicious! Adults love them. And kids do too.

Here are two delicious smoothies to celebrate healthy living:

Avocados and Bananas

Yes, we actually found a recipe that includes both avocados and bananas in one delicious smoothie. This Avocado Banana Smoothie is packed with nutrients to give you an extra energy boost! It’s only four ingredients and super simple to make—perfect for an afternoon snack.

Ingredients
1 avocado, pitted
1 banana
1/3 cup spinach
1/4-1/2 cup water

Instructions
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled. Serves 2.

Beans

Give your smoothie an extra protein kick and add some beans. Beans? Yes! Try this Buttermilk Banana Bean Smoothie that only takes five ingredients and five minutes to make.

Ingredients
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 cup canned, drained and rinsed white kidney, navy, Great Northern or cannellini beans
1 frozen ripe banana
2 teaspoons honey
¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve chilled. Serves 1.

Pour into a glass, add a straw and enjoy!