4 Healthy Blender Recipes

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Many studies show that adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet can improve you general sense of well-being and mental health. There are many healthy blender recipes loaded with vitamins and other nutrients. You don’t even need a juicer of other equipment, because the fiber in fresh vegetables and fruits purees very well.
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1. Sugarless Mixed Fruit Smoothies

This is one of the most delicious and healthy blender recipes you can have for desert. Because the fruits contain natural sugar, you don’t need to add any extra. This smoothie is also a great breakfast substitute, or an afternoon snack. Just throw a handful of frozen grapes, strawberries, half-cup of either skim milk or orange juice, a banana and a tablespoon of yogurt in the blender. Turn it one and blend on high until the mixture is smooth.

2. Sweet Potato Soup

Instead of eating soup from a can, try this healthy blender recipe for sweet potato soup. You don’t have to chop veggies and wait hour for the soup to simmer. The ingredients for 3 cups are 1 apple, 6 baby carrots, 1 sweet potato, 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth and a pinch of brown sugar. Scrub the potato and cut a shallow slit in the top. Leave it in the microwave to cook on high for 5 minute. In the meantime, cut the apple in half, remove the seeds and the stem and throw it in the blender with the peas, chicken broth and carrots. Remove the peel from the sweet potato and toss it in the blender as well. Turn on the machine and run it on high for approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle with some brown sugar and serve it.
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3. Raspberry Sorbet

Frozen raspberry sorbet is one of the most tasty and healthy summer deserts. The sorbet you can find in a store usually contains fructose corn syrup and as much sugar as a liter of soda. Start by throwing a handful of frozen raspberries in the blender along with a splash of orange juice and a tablespoon of creamy Greek yogurt. Turn on the blender and run it at the highest speed until the texture is smooth. Use the tamper to push down the fruit. Instead of raspberries, you can also use frozen peaches or blackberries.

4. Garlic Hummus

Of all the healthy blender recipes, the hummus is the most useful, because there are many ways you can eat it, including on a bagel, in salads, as an alternative to mayonnaise on sandwiches, with falafel and on cucumber slices. A little container of hummus costs $5, but for about the same price you can make a huge batch at home. You will need 1/4 cup sesame seeds, two cans of chickpeas, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 tsp cumin, 1 Tbsp minced garlic, 1 Tbsp olive oil, and salt. Blend all the ingredients together on medium-high for approximately one minute and if the mixture gets too thick, add some water.

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