Not everyone is a fan of eating vegetables. If you are one of them, it can be hard to get all the nutrients that your body needs to keep fit. Fortunately, there is a way to sneak in vegetables in your meals easily, and that is by using your trusty blender.
Here are five amazing blender recipes made of veggies that are good for your overall health and fitness:
Sunrise Butternut Squash Smoothie
- 2 cups almond milk
- 1 cup of water
- 1/4 cup nut butter (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups frozen butternut squash
- 1/2-2 over-ripe bananas
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides
- 1 cup of frozen strawberries or raspberries
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon bee pollen (optional)
Toss all ingredients in a blender then pulse until smooth. You can then serve it right away.
Blueberry Cauliflower Smoothie
- 1 clementine
- 3/4 cup frozen cauliflower
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1/2 cup plain, full-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- A handful of spinach (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender, making sure that the clementine segments are at the bottom. Blend the ingredients until smooth. You can add a bit of water to help get the blender started.
Wild Blueberry Zucchini Smoothie
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen wild blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- 1 cup frozen zucchini, cubed
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon hemp hearts
- 1 teaspoon bee pollen
- 1/2–3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 tablespoons nut butter
- 1 cup ice
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until everything is smooth.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup plant milk
- 1 cup beets, peeled and cubed
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- Coconut oil for cooking
Put all the ingredients except the coconut oil in a blender. Blend until everything is smooth. Place a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Swirl in a bit of coconut oil to cover the bottom. Once the oil starts to smoke a bit, place a dollop of the batter in the skillet.
Once the top of the pancake bubbles up and the sides are pretty much cooked, gently flip the pancake over. Be careful not to pop any of the bubbles if you can. Continue cooking for around two to three minutes. Serve while still hot.
Five-Minute Spinach Dip Recipe
- 1 package frozen chopped spinach (thawed and strained)
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until you reach your desired consistency. Transfer the contents to a small bowl.
Eating vegetables should not always be such a struggle. With the recipes here, you will start making veggies a part of your diet and enjoy delicious dishes from them.