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8 Healthy and Delicious Frozen Fruit Recipes for the Summer

8 Healthy and Delicious Frozen Fruit Recipes for the Summer

Keep your diet on track with these delicious desserts

Keep your summer diet on track with these delicious frozen fruit desserts.

8 Healthy and Delicious Frozen Fruit Recipes for the Summer

Keep your summer diet on track with these delicious frozen fruit desserts.

Banana Ice Cream

Believe it or not, you only need one ingredient to make rich and creamy mock ice cream. Cut ripe bananas into coins and place them in a resalable bag in your freezer. When they’ve frozen solid, purée them in a food processor until they reach ice cream consistency. Don’t be nervous when the purée starts to look lumpy: Keep pulsing the mixture and in just a few seconds more you’ll have a luscious banana “ice cream.”

Blueberry Yogurt Ice Pops

These gorgeous ice pops get their tie-dyed appearance from alternating layers of creamy Greek yogurt and a simple, scratch-made blueberry sauce. It will be hard to eat just one of these sweet and creamy pops, so make a double batch!

Fat-Free Key Lime Sorbet

The great thing about this tart and refreshing sorbet is that you don’t need an ice cream machine to make it. Just freeze the sorbet in a bowl, whisking it every hour for four hours until it’s smooth and creamy.

Grape and Banana Skewers with Chocolate Drizzle

It doesn’t get any easier than this: Thread banana slices and fresh grapes onto wooden skewers in an alternating pattern, drizzle with melted dark chocolate, and then freeze for two hours or more and you’ll have a healthy and delicious frozen treat.

Mango Lassi Ice Pops

This sweet and creamy ice pop has a fragrant twist: ground cardamom. If you love mango lassi, then this frozen dessert is a summertime must-try.

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Strawberry Sorbet with Grand Marnier

Strawberry is one of the quintessential flavors of summer. Enjoy fresh strawberries here in a Grand Mariner-spiked sorbet topped with fresh mint leaves.

Watermelon Granita

Looking for a healthy snow cone alternative? Try whipping up a batch of this watermelon granita and then packing the icy treat into paper cones. Don’t like watermelon? Try substituting cantaloupe or honeydew melon instead.


Fresh & Healthy Summer Recipes

It’s easy to eat healthy when you’ve got so many delicious options. From lightened-up burgers and smoky grilled chicken to flavorful sides packed with colorful fruits and veggies, these good-for-you recipes will help you savor the season’s best, all summer long.

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American Macaroni Salad

To keep picnic salads light and healthy, don't leave the mayo out, just use less of it. Loading up your salad with plenty of fresh vegetables gives it extra crunch and ups the nutrients, too.

Middle Eastern Chicken Burgers

These flavorful burgers get rave reviews and are remarkably easy to put together. Sauteed onion and yogurt keep the lean chicken patties super moist while a blend of pantry spices makes them taste extra special.

Gazpacho

Alton's recipe for summer in a bowl uses vine-ripened tomatoes and cucumbers for a bright, clean taste studded with flavorings like balsamic vinegar and cumin.

Grilled Shrimp with Mango, Lime and Radish Salsa

Watermelon-Strawberry Sangria

Confetti Corn

Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon-Sugar Butter

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Spicy Peach Glaze

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Salmon

Carrot, Date and Feta Salad

BBQ Spaghetti Squash Sliders

This recipe is proof mouthwatering barbecue doesn't need to be heavy and unhealthy, nor does it need to include meat!

Grilled Strip Steak and Caesar Salad

Grill romaine and steak for a salad with layers of smoky flavor, and top the dish with an easy Greek yogurt dressing.

Grilled Shrimp with Chili Cocktail Sauce

Broccoli Salad

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Bruschetta

Mango Salsa

Garlic-Mustard Grilled Beef Skewers

Bobby's garlic-mustard glaze adds a ton of flavor to his beef tenderloin skewers while keeping things healthy. A little soy sauce goes a long way.

Healthy Summer Pasta Salad

This all-American pasta salad gets a healthy boost from summer's vegetable bounty. Don't limit yourself to just tomatoes, corn and zucchini — string beans and cucumber could also find a happy home here.

Jalapeno-Lime Corn on the Cob

Strawberry Shortcake

Aromatic citrus pervades this dessert: There's lemon zest in the shortcakes and orange zest in the macerated strawberries. Tangy Greek yogurt is a great substitute for whipped cream.

Juicy Grilled Cheeseburgers

Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Soy Sauce, Fresh Ginger and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Garden Potato Salad

Asian Noodles with Summer Vegetables

Keep things cool and fresh with a veggie-forward pasta dish dressed in a savory cashew butter sauce.

Tomato Peach Salad with Ricotta

Grilled Steak and Papaya Salad

Bobby marinates his steak in a mixture of spicy Thai chiles, soy sauce, lime juice and honey. Splurge for filet mignon, or use a less expensive but still lean sirloin steak.

Grilled Pineapple with Rum Sauce

Ellie's Lobster Rolls

Ellie minimizes the fat in this summer staple by replacing most of the mayonnaise with strained yogurt.

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Steak Summer Rolls

The sheer rice wrappers are like windows, revealing the colorful layers of veggies, noodles and steak inside these refreshing rolls. A mandoline or Japanese slicer makes easy work of slicing ingredients paper thin.

Cubed Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad

Stack up squares of sweet and juicy watermelon, crisp cucumber and salty feta cheese for a salad that's as much fun to assemble as it is to eat.

Jerk Chicken Collard Wrap

Collard greens let tortillas take a break: steaming the leaves make them pliable enough to roll up into fiber- and protein-packed burritos filled with jerk chicken, coconut black beans and a creamy lime slaw.

Grilled Mango with Jalapenos

Eggplant and Asparagus Napoleons

Giada stacks up these pretty vegetarian Napoleans with grilled eggplant, asparagus, fresh ricotta and basil.

Watermelon Slushies

Healthy Chipotle Beer-and-Butter Shrimp Foil Pack

Chipotle and cumin are tempered by beer, butter and lime in this simple and healthy shrimp dish that comes together in a snap.

Swordfish with Tomatoes and Capers

Vegan Lentil Burgers

These burgers are packed with flavor, fiber and protein while still being low in fat. We love them grilled!

Mango Strawberry Snow Cones

Quick Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This tender and juicy pulled pork starts with a surprising choice: pork tenderloin. Simmering large pieces of pork tenderloin in a tangy sauce and then shredding it with two forks results in tender pork tossed with lots of rich, flavorful sauce. The final touch is a crunchy broccoli slaw with a mustardy dressing.

Pepper-Jack Chicken with Succotash

Tuna Burgers with Carrot-Ginger Sauce

Charred Tomato Gazpacho

Grilled Scallops with Orange-Scented Quinoa

Smoked Salmon Spread

Elevate the classic brunch flavor combo of lox and cream cheese by serving Ina's elegant spread with a side of crackers and fresh veggies. For a tangy bite, Ina incorporates sour cream, lemon and horseradish into the spread.

Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup

Making homemade veggie burgers is a lot easier than you think, and they&rsquore especially delicious when they&rsquore topped with a maple sugar-sweetened pomegranate ketchup.

Healthy Chopped Slaw

This tasty slaw includes two kinds of cabbage &mdash purple and green &mdash plus a touch of carrots. But the secret is in the dressing: a sweet and savory mix that includes mayo, whole-grain mustard, pineapple juice and an array of spices.


50 Summery Fresh Fruit Desserts That Make the Most of the Season's Best Produce

When it comes to summer dessert, nothing is better than fresh fruit. Berries, melons, peaches, and more are at their ripest, and most fruit can be eaten straight or doused in a little honey or cream. But sometimes you want something a little more complex, that still highlights the best summer flavors&mdashor you're looking to use up a pint of berries before they go bad. That's why we come bearing the best fruit dessert recipes that you simply must try out this summer.

Naturally sweet and full of flavor, fruit makes the perfect addition to cake recipes, pie recipes, and other treats. This season, we invite you to make a blackberry-filled dessert the freshest finale to all your summer dinners. You can also stick to classics like cherry pie and berry cobbler, but we encourage you to think outside the box, too. Try semifreddo&mdasha creamy cousin to ice cream cake that easy to make and easier to finish. Or you can add grown-up twists to your after-dinner treat, like cucumber key lime pie or blueberry-basil frozen yogurt.

A handful of cool concoctions, like a berry icebox cake and blueberry yogurt ice pops, will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, they'll also help you beat the heat. And remember, fruity fares don&rsquot need to be classified as strictly after-dinner indulgences &mdash some of these are perfectly at home at the breakfast table as they are capping off dinner. (Either way, they pair well with a cup of coffee!) No excuse is needed to try your hand at a new fruit dessert recipe (although the lemon curd mousse will be a certified party pleaser). For even more ideas, check out these healthy dessert recipes.


31 Healthy Snacks for When You Love Fruit but Have a Sweet Tooth

Fruit is never a chore. Nature’s candy ranks up there as one of our favorite things about being people.

However, the same way we won’t just stroll out the front door stark naked, we also don’t have to limit fruit consumption to the way nature intended it.

Would humanity really be humanity unless we found ways to dip everything in chocolate, make it into pizza, or shove a skewer through it? Of course not.

We found 31 amazing ways to make your fruit snacks a little more… fruity.

When dessert puts on its healthy hat.

1. Chocolate kiwi ice pops

On the days when the strawberry/chocolate combo seems a little overdone, you can pull this surprise out of the bag and turn your snack time on its head.

The recipe calls for just three ingredients (kiwi, dark chocolate, and coconut oil), but we love ours with nuts or coconut flakes sprinkled on top.

Easy, delicious, and different.

2. Chocolate-covered fruit

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Pick your favorite fruits, dice ’em up, and skewer ’em. Dip them into melted dark chocolate, pop them in the freezer for a few hours, and it’s a job done — you have yourself a cool, sweet treat with minimal work.

3. Vanilla roasted strawberries

This is a Swiss army knife of a sweet option. Get this right and you’ve got a topping for ice cream, oatmeal, and yogurt.

Roasting the strawberries kicks their flavor in the pants and makes it go — plus, it creates a rich syrup that brings an extra zhuzh to whatever the strawberries are sitting atop.

You probably never thought of roasting your strawbs before, but give it a go. It’s a great way to boost their already exceptional taste without adding sugar.

4. Almond butter, banana, and strawberry chia jam sandwich

“We didn’t turn up to a renowned Greatist recipe roundup just to have sandwiches thrown in our faces!”

We know, we know. But hear us out. This one’s a special take on PB&J that pushes all the right buttons.

Swap in almond butter, add some homemade strawberry chia jam, and you have yourself a bomb-ass concoction.

For a quicker recipe, you can also just add some sliced strawberries. The whole-grain bread and strawberries offer a great dose of heart-healthy fiber, the almond butter is rich in protein, and the banana’s packed with potassium.

How can you stay mad at us with all that potassium?

5. One-ingredient banana ice cream

Ice cream doesn’t have to be unhealthy — as long as you define “ice cream” pretty loosely.

Simply peel a few bananas, stick them in the freezer, and let them hang out for a few hours or until they’re solid. Put the frozen ’nanas in the bowl of a food processor and process them until smooth.

Finally, add your choice of mix-ins (if you like). Dark chocolate chips, diced strawberries, and a PB swirl are Greatist favorites.

6. Papaya punch smoothie

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Idina Menzel, eat your heart out — this fruit, veggie, ice, and chia smoothie is the real delivery of frozen perfection.

It’s loaded with papaya, a tropical fruit that has tons of flavor and fiber. Papaya is also relatively low in sugar compared to other fruits, with just 11.3 grams per cup.

Papaya’s got a brand new bag.

7. Summer fruit spring rolls

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There’s no way you’d expect these flavors from spring rolls. Who knew they could taste this sweet?

This inventive take on the sushi restaurant favorite fills classic rice wraps with fresh fruit for a simple, slightly sweet (and super fun) snack.

8. Strawberry Nutella bruschetta

It’s a recipe that rhymes satisfyingly and tastes even better than it sounds.

Strawberries plus Nutella is a classic combo. Just add a slice of toasted whole-grain bread for a fiber-rich, filling snack. You can also sprinkle some chia seeds, honey, or coconut flakes on top for an added flavor boost!

9. Lemon raspberry cheesecake ice pops

The word “cheesecake” might make this recipe sound like a rich dessert, but it clocks in at half the calories of the classic cheesecake. Plus, you can hold it on a stick, so it might already be beating the original.

In this version, “cheesecake” is actually just the sweetened lemony Greek yogurt mixture that gives these pops a creamy texture.

10. Frozen yogurt bites

This recipe is an awesome way to get creative with some items you probably already have in your kitchen.

Freeze some Greek yogurt with granola, pop whatever fruit you like on top, and boom! It’s a cute breakfast treat for the next morning!

11. Spicy fruit salad

If you’ve ever thought of fruit salad as boring, you have to give this recipe a try (you’re also wrong — sorry).

Sprinkle some lime juice and chili powder on top of your favorite fruity mixture for an added kick in flavor and heat.

Can’t take the heat? You don’t have to get out of the kitchen — just try cinnamon instead.

12. Two-ingredient banana chocolate chip ice cream bites

Two of our favorite foods take center stage in this recipe: bananas and chocolate chips. You can’t go wrong here.

Blend up some frozen bananas in a food processor, and then dump in some chips. That’s it. These guys store for 2 to 3 months in the freezer, so feel free to make a giant batch to dip into whenever you feel the munchies.

13. Frozen grapes

This is so simple it barely qualifies as a recipe — it’s more of a recommendation, because, well, these bang.

Buckle up, because here are the steps:

This easy, naturally sweetened treat is perfect to keep in the freezer for when that sweet tooth comes calling.

14. Vegan blueberry oat bars

These breakfast-on-the-go bars are a healthier twist on blueberry cobbler.

The blogger uses just blueberries, but feel free to throw in some strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries for a mixed-berry version.

15. Pineapple and blueberry fruit salad

The key to this recipe is what goes on top (like a great hairdo or a zany hat).

Pineapples and blueberries are awesome, but when you add some lime zest, lime juice, honey, and Greek yogurt on top, you get a next-level treat that’s creamy, zingy, and healthy in equal measure.

16. Cherries Jubilee chocolate chia seed pudding

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Cherries Jubilee is a classic dessert, but it isn’t exactly the healthiest snack.

This recipe keeps the awesome cherry flavor but adds some healthier substitutes (like cacao) and nutritional bonuses (like chia seeds). Plus, this looks great in a mason jar, so you can seem fancy at all times.

17. Yogurt breakfast parfait with plum compote

This fall-inspired breakfast has an awesome combination of some pretty underrated fruits and nuts.

Plums, blackberries, and hazelnuts shine in the classic parfait-style snack. And if you’re really in the fall mood, try sprinkling some pumpkin pie spice on top (because you know full well it’s pumpkin spice everything season).

18. Fruit sushi (frushi)

Time to play with your food! (Also, “frushi” is an excellent name. You might want to consider it for a pet in the future.)

This is a super fun snack recipe. Put some sliced kiwi, oranges, and raspberries on top of sushi rice for a fancy treat.

Of course, feel free to improvise — sliced strawberries, mango, or apple would also make a tantalizing topper.

19. Melon salad with chili and mint

No matter your age, making spherical chunks of melon is always a baller move (not sorry — that was great) and a lot of fun to boot. It rolls up just like ice cream.

Chili and mint make this a sophisticated, interesting array of flavors — you’ll never think about melon the same way again.

20. Breakfast yogurt pops

Tired of your same old yogurt-and-granola breakfast? Try changing up the shape. Yes, it all ends up in the same place, but shapes are fun and ice pops more so.

This recipe takes the classic combo and freezes it into a (very ’grammable) ice pop.

Just make sure to prep these the night before, since they need to sit in the freezer for at least 4 hours.

21. Blueberry coconut protein balls

Making a ton of these little protein balls is the perfect way to meal-prep some snacks for the week.

The secret ingredient here is lemon. The combo of lemon juice and lemon zest adds a burst of flavor to the blueberry-coconut one-two punch.

Pop one of these in your cakehole for a kick-ass start to the day.

22. Sesame oat square bars with pear compote

Oat bars are a great way to save some time in your week — and these are on the fancier side. Make a bunch on Sunday so you’ll be able to grab them on the go during your busy workweek.

Coconut oil binds all the oats together — there’s not an egg in sight, which makes these bars super-duper vegan-friendly.

The recipe includes a homemade pear compote that will satisfy any fruit lover’s craving.

23. Chewy raspberry apple granola bars

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Granola bars are far from boring when you make them at home. You can customize the flavors however you want, and there’s none of the processed ingredients and preservatives you’d find in store-bought options.

This simple version has just seven ingredients like milk, honey, oil, and cinnamon. Raspberries stand out and do jazz hands as the vibrant, delicious star of the show.

A mix of flavors is the mark of enlightened kitchen work, so try to switch up your fruit game entirely and get creative.

24. Grilled fruit pizza

Oh, boy… is pizza not just bae? Well, we’re willing to wager that you haven’t had one with fruit and honey as a topping before. (If you’re one of those who falls on the angrier side of the pineapple-on-pizza debate, this one might not be for you. Or maybe it’ll convert you.)

Just grill up some pizza dough, naan, or tortilla and sprinkle your favorite fruits on top.

25. Strawberry and goat cheese bruschetta

We’d eat goat cheese with pretty much anything, but it’s especially good with fruit. The creamy saltiness offsets the sweetness of many fruits beautifully. But strawberries hold the starring role here.

This bruschetta recipe features the gooey combo with a balsamic glaze on top that really brings out the strawberryishness (definitely a word) of the strawberries.

26. Peach quinoa tabbouleh

Peaches and quinoa might not seem like a match made in heaven, but this sweet and salty Middle Eastern-inspired dish has other ideas.

Honey, mint, and parsley dance around the peach flavors, adding all kinds of busy mouth sensations. Even as a side or a standalone snack, this intriguing tabbouleh stands all on its own.

27. Honey-lemon toast with figs and pistachios

Getting creative with toast is all the rage these days (thanks, avo toast!).

This honey-fig version is the perfect savory way to eat your fruit. With ricotta slathered on the base, stopping your snack at a single slice is the most difficult thing about this recipe.

28. Creamy cheese fruit pizza

Fruity pizza: round two. (Wait, how is there more than one? Where the f*ck are all these fruit pizzas coming from?)

This one features peaches and blackberries, but feel free to make your own version with any fruit-cheese-dough combo.

Get as creative as your brain wants — they broke the seal with pineapples many moons ago. This is just the natural consequence.

29. Mango, avocado, and fresh cilantro salsa

You’ve heard that it takes two to tango — well, it can take two fruits to salsa. And, yes, avocado is a fruit.

This two-fruit salsa (yes, avocado is a fruit) is a way to give sweet flavors a savory twist when it’s served alongside classic tortilla chips.

Avocados are brimming with healthy monounsaturated fat and tons of vitamins, including vitamins E and B6.

30. Fig and prosciutto crostini

Well, when you wrap a fresh fig in a slice of salty prosciutto and stick it on top of some toasted bread, you’ll learn that there’s more to the already mighty fig than meets the eye.

31. Melon, prosciutto, and mozzarella skewers

Here’s another awesome salty-sweet combo (because savory doesn’t mean you need to kick all the sweetness out).

Prosciutto and melon is a classic duo. Add fresh mozzarella, put it on a stick, and things get seriously tasty.

Fruit wears many disguises, and almost all of them are delicious (when put together right).

Whether you’re in the mood for sweetness or a broader experience for your taste buds, you don’t need added sugars. You can use the natural sugars in fruits to bolster the flavor of your meal and take advantage of their natural goodness.

Had your fill of pizzas made of fruit? Fine, here are some desserts made from vegetables (and if you think carrot cake is the limit, you are very much mistaken).


8 Healthy and Delicious Frozen Fruit Recipes for the Summer - Recipes

As parents it’s often difficult to get the kids to try new foods, particularly when those foods are either fruits or veggies. However, I’m sure we agree that letting kids try new foods and making sure they eat nutritiously is a pretty important job.

The following recipes for kids add a little fun and a lot of colourful nutrition to a few breakfast, lunch, dinner, and after school snack favourites…

1. Mars Mission Fruit Snack

Talk about an engaging way to get the kids excited to snack on fruits and veggies! Recreate a Mars Space Mission…but in edible form. However, it’ll be up to the kids to devour this watermelon spacecraft with carrot details.

2. Pirate Ship Fruit Cups

The summer holidays are almost here, and what better snack to eat on a beach than that of a sailboat on water?! Bring a smile to your little one’s face with this fun snack that will fill them up with lots of vitamins and minerals.

3. Rainbow Pizza

This recipe takes a dinner favorite and turns it into a healthier meal by loading up on colourful veggies. Use a homemade cauliflower crust or store-bought whole wheat pizza dough or crust and arrange a multi-array of vegetables in circles according to the order of the colors in a rainbow. So start on the inside with diced cherry tomatoes (or eggplant), then chopped orange bell pepper, follow with a ring of corn, arrange green bell pepper pieces next, and finish with broccoli and red onion on the outer edge. Even better, get the kids to help make a rainbow-inspired meal for dinner.

4. Frozen Fruit Popsicles

With this recipe you can blend your fruit chunks into smoothies first, but they’re quite visually-appealing and colourful when the fruit is left whole. Slice an array of favorite fruits in all colours (i.e., watermelon, mango, kiwi, banana, cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, and blueberries). Place chunks in a popsicle mould and fill to the brim with naturally sweetened iced green tea (with honey). Cover with sticks and let freeze for 4 to 6 hours. The fruit is naturally sweet enough so there’s no need for sugary juice or fruit punch.

5. Strawberry Mice

Turn your strawberries into sweet little mice and give them their own treat of some cheese! Those cute ears are made of scrumptious milk chocolate, but can be made healthier with dark chocolate instead!


8 Fabulous Cherry Recipes for Fresh or Frozen Cherries

This Flourless Cherry Almond Ricotta Cake is light, delicately almond-flavoured and filled with fresh cherries. It never fails me!

This recipe for Mini No-bake Cherry Almond Cheesecake makes an easy dessert for a crowd! Love cheesecake but don&rsquot like the fuss? This recipe may be just what you&rsquore looking for. Make ahead of time and freeze!

Gluten-free Cherry Chocolate Skillet Cookie to the rescue when you need a quick dessert!

Pop this in the oven, grab two spoons and dive in to this skillet cookie with your partner. Gooey chocolate, sweet cherries and a soft cookie with crispy edges: who knew eating a cookie could be this much fun?

Make this mini dessert in less than 10 minutes. It&rsquos a creamy, light and refreshing little jar of deliciousness with a touch of lemon and almond. Fresh, sweet, just-picked juicy cherries put this tiny dessert over the top!

Mini desserts like this one are often all we want after a big meal. This no-bake easy dessert is lightly sweetened with your choice of sweetener. Cherries add a delicate colour and natural sweetness. Pretty in pink!


Nutri Ninja Smoothie Recipes

These simple N inja blender smoothie recipes are very easy and fun to prepare. If you have kids and you like involving them in the process, then delicious smoothies made in your Nutri Ninja is what you need. Your kids will love the splash of color and the yummy taste. With a good smoothie blender like the Nutri Ninja, you are ready to go! Here are our favorite Nutri N inja smoothie recipes that you can try today.

1. Nutri Ninja Green Smoothie Recipe

You can try this delicious Nutri Ninja green smoothie as a filling breakfast smoothie, a refreshing drink after your workout session or even as a yummy dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 1 clementine (peeled)
  • 1 cup baby spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ avocado (peeled and stoned)
  • ¼ cup water

Mix all these ingredients by blending for about 30 seconds in your Nutri Ninja. Pour into a serving glass and enjoy your yummy Nutri N inja smoothie.

This is a highly nutritious drink packed with vitamins C, B6, and many more. The antioxidants are very effective in boosting your body’s immune system. Avocados are known to be excellent sources of healthy fats, fiber and are quite low in carbs. They can also be a great aid in your weight loss process. Who’s forgetting the kids? They would love this too.

2. Classic Banana Ninja Smoothie

For those who love bananas, this is another yummy way to take them. This smoothie could serve as a filling snack or energy drink replacement during the day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas (peeled and cut into half)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup oats
  • ¾ cup almond milk or low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3-4 cashew nuts

Place these ingredients in your Nutri Ninja and blitz until well incorporated. Serve in a smoothie jar, then garnish with nuts of your choice. Some may want to take this chilled and others wouldn’t. Either way, it is a delicious drink.

3. Banana & Strawberry Smoothie

This is an easy Nutri Ninja smoothie recipe your kids will love.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 cup of fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup or honey.

Place all ingredients in your blender and blitz until it’s smooth. Serve in a smoothie jar. Yum!

Oranges are a popular source of vitamin C. They also contain choline which has been discovered to help in sleep, learning and memory improvement. Strawberries contain antioxidants and vitamins and taste so delicious in combination with banana. Give this a try and make yourself a yummy snack.

4. Broccoli Ninja Smoothie Recipe

Broccoli is such a nutritious vegetable. This healthy smoothie is a great way to incorporate it into your diet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of frozen broccoli
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 small carrots (peeled and chopped in pieces)
  • ½ cup water
  • Nuts of your choice for garnishing

Place all ingredients in your blender and blitz to a smooth consistency.

Now , this is a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies. This recipe is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals like potassium and calcium. It’s also low in carbs and a very good option to aid digestion and reduce constipation.

5. Berries Ninja Smoothie

Another creative option for a midday snack is this vibrant berry smoothie. The orange and banana give this its delicious sweetness. This Nutri Ninja recipe will get your taste buds leaping for joy! To make this delicious smoothie, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (cut into half)
  • ½ cup aronia berries
  • ½ cup blackberries or blueberries (frozen)
  • 2-3 cherries (pitted)
  • ½ kiwi (peeled)
  • 1 orange (peeled and cut in half)

Place all your ingredients in your Nutri Ninja and blend until it’s smooth. You can enjoy this smoothie at home, or take it with you to the office you’ll be glad you did.

Blackberries used in this Nutri Ninja recipe are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. They are also packed with antioxidants to boost your immune system and help fight free radicals. They may boost brain health and can help support oral health. Aronia berries contain even higher levels of antioxidants than blueberries. They may be effective in fighting urinary tract infections. Talk about a power drink!

6. Strawberry & Beet Smoothie

In search of something new and exciting? Then you need to try this Nutri N inja smoothie. It’s another blend of unique flavors that comes out nice and with its distinct taste.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 small beetroot (peeled)
  • 1 medium banana (peeled)
  • 1 medium-sized carrot (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • ½ cup water

In your Nutri Ninja, place all these ingredient and blitz until well incorporated. Serve in a glass and enjoy your delicious smoothie.

7. Red Kiss Ninja Smoothie

Now with all the sweetness, you may also be looking for a drink with a little zing! The Red kiss is a smoothie with a little twist. To make this simple Ninja smoothie, you will need the following ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • 3-4 leaves mint
  • ½ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup soy milk

Place all ingredients in your Ninja blender and blitz until smooth. Serve in a smoothie jar and enjoy.

The mint leaves in this recipe give it its twist and unique flavor. Mint leaves can be effective in soothing an upset stomach. This recipe is also rich in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and protein. You should try it out.

8. Spring Strawberry Smoothie

Yum! A perfect fruit Ninja smoothie recipe for anyone. To prepare this delicious smoothie, you just need a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • ½ cup frozen cherries
  • 1 banana (peeled and halved)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled)
  • ½ apple (peeled and cut)

Blend everything in your Ninja and serve fresh.

Why not make this your favorite drink after a workout session? It’s a very refreshing drink and provides a much-needed burst of energy. Cherries are known to reduce post-exercise pain, may provide arthritic relief, can lower the risk of gout attacks and also promote healthy sleep. This recipe is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds. You definitely want to try this out.

9. Strawberry & Orange Ninja Smoothie

Strawberries and orange mix who would have thought? This is a very simple Ninja smoothie recipe and the taste will surprise your taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 banana
  • 2 oranges (peeled and halved)
  • ½ cup water
  • a hint of cinnamon

Blend all ingredients properly in your blender, serve in a glass and enjoy.

With this recipe, you are loading up the rich nutrient content. A healthy dose of vitamin C, a good sip of antioxidants and compounds that boost immunity and brain function.

10. Delicious Yellow Smoothie

Another smoothie with an exciting twist. For one serving of delicious yellow smoothie, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 kiwi (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 orange (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp nutmeg

Place all these ingredients in your Nutri Ninja and blitz until it’s smooth.

This is a nutrient-packed recipe. Ginger may be helpful in reducing muscle pain and soreness and relieving nausea. This is your choice smoothie for cold and flu relief and a good detox. Kiwi contains vitamins C, K and E as well as folate and potassium and it is a good source of fiber. And of course, this recipe is an energy-packed one as well.

11. Ninja Detox Smoothie

This Ninja detox smoothie is a nutritious and healthy option. In case you are looking for something energizing and detoxifying, this is a Nutri Ninja recipe you should try.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small cucumber (peeled, cut into chunks)
  • Freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 green apple (cut into chunks)
  • ½ cup pineapple (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tbsp of honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup of coconut water

Blend all ingredients together in your blender and serve immediately.

Apart from being really nutritious, this smoothie is going to be your all-time favorite. If you want another healthy option for staying hydrated all day long, then this is your smoothie!

12. Nutri Ninja Carrot Smoothie

How about a healthy carrot smoothie? Bugs Bunny would have loved this delicious Ninja smoothie.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 2 small carrots (peeled and cut into pieces)
  • ½ orange (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 apple
  • Juice of 1 orange

Place all your ingredients in your Nutri Ninja and blitz until smooth.

This is a very tasty recipe and richly fortified with nutrients. Carrots remain a great source of vitamin A which is necessary for good eyesight. They also contain antioxidants which might be helpful in diabetes control. It is also a source of vitamin C which can boost your immune system. Maple syrup in this Nutri Ninja recipe is a good source of potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and riboflavin which aids in metabolic processes. In addition, it contributes to the delicious sweet taste of this smoothie.

13. Cocoa Ninja Smoothie

Here is a Nutri Ninja breakfast smoothie you may want to try. If you start your day with a cocoa-based beverage, why not spice it up a bit? The more nutritious your breakfast, the better your day becomes.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 4-5 hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 banana (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 tbsp almond or hazelnut butter

Place all ingredients in your Ninja blender and blend until smooth.

This smoothie is packed with the right burst of energy and nutrients to start your day. It is fortified with protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. What better way to start the day if not with a filling, healthy Ninja breakfast smoothie.

14. Dark Chocolate Smoothie

If you love coffee and chocolate then why not combine them in a smoothie? It’s very easy to prepare and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (peeled and cut in half)
  • 2 oz (54 grams) of dark chocolate
  • ½ cup of oatmeal drink
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 3-4 pitted dates

Place all ingredients in your Nutri Ninja and blend for about 30 seconds until smooth. Serve in a glass or smoothie jar and enjoy your tasty Nutri N inja smoothie.

One sip of this amazing smoothie and you’re hooked! It is a very wonderful choice for breakfast and is loaded with so many nutrients. This smoothie is rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals like potassium, manganese, and magnesium. The pitted dates are a good source of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of diabetes. The oatmeals are a rich source of healthy carbs and fats. Walnuts are a super plant source of omega-3 which can boost your brain function. They contain more antioxidants than most nuts. Talk about a healthy breakfast!

15. Nutri Ninja Beetroot Smoothie

A very tasty beet smoothie and very easy to make. If you don’t know how to prepare beets for smoothies, check out our article we’ve written about this topic: How to Prepare Beets for Smoothies.

Ingredients:

  • 1 small beetroot (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 1 medium-sized apple (cut into chunks)
  • 3-4 almonds
  • 1 handful spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Put all the ingredients in your smoothie blender and blitz until smooth.

16. Easy Nutri Ninja Smoothie Recipe

This simple Nutri Ninja fruit smoothie recipe might be just what you need on a busy day.

Ingredients:

  • 2 kiwis (peeled and cut in half)
  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • 2 apricots
  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 5 cashew nuts

Place all ingredients in your Ninja blender and blitz until its smooth.

Some might regard kiwis as a superfood. They basically have it all — vitamins C, K and E, potassium, antioxidants, and dietary fiber . Then, d o not forget the many health benefits of bananas, soymilk, and nuts. Apricots are very hydrating, they may boost skin, eye and gut health. They are high in antioxidants and potassium and are great in relieving constipation. To your health!

17. Cherry & Coconut Smoothie

Cherries and coconut, this already sounds yummy, right? And it is indeed a delicious and refreshing smoothie. A good choice for a filling snack, or a healthy dessert for your kids.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cherries
  • 1 banana (peeled and halved)
  • 3 tbsp coconut flakes
  • ¾ cup of almond milk

Blend all ingredients in your Nutri Ninja until smooth.

With its creamy and rich taste, this smoothie will win you over. By using almond milk, you can enjoy this smoothie even if you are a vegan, or lactose intolerant. To add a little jazz to it, you can sprinkle coconut flakes or any nuts or berries of your choice. This smoothie is packed with fiber which may aid in digestion and good bowel movement. It is rich in vitamins, minerals as well as antioxidants. Most importantly, it gives you the energy you need. Go ahead and give yourself a treat!

18. Best Ninja Smoothie Recipe

My favorite and best Nutri N inja smoothie recipe is a taste of happiness! Ripe oranges and mangos are sweet and so delicious. You may want to serve this smoothie alongside a good meal at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can hardly get tired of this smoothie and every time a pineapple comes your way, you will want to savor this smoothie again. It is quite easy to prepare too.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (peeled)
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup mango (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 orange (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 1 apple (peeled and cut in half)

Place all the ingredients in your smoothie blender and blitz until it is well combined. You can also have it chilled if you like.

This is a very refreshing drink. It’s not only delicious but also super healthy. It’s loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you going through a tough day.

19. Tropical Ninja Smoothie

This tropical smoothie has a signature creamy texture and heavenly taste. Ripe pineapples and bananas are incredibly delicious. Having them both in this smoothie not only guarantees its amazing taste but also numerous health benefits. To prepare a serving of this yummy goodness, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup freshly chopped pineapple
  • 1 banana (peeled and halved)
  • ½ orange
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • coconut flakes for garnishing

Put all the ingredients into your smoothie blender and blend until everything is smooth and creamy. Garnish with coconut flakes and enjoy your Nutri N inja smoothie.

Per serving of this smoothie, you are supplied with vitamins, minerals and several essential compounds that can boost skin, eye, and gut health. It also contains some antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds to fight inflammation.

20. Banana & Carrot Ninja Smoothie

A splash of color and an amazing blend of flavors. The banana and carrot smoothie can only be described as heavenly.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana (peeled and cut in half)
  • 2 medium-sized carrots (peeled and cut in pieces)
  • 1 kiwi (peeled and cut in half)
  • ½ cup almond milk

Mix all the ingredients in your Nutri Ninja and blitz! Drink directly out of the Ninja cup or serve in a smoothie jar and sip to your heart’s content.

This Nutri Ninja recipe comes with a packed box of nutrients. Bananas can supply you with vitamin C and manganese which may be good for your skin. Potassium can be great for your heart and blood pressure by balancing out the negative effects of salt. The carrots in this Ninja smoothie are an excellent source of vitamin A which can be good for your eyesight. Try this smoothie now and you can thank us later.

It only takes a few minutes to make any of these Nutri Ninja smoothies, so why not do it every morning instead of picking up a coffee and a pastry on your way to work. By increasing your intake of fruits and vegetables, you’ll feel happier and more energized. On top of that, you’ll reap some very important long-term health benefits. If you find a way to make one of these Nutri Ninja recipes healthier or tastier, make sure to let us know in the comments below!

Philipp Brohl

Hi, my name is Philipp and I’m a juicing addict! I aim to provide well-researched and unbiased reviews, share delicious juice and smoothie recipes, and answer all types of questions you might have about smoothies and juicing and the juicers and blenders to go along with them.


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This seventh smoothie recipe is simple to do because all you’ll need are four ingredients coconut milk, yogurt, banana, and spinach. Together, they form a low-calorie drink which can boost your energy and make your skin glow. Drinking this smoothie every day will curb your cravings for sweet snacks, hence, lose pounds along the way.

As you already know, spinach is high in vitamins K, A, and C. Bananas support weight loss by making you feel full for a long time, hence less calories. To skip the use of ice cubes, you can use a frozen banana in the smoothie. If you don’t know how to freeze a banana for smoothies, watch this video.

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need:

  • 1 cup organic coconut milk
  • 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped

In a blender, put all ingredients and blend well. Add a bit of water if you find the consistency too thick for your preference. Serve in a mason jar or glass of your choice.


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