3 Smoothie Recipes that Are In-step with Spring
"Spring forward, fall back" is a clever reminder of which way to set the clocks come daylight saving time, but it's also a great motto for a healthy and fresh approach to the spring season. Easy-to-make smoothies that are big on both nutrients and flavor are great for breakfast, as a snack or for whenever you feel like you need a pick-me-up.
With the Oster® Accurate Blend™ 100 Plus with Blend-N-Go® Cup, the smoothie-making process is as easy as ever. As an added convenience, you can create smoothies directly in the Travel Smoothie Cup - simply switch the blade for the drinking lid and you're good to go. The Travel Smoothie Cup makes sure that fresh and nutritious smoothies can be part of your busy lifestyle.
Try making these three flavorful smoothie recipes that are in step with spring to freshen up your day.
Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Fresh strawberries and fragrant basil create a mood-boosting smoothie that will pep up your day. Even if you're stuck indoors working while the weather outside is lovely, one sip of this sweet smoothie will help you find your zen.
- 1 1/2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- Handful of ice.
Add all ingredients to your Travel Smoothie Cup attachment and blend until completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Screw on the drinking lid and enjoy. If pouring the smoothie into a glass to drink at home, garnish the rim of the glass with a large strawberry or top with a basil leaf.
Lavender Lemon Smoothie
Nature renews itself in spring, with an abundance of blooming flowers and herbs. Take inspiration from this rebirth and create this aromatic smoothie that blends together lavender and lemon to relax and revive you.
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon edible lavender extract.
Combine all ingredients in your Travel Smoothie Cup attachment and blend until even and smooth, 1-2 minutes. Switch on the drinking lid and enjoy. Topping the smoothie with a lemon slice before you twist on the lid will add even more zest.
Vitamin C Power-up Smoothie
Don't just spring clean your house this season - spring clean your diet. When the seasons change, some people are extra susceptible to catching a cold, even as the weather warms up. Boost your immune system and stay in tip-top shape with this nutrient-rich smoothie.
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetned almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 orange, peeled
- 1 banana
- 1/2 cup spinach
- 1/2 cup mango, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup blueberries.
Add all ingredients to your Travel Smoothie Cup attachment and blend until completely smooth, about 2-3 minutes. Replace the blade attachment with the drinking lid and enjoy.