Smoothies are a lifesaver when you need to whip up something healthy and delicious quickly. Sometimes, oversleeping and other challenges of life can prevent you from making breakfast. If you want to increase your fruits and vegetable consumption, smoothies are a perfect way to incorporate more fiber and healthy nutrition into your diet.
Our farm vendors have a great array of fresh BC grown fruits and vegetables that can be used in your smoothies. Here are some smoothie recipes you should try out:
Blueberries and other berries are excellent sources of fiber and antioxidants. Spinach also comes loaded with vitamins and fiber and many other healthy nutrients. Blueberries are rich in fiber, low in calories and are dense in manganese, vitamin C, and K, as well as a high amount of antioxidants. Not only is this smoothie delicious, but it’s also a great immune booster due to the high antioxidant content.
Banana and strawberry make a perfect combination. It's best to use fresh or frozen fruit such as berries, pineapples, watermelon or mangoes to increase fibre content and reduce sugar. Bananas are also filling and rich in potassium.
For this smoothie, blend your beets and pineapple to the right consistency. Add Greek yogurt or milk if you like dairy.
This smoothie is perfect, and it’s not too sweet as the beetroot and pineapple both balance out quite well. The yogurt and milk add a creamy texture and an excellent flavor to the drink. It's filling, delicious, and nutritious. Add some ice cubes or chill a little to enjoy!
This delicious smoothie is a great way to start your day. Blend your blueberry and apple and add some Greek yogurt or milk for texture and protein. You can also sub blackberries for the blueberries. Both berries are rich in fibre, antioxidants and natural sugars.
Take advantage of the bountiful summer harvest to create some spectacular vegetable smoothies. From kale, chard, beet greens, carrots, and everything in between, there's no limit to what you can do with veggies. Veggies come with loads of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals, and fiber among others.
Carrots are a perfect snack any time of the day. Crunchy, delicious, and mobile, carrots can help get you to the next meal without indulging in junk foods that jeopardize your health and expand your waistline.
This smoothie is packed with the goodness of apples, pineapples, and kale. With an abundance of vitamins A and C, antioxidants and fiber, this healthy smoothie will not only get you fed, but will also boost your immune system without making you fat. Don’t worry about the kale; the pineapples and apples counterbalance its bitter taste.
Combine your green smoothie with berries to add some sweetness and flavor. It’s so delicious you won’t notice the bitter kale or watery spinach in the blend.
Next time you're at the Whistler Farmers Market, be sure to stock up on some BC grown fruit and vegetables for your smoothies. Check out which farm vendors will be at the Whistler Farmers Market on our market maps.