Looking for really healthy shakes? Well, you have come to the right place. Rich and delicious shakes have taken America by storm since the 1990s, and today almost everyone knows what a “shake” is, thanks to major shake chains like Robek’s and Jamba Juice.

However, smoothies served in restaurants are often loaded with a lot of unhealthy calories. In this post, we will talk about seriously healthy homemade smoothies that are made from fresh fruits and vegetables, without fat or sugar.

Fresh fruit smoothies are a wonderful substitute for traditional heavy breakfast, such as pancakes, eggs, potatoes, waffles, bacon, and other foods that make you feel sluggish and tired. Smoothies are delicious, nutritious and light snacks that, in some cases, can be a meal replacement. These healthy drinks are not only limited to breakfast, but can also be had at any time of the day.

Smoothies can also help detoxify your body. It’s a shame that some people don’t realize the health benefits of smoothies and aren’t aware of the amazing ingredients that can be added to them. Here are some refreshing ideas for making your own healthy drinks at home.

The shake base:

The base you choose for your shake will determine the health quotient of your drink. The shake base can contain water, fruit juice, or vegan milk such as rice milk, almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, hemp seed milk, and coconut milk. You can experiment with fresh organic fruits like orange, pineapple, apple, grape, mango, peach, blueberry, nectarine, acai, and cherry.

If you are lactose intolerant, you may consider using frozen fruits for a thick consistency. Those who wish to watch their weight can opt for skimmed yogurt or skim milk to reduce their caloric intake. Using sweetener substitutes like adding stevia instead of sugar can also help you achieve your weight loss goals.

Add seeds and nuts:

You may consider adding certain seeds and nuts like flax, sunflower, chia, and pumpkin to your smoothies to make them more nutritious.

Whey protein powder:

If you want to build muscle, or just want to include protein in your diet, consider adding whey protein for really healthy shakes. Although there are several good sources of protein, we hardly have time to eat them all. A nutritious and healthy whey protein shake will boost your energy levels and help you gain muscle mass. Here is a recipe for a protein shake:

Have a banana, a scoop of protein powder, a half cup of yogurt, and a cup of skim milk. Now, mix the banana and milk for about 30 seconds on high speed, add the yogurt and whey protein powder and then mix for another minute on high speed. Just like that, you have a really healthy shake ready to serve!

You may also want to make a healthy, low-carb protein shake. Low-fat and low-carb ingredients added with essential vitamins and protein make shakes a wonderful way to control your weight without penalizing your taste buds.