World Nutrition Week 2023: 5 Vegan Smoothies To Sip Goodness

In celebration of Nutrition Week from September 1st to 7th, let's explore the goodness of homemade vegan smoothies. These nutrient-packed blends not only promote a healthy lifestyle but also contribute to a sustainable planet. Packed with fresh fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins, vegan smoothies offer a delicious and cruelty-free way to fuel your body. Whether it's a vibrant green spinach and banana smoothie or a creamy berry and almond butter concoction, these homemade delights provide essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while supporting environmental conservation. Let's follow a vegan smoothie trend this Nutrition week and boost our well-being in the most delicious way possible! 

1. Mango Lassi Smoothie: 


1 ripe mango, peeled and diced 

1 cup dairy-free yogurt 

½ cup almond milk 

1 tbsp agave syrup (or sweetener of choice) 

¼ tsp ground cardamom 

Crushed ice 

Method: Blend the diced mango, dairy-free yogurt, almond milk, agave syrup, and cardamom until smooth. Add crushed ice and blend again until you achieve your desired consistency. Pour into a glass, garnish with a sprinkle of cardamom, and enjoy this vegan twist on the classic mango lassi. 

2. Spinach and Banana Green Smoothie: 


1 cup fresh spinach leaves 

1 ripe banana 

1/2 cup coconut water 

½ cup coconut milk 

1 tbsp chia seeds 

A drizzle of honey (optional) 

Method: Blend the spinach, banana, coconut water, coconut milk, and chia seeds until smooth. Taste and add honey if you prefer extra sweetness. Pour into a glass, and relish this nutrient-packed green delight. 

3. Turmeric and Ginger Immunity Booster


1 cup almond milk 

½ tsp turmeric powder 

½ tsp grated ginger 

1 small ripe banana 

¼ tsp black pepper (enhances turmeric absorption) 

A pinch of cinnamon 

A drizzle of maple syrup (optional) 

Method: Blend almond milk, turmeric powder, grated ginger, banana, black pepper, and cinnamon until smooth. Add maple syrup if you prefer extra sweetness. Pour into a glass and savor this immune-boosting, anti-inflammatory concoction. 

4. Papaya and Mint Cooler


1 cup ripe papaya, diced 

Juice of 1 lime 

A handful of fresh mint leaves 

½ cup coconut water 

Crushed ice 

Method: Blend the papaya, lime juice, fresh mint leaves, and coconut water until smooth. Add crushed ice and blend again for a refreshing, tropical treat. Pour into a glass, garnish with a mint sprig, and enjoy the cooling flavors. 

5. Almond and Date Smoothie 


1 cup almond milk 

5-6 pitted dates 

2 tbsp almond butter 

½ tsp vanilla extract 

A pinch of salt 

Crushed ice 

Method: Blend almond milk, pitted dates, almond butter, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until creamy. Add crushed ice and blend once more for a luxurious, nutty indulgence. Pour into a glass and relish this vegan smoothie loaded with natural sweetness and nutty richness. 

These vegan smoothies, infused with Indian ingredients, offer a fusion of flavors and a wealth of health benefits. Incorporate them into your Nutrition Week celebration for a delicious and nutritious journey toward improved well-being.