5 Smoothie Recipes to Support Vision & Eye Health

Serving Size: Serves 1  |  Prep time: 5min  |  Blend Time: 30-60 Seconds

 

Did you know that dehydration and eyestrain can cause vision problems that are quickly and easily improved by resting, getting adequate sleep, and re-hydrating the body?

 

There are lots of studies that show that consuming more fruits and vegetables may help protect against age-related eye and vision problems. These 5 smoothie recipes are chock-full of fruits, vegetables, vitamins and minerals that will boost your energy levels and are naturally hydrating. Take a look and give a few of these tasty options a try. Your eyes will thank you!

 

 

BLENDING INSTRUCTIONS:

Add the ingredients to the blender in the order listed below. Then blend on high for 30-60 seconds until smooth.

 

 

SWEET POTATO & CARROT SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup almond milk

  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato, cooked and cooled

  • 1 medium carrot, chopped

  • 1 cup pineapple, cubed

 

Calories: 377 | Protein: 7.9g | Carbs: 69g | Fat: 3.8g | Calcium: 34% | Iron: 2.8mg | Vitamin A: 1993% | Vitamin C: 147% | Vitamin E: 83%

 

 

RED GRAPE & APPLE SMOOTHIE

  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water

  • 1 cup red seedless grapes

  • 1 medium apple or pear, cored

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

 

Calories: 212 | Protein: 3.3g | Carbs: 48g | Fat: 1g | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 2.4mg | Vitamin A: 194% | Vitamin C: 33%

 

 

CREAMY RASPBERRY MANGO SMOOTHIE

  • 6 ounces of filtered water

  • 1 mango (remove peel and pit)

  • 1 cup raspberries

  • 1 small carrot, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

 

Calories: 426 | Protein: 10.7g | Carbs: 58g | Fat: 10.4g | Calcium: 31% | Iron: 5.2mg | Vitamin A: 589% | Vitamin C: 194%

 

 

COCONUT-KALE SMOOTHIE

  • 1 cup coconut milk (boxed, not canned)

  • 1 cup blueberries

  • 1 banana, peeled

  • 2 cups kale, chopped or torn into pieces

  • 1 medium carrot, chopped

 

Calories: 300 | Protein: 4.8g | Carbs: 55.3g | Fat: 5.8g | Calcium: 18% | Iron: 2.1mg | Vitamin A: 468% | Vitamin C: 74%

 

 

PINEAPPLE-CARROT SMOOTHIE

  • 4 to 6 ounces of filtered water (or coconut water)

  • 1 cup pineapple, cubed

  • 1 orange, peeled and deseeded

  • 1 small carrot, chopped

  • 1 cup kale, chopped

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach

 

Calories: 180 | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 36.3g | Fat: 1g | Calcium: 14% | Iron: 1.81mg | Vitamin A: 438% | Vitamin C: 199%

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