Our 5 Favorite Bariatric Vitamin Smoothie Recipes

By Bari Life

These 5 delicious smoothies are one of the many ways you can reach your daily vitamin and mineral goals. These smoothies turn your vitamins into a delicious treat instead of a chore. They taste so good and will give you the added energy you need to start your day! You can even add protein to any of these recipes, so they can suffice as a healthy breakfast or lunch!

Each of these recipes calls for one scoop of Bari Life’s Complete Bariatric Vitamin Powder, to ensure you’re getting half of your daily dose of all the bariatric vitamins and minerals you need to prevent vitamin deficiencies after bariatric surgery.

Watermelon Strawberry Vitamin/Protein Smoothie

Watermelon Strawberry Vitamin/Protein Smoothie

We are in love with the color of this one – the perfect summer pink, making it look irresistibly juicy and delicious! While cutting up a giant watermelon put some aside for this smoothie.  Freeze or use right away with some fresh or frozen strawberries and if you have it, a sprig of mint. Yum!

For an added protein option try making this with almond milk and a packet of our Vanilla Protein Pudding/Shake mix  – a delicious protein boost to keep you feeling full and for maintaining healthy muscle mass.

Celebrate summer with this super yummy and pretty Watermelon Strawberry Bariatric Vitamin/Protein Smoothie.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or bullet and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately. Store any extras in ice cube trays in the freezer to be added to your next Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie or pour into popsicle molds for a frozen treat!

Orange Lemonade Bariatric Vitamin/Protein Smoothie

orange lemonade bariatric vitamin smoothie

This Orange Lemonade Smoothie recipe works perfectly as either a regular green smoothie or as a frozen treat very similar to Italian ice. Frozen banana chunks round out the citrus notes of fresh oranges and lemon in this citrus smoothie fit for paradise.

For a larger smoothie and an added boost of protein simply add 1 packet of Bari Life’s Aloha Mango Protein Smoothie mix!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender and add water until reach desired consistency. Enjoy immediately!
  2. If you want to create the freezer pops, blend and place into freezer pop molds and freeze until frozen. If making pops, this recipe will make 4 pops of average pop size.

Blueberry Lemonade Superfood Bariatric Vitamin Smoothie

blueberry lemonade superfood smoothie

This superfood smoothie will give you a great boost of energy and is a perfect way to start your day. Blueberries are an excellent source of manganese — manganese plays an important role in bone development and in converting the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into to energy. Blueberries also rank high in antioxidants that help protect against cancer, heart disease and other age-related diseases.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender. Enjoy immediately!
  2. If you want to create popsicles, blend and place into freezer pop molds and freeze until frozen.

Green Bariatric Vitamin/Protein Smoothie

Green Bariatric Vitamin/Protein Smoothie

Green smoothies are one of the best nutrient-dense drinks around! This smoothie is refreshing, light, and sweet! Feel free to change up the quantity of the ingredients mentioned according to your taste. This is a great smoothie if you would like to put more vegetables than fruit but still get the great taste.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Blend the spinach and coconut water together in a high-speed blender.
  2. When combined, blend in vitamin powder, the frozen pineapple, frozen banana, optional protein mix and avocado until smooth and creamy.

Carrot Lemonade Bariatric Vitamin Smoothie

Carrot Lemonade Bariatric Vitamin Smoothie

This delicious, vibrant Carrot Lemonade Smoothie is packed with nutrition and ready in minutes! Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the liver. Vitamin A, essential for overall good health, promotes growth, the immune system, reproduction and vision.

Ingredients

  • 4 carrots (peeled and cut)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 1 scoop Bari Life Complete Bariatric Vitamin Powder – Lemonade
  • ¼ bunch parsley
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • ½ inch knob of ginger
  • 1 cup water
  • stevia (optional to taste)
  • Note: If you want to use fresh carrot juice, make the following changes: replace 1/2 cup of water and the 4 carrots with 1 cup of carrot juice and add 1/2 additional banana to help keep the smoothie smooth.

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender
  2. Reserve a small amount of the hemp seeds to top the smoothie

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