An Insider’s Guide to the Yummiest Smoothies
The freshest season is upon us- so stock up and enjoy all the health benefits of everything delicious in one serving! Smoothies are the ultimate way to jam pack as much nutrition as possible into one drink. These 6 Superfood Smoothies are the perfect meal and full of vitamins which will keep you energized and your mind sharp. The key is the smoothies must taste amazing or you won’t drink them! Try sneaking in handfuls of spinach (you won’t even detect it) since it has such a mild flavor yet is such a nutritional powerhouse.

Since smoothies are full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and protein, the options are endless. We mix it up with lots of variety so the smoothies don’t get boring.  Here are six fabulous smoothies which are filled with superfoods that will start your mornings off right.*

    LIST OF HEALTHY SUPERFOODS:

  • Kale – insanely low in calories, powerful anti-oxidant with anti-inflammatory properties, and helpful for arthritis and autoimmune diseases
  • Spinach – the beauty of spinach lies in how easy it is to disguise the taste. It’s mild tasting yet packed with vitamins, has anti-cancerous properties, and is one of the healthiest foods on the planet
  • Blueberries – one of the highest antioxidant capacities of all fruit which helps to combat free radicals in your body
  • Strawberries – just one serving provides more vitamin c than an orange while being low in natural sugars
  • Greek Yogurt – double the protein and half the carbs as regular yogurt
  • Cucumber – since it’s 95% water, it’s an incredible detoxifier and helps with liver and kidney function
  • Lemon – one of the most important items to stock in your kitchen as it’s a highly effective cleansing agent and cuts through the bitterness of greens
  • Banana – an essential in smoothies as it adds creaminess, a touch of sweetness, and helps you feel full longer plus, it’s rich in potassium and fiber and gives you natural energy
  • Turmeric – anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties
  • Ginger – aids in digestion and supports the immune system
  • Chia + Flaxseeds – rich is Omega-3 and fiber benefits
    Instructions for all 6 Smoothies are so simple-  choose from any of our combinations below and enjoy- you can’t go wrong!

  1. Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add ice depending on temperature preference.
  2. Frozen bananas work best in smoothies. Peel, slice in half, and place in a large Ziploc bag in the freezer overnight.
  3. Add more spinach and kale to increase nutritional benefits.
    Babe Ruth Strawberry Pineapple Banana Smoothie:

  • 1 cup Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 cups Orange Juice
  • 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 cup Spinach optional
  • 1 Tablespoon Chia or Flaxseeds optional
  • Ice
    Sweet Cherry Almond Smoothie:

  • 1 1/2 cups Cherries frozen
  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop Protein Powder
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice
  • Optional: top with unsweetened coconut flakes + almond butter
    Lovely Greens Smoothie:

  • 1 cup Pineapple
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Grapes
  • 1 1/2 cup Orange Juice
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice
    Chocolate Powerhouse Smoothie:

  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Spinach
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Butter
  • Ice
    Youthful Glow Green Smoothie:

  • 2 Handfuls approximately 2 cups Kale or Power Greens Mix
  • 2 Handfuls approximately 2 cups Baby Spinach
  • 2 cups Pure Apple Juice
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 Lemon squeezed (for extra benefits, use the juice from an entire lemon)
  • 1 Banana
  • Ice
  • Optional:
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger grated
    Peachy Mango Smoothie:

  • 1 cup Peaches
  • 1 cup Mangoes
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ginger

 

*Recipes reprinted from: https://www.modernhoney.com/6-healthy-superfood-smoothies/