Eat to live, don’t live to eat. That’s the way it should be. The foods we eat and how we treat our bodies significantly impact the quality of life we enjoy. Whole foods naturally have nutrients that work to make us healthy (or not healthy). When it comes to smoothies, the health benefits are phenomenal! Unlike juices, smoothies retain all the fiber of whole raw fruits and vegetables. Eating fiber is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to prevent disease because it helps the body to eliminate waste materials and deadly toxins.
Benefits of smoothies include the following:
Improved digestion and elimination: Fiber is the one key factor in the body’s ability to eliminate waste on a regular basis.
Weight loss: When used as part of a low-fat, low-sugar diet, vegetable smoothies provide pure nutrients to your cells and bulk from the fiber, which makes you feel full.
Healthy substitute for empty-calorie drinks and snacks: Smoothies’ fiber and other slow-digesting ingredients (like nuts, seeds, or yogurt) allow them to stay with you longer and satisfy you more than coffee, soda, or other drinks.
Meal replacement: Smoothies are high-nutrient options. If you add small amounts of protein and even some grain to a vegetable smoothie, you can build that drink into a satisfying meal replacement.
Get the healthy body, glowing skin and vibrant mind you have always wanted with these wholesome smoothie recipes.
HEALING TURMERIC SMOOTHIE
This healing turmeric smoothie is made with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen and is whipped up quickly in your blender. Enjoy as a cooling refreshment on a hot day or to start it with breakfast.
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- ½ banana
- ½ cup pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 scoop of your favorite Unflavoured protein powder
- 1 tsp fresh ginger
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
Blend all the ingredients in your blender until smooth. Serve in your favorite cup and sprinkle with more turmeric powder. Enjoy!
ROCKIN RASPBERRY PUCKER SMOOTHIE
The Rockin Raspberry Pucker Smoothie hits just the right spot offering 20 grams of protein to jumpstart your metabolism, increase energy levels and keep you feeling full and satisfied.
1 cup frozen organic raspberries
¾ fresh pressed orange juice
¾ coconut milk
½ organic lemon, peel on
Toss all ingredients into a blender, Blend and enjoy!
POST-WORKOUT GREEN SMOOTHIE
Refuel your body with this nourishing and delicious Post-Workout Green Smoothie filled with healthy fats like avocado and dates, turmeric powder to help with soreness or inflammation and most importantly, protein! Protein is essential for muscle recovery and to help build and grow muscles after a workout session.
- 1 cup of coconut water
- Ice cubes
- Handful of spinach
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- ¼ avocado
- ½ cup frozen pineapples
- 1 scoop of your favorite Vanilla Protein Powder
Add all ingredients into your blender, Blend and enjoy!
Believe it or not, consuming green smoothies makes you more likely to engage in other healthy habits. Because the human mind thrives on consistency, one healthy habit leads to another. So after adding kale or spinach to your smoothie, you may be more likely to try out that yoga class you’ve been thinking about or opt for a side salad instead of fries when eating out.