A smoothie is the perfect way to start your day and keep it going. Loved largely for their versatility, they can be as healthy or as sinfully sweet as you’d like. They are too delicious for their own good and are packed full of nutritious fruits and vegetables! Because smoothies are full of produce, they have a myriad of outstanding health benefits for the human body. Here are five smoothie blends to satisfy your cravings and provide your body with what it needs today.
Number Five: The Body Detox Smoothie. If you can’t shake your symptoms of fatigue and are just feeling generally off, it may be time for a body detox. Over time, our bodies retain small traces of impurities that are no big deal until they become a huge deal. These impurities can cause illness, so it is best to regularly cleanse the body and detoxify your immune system. To do this, it is essential to retain fluid, fiber, and lots of healthy nutrients. All of which you can receive from our body detox smoothie. If your body feels like it might need a nice cleansing today, try a smoothie mix of cucumber, lemon juice, a few dates, pineapple, kale, and lots of green tea. Throw those ingredients into a blender, and you’re on your way to body purification!
Number Four: The Wakeup Smoothie. Rough time rolling out of bed this morning? You’re definitely in need of our wakeup smoothie. This smoothie is the perfect way to start your day, and you may just find it falling into to your morning routine. It provides the strong punch of coffee with sweet almond and honey as well as a vitamin-packed banana. Simply take about a shot of brewed espresso (about two ounces, two shots if you like it strong), and blend with a frozen banana, honey, vanilla, almond milk, and just a bit of ice. How’s that for a morning coffee!
Number Three: The Immunity Smoothie. It seems as if the world is getting sicker and sicker, so a refreshing immune-boosting smoothie is never a bad idea. Especially when it tastes as good as this! So sit back, read a book, and treat yourself to this sweet, thirst-quenching illness fighter. Simply blend together a few mint leaves, half a grapefruit (peeled), a handful of strawberries, a little fresh ginger, and a bit of vanilla with some ice. Blend until smooth, and enjoy the benefits of your impressive health!
Number Two: The Feel-Good Smoothie. We all have days that we feel down in the dumps, and we’ve concocted a smoothie designed to brighten even your gloomiest day. Perfect for the approaching winter season, this smoothie’s chocolate-gingerbread taste is sure to bring a reminiscent smile to your face. Also, the ingredients are mixed specifically to give you a boost of endorphins to make the bad day go away! To make our feel-good smoothie, blend together the following ingredients: a frozen banana, ½ cup of yogurt, 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of oats, ice, a tablespoon each of cocoa powder and molasses, a half teaspoon of cinnamon, a pinch each of cloves and nutmeg, and finally a dash of vanilla. A sinfully delicious treat that is actually good for you!
Number One: The Weight Loss Smoothie. Everyone’s trying to drop a few pounds these days, and if you’re dedicated, really you should be starting every day with a smoothie. Fruits and vegetables are the magic ingredients to losing weight, and a smoothie can complete the duties of an entire meal. They are full of beneficial fiber and nutrients, and are the most convenient, drinkable diet option you’ll find. To make a delicious weight loss smoothie, just blend up a cored apple, fresh ginger, a frozen banana, a handful of spinach, honey, ice, and orange juice. Drinking one of these smoothies for breakfast with some whole wheat toast will get you on the right track to healthy and fast weight loss.