• Rebecca

Summer Smoothies!


Can we be honest? Salads can only get so interesting, especially if you are replacing more than one meal with them. You may start out with good intentions, but staying on your path to healthy eating can be difficult if you find yourself becoming bored or disinterested in what you’re eating. Smoothies offer a great way to flood your body with nutrients! By simply blending your favorite vegetables and fruit with yogurt, eating clean could not be easier. You can incorporate textured, sweet, sour, bitter, or even spicy ingredients to maximize the variety in your healthy eating plan. Smoothies offer some amazing flavors and some amazing benefits!


HYDRATION! Your body needs eight to 12 glasses of water a day; that’s a lot of water! Proper hydration is crucial for so many of our body’s functions, include energy and weight loss, but it can be challenging to consume that much water. Smoothies can serve as an additional, more interesting way to get the water we need, especially those that include fruits and vegetables with high water content.


SATIATION! YOU STAY FULL FOR ALONG TIME. Smoothies, especially those rich in fiber, are great for people who love to snack. Starting your day with protein-and fiber-packed smoothies can help curb your appetite and keep you feeling fuller longer. Try including ingredients with healthy fats, as well, like half of an avocado.


IMPROVED DIGESTION! Poor digestion is often the root cause of many diseases; smoothies can become your guard against that. Green smoothies especially provide the hydration and fiber your body needs to improve your digestion and increase your metabolism. Alkaline-based smoothies may also resolve a variety of other internal issues, such as heartburn or acid reflux.


STRENGTHEN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM! Smoothies are a quick, easy way to get your body the protein, vitamins, and antioxidants it needs to strengthen your immune system. Sweet potato is an unexpected, great-tasting ingredient that can help support your bones, eyes, and overall immune health.





HERE ARE FIVE GREAT SUMMER SMOOTHIES TO TRY:



SIMPLE SMOOTHIE


1 cup green tea

1 scoop protein powder

½cup kale

½cup blueberries

½avocado

1 teaspoon flax seeds



SPICY SMOOTHIE


1½cups dairy free milk

1 scoop protein powder

1cup spinach

½grapefruit–without skin

1 tablespoon coconut oil

Dash of cayenne pepper


BOOST SMOOTHIE


1½cups green tea

1 scoop protein powder

½avocado

1 cup spinach

½cup pineapple

Dash of cayenne powder


ORANGE SMOOTHIE


½cup green tea

½cup coconut milk

1 scoop protein powder

1 cup kale

1 orange–without skin

3 Mint leaves


COCO SMOOTHIE


1cup coconut water

1 cup spinach

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 scoop protein powder

1 banana1teaspoon flax seeds

1 teaspoon vanilla extract




Smoothie Bowls

I love smoothie bowls! It is like having ice cream for breakfast! Take any of the above recipes and add ice and a little less liquid to create a thicker smoothie. Put into a cute bowl and add your favorite superfood toppings. Like gogi berries, hemp hearts, fruits, nut, or seeds.


Looking for more recipe inspiration?! Ask me about my monthly recipe guides!



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