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Smoothies are easy to prepare and give you the opportunity to absorb important nutrients relatively quickly. In the right combination, smoothies also taste delicious. If you want to use smoothies to boost your health, here are three really tasty and healthy smoothie combinations:
Lean and Green Smoothie
This smoothie recipe uses whey powder. The protein helps replenish your energy and support muscle growth. Bananas and kiwis contain plenty of potassium and vitamin C, and the electrolytes found in coconut water help rehydrate your body. Great, isn’t it?
- 1 medium banana, peeled and cut into small pieces.
- 1 kiwi, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 scoop whey protein, vanilla flavored
- 1⁄2 cup coconut water
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until everything is creamy.
Apple Ginger Smoothie
The spinach and granny smiths that are part of this smoothie recipe are great sources of vitamin C. Hemp seeds contain a lot of plant-based protein as well as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties. Also, as mentioned above, coconut water helps rehydrate your body quickly.
- 1 cup baby spinach
- Half a Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into pieces
- ½ cup coconut water
- 6 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon organic honey
- 1 cup crushed ice
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
Ultimate Antioxidant Smoothie
The green tea and blueberries in this smoothie provide you with many of the antioxidants you need on a daily basis. Plus, you’ll get a great amount of vitamin C, which will boost your immune system.
- 1 green tea bag infused with three tablespoons of boiling water.
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- 1-1/2 cups frozen blueberries
- Half a banana, cut into pieces
- ¾ cup soy milk or almond milk
Pour the tea with three tablespoons of hot water for about three minutes. Remove the tea bag and stir in the honey. Set aside.
Combine all the other ingredients in a blender and process until creamy. Add the tea and blend everything a few more times. Cool the smoothie a bit and enjoy it cold.
These three smoothie recipes taken regularly can already work wonders when it comes to improving your health. What is even better about them is that they taste great, so you will never regret making them a part of your daily diet.