Smoothies For Health and Taste

A few years ago smoothies came on the scene with a great bang. Suddenly, ‘Smoothie Shops’ popped up everywhere. Today we see smoothies available everywhere else too. There are even frozen smoothie mixes at the local grocery store. Smoothies are great if you’ve been a little lax in your diet and a few pounds have crept on. They can be great sources of vitamins and minerals. And different combinations can help different ailments. However, you should be aware that all smoothies are not made equal. Some are filled with sugar, and some have way too many calories from fat.

Here are a few favorites:

Enchanted Smoothie

Blend ½ cup of orange juice, ½ cup pineapple juice, ice, and 1 scoop of vanilla soy powder. Optional: Add half a banana and two organic strawberries. Benefits: stamina, decreased hunger, and mood enhancement – 26 grams protein, 150 calories, 1 gram fat

Chai Smoothie

Blend ½ cup tea, ½ cup soy milk, and ½ cup to 1 cup ice. Benefits: energy, mental clarity, and stamina – 125 calories, 1 gram fat

Casanova Smoothie

Blend ¼ cup pineapple juice, 1 banana, ¼ cup light coconut milk, ¼ cup mango, and 6-12 ounces ice. Drink slowly. Benefits: This smoothie can ignite your libido – 160 calories, 1 gram fat

Cerebral Smoothie

Blend 6-8 ounces vanilla soy milk, 2 scoops protein powder, ½ cup frozen blueberries, ½ cup green powder. You can add half an apple or half a banana as desired. Drink as the first meal of the day. Benefits: enhanced physical energy and mental clarity – 30 grams protein, 250 calories, 3 grams fat

Smoothie Greenness

Blend 2 ounces wheat grass juiced or ¼ -1/2 scoop green drink, two or three whole dates, one banana, ½ cup papaya juice, and 6-12 ounces ice. Benefits: detoxification, anti-inflammatory, and physical energy – 240 calories, 1 gram fat

Resistive Smoothie

Juice 5 carrots and ½ apple. Benefits: increased energy, immune system enhancement – 200 calories, 1 gram fat

Strengthening Smoothie

Blend 5 ounces skim milk, two scoops whey protein, one banana, 4 or 5 strawberries, 2 tablespoons low-fat organic yogurt, and ½ cup ice. Benefits: physical strength, muscular development, endurance – 36 grams protein, 400 calories, 3 grams fat

Triple Sensation

Bend ¼ cup apple juice, one banana, 1 teaspoon flaxseeds, 1 teaspoon hemp seeds, 1 teaspoon cardamom 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 6-12 ounces ice. Benefits: cardiovascular health, increased energy, anti-inflammatory – 240 calories, 3 grams fat



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