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10 Smoothies for All-Day Energy

10 Smoothies for All-Day Energy


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One of the most common questions I get as a semi-committed raw foodist is, Aren’t you starving with just fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds? Aren’t you tired all the time? The answer is a resounding no. I have far more energy when I’m eating raw vegan — well, vegan except for honey — and I feel satisfied after my meals, but in a lighter way. I don’t get “food babies” or that post-meal exhaustion from the body’s struggle to digest a heavy meal. The trick is knowing the foods and the combinations of foods that give you the right nutrients to keep you going all day long: greens, berries, citrus, nuts, oats, honey, coconut milk, and bananas are my go-to ingredients.

10 Smoothies for All-Day Energy (Slideshow)

Honey appears in almost all of these smoothies, and not only for taste. Honey has been a trusted energy-boosting athletic supplement for centuries and across many cultures.

I also like to have some fancy secret weapons in my energy arsenal like matcha (a green tea powder full of antioxidants), powdered macca root (a superfood known for its energizing qualities), lucuma (another superfood that tastes amazingly like ice cream), and guarana powder (known for its powerful caffeine kick). If you don’t have them on hand, that’s completely fine.

The following recipes are still delicious and energizing without these additional boosts. You probably have ingredients in your kitchen cabinet to give your drink an energy boost, too.For instance, some raw foodies find that a pinch of cayenne or chili powder gives them a lift, warms up the body (especially during the cooler months), and supports the immune system all year round.

It also boosts your metabolism, improves circulation, reduces pain, and is a powerful source of vitamins and minerals. Nothing gets you going like a little kick of cayenne.

As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so every morning I start the day off with a delicious smoothie. They’re so easy to make and clean up after — just pour in a cup, rinse out your blender, and go.

Mulberry, Lavender, and Kale Smoothie

This smoothie features an all-star cast of superfood sensations. Bananas are good sources of fiber, slow-burning carbohydrates to balance energy throughout the day, and heart-healthy sterols. They are surprisingly nutritious, containing vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium, biotin, copper and pectins. They also contain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) which are a source of food for the friendly bacteria in the human digestive system, and a well-functioning system keeps your energy in-balance.

Mulberries are a respectable source of antioxidants and polyphenols, not to mention vitamin A, B6, B12, C, E, K, riboflavin, folate, calcium and other nutrients that keep your body ticking.

Oats are an excellent source of B vitamins and magnesium. And both oats and cashews are loaded with protein and fiber which keeps your energy up and your digestive system in check. Cashews are also good source of antioxidants and dietary trace minerals such as manganese and copper.

Click here for our Mulberry, Lavender, and Kale Energizing Smoothie Recipe

Banana, Almond Milk, and Matcha Energizing Smoothie

Romaine is not the boring ingredient many salad naysayers make it out to be. It contains many vitamins and nutrients including folate, which plays a role in energy and mood regulation.

Honey is a source of complex carbohydrates, fructose, glucose, and small amounts of sucrose, vitamins and minerals.

Almonds are highly nutritious, containing vitamins and essential minerals. They are also a rich source of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates, which help to sustain energy throughout the day.

Click here for our Banana, Almond Milk, and Matcha Energizing Smoothie Recipe

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Jessica Reidy is a Pushcart-nominated writer from New Hampshire. he loves making beautiful and healthy creations in the kitchen inspired by her Gypsy and Italian heritage, and her raw vegan streak, especially when there are flowers involved. Follow her on Twitter @JSReidy


FREE 10-day GREEN SMOOTHIE CHALLENGE

Yep! We're challenging you to drink ONE green smoothie a day for 10 days. It can be your breakfast, a snack, dinner, dessert etc— whatever works best for YOU and your awesome lifestyle. You'll still enjoy regular meals, your Starbucks fix and the occasional sweet treats. if you want.

We're all about embracing one healthy habit at a time. and allowing the results to effortlessly unfold (instead of forcing them and being miserable).

We provide the shopping list, recipes, game plan to help you succeed. Oh and we've got some sweet prizes to keep you motivated too. Did I hear bingo?!

I started at 202lbs and now I am 186. In all, it took me 2 months to reach this goal. I still desire to lose more weight! These smoothies help me crave healthier foods.

The most significant change for me has been my skin. People have noticed and say I have a glow. I've also dropped weight (7lbs). I have not done anything different except change my mornings to smoothie's and cook the occasional meals from the cookbook. Most of my routine has remained the same.

Since starting the challenge, I've kept going and lost 15 pounds so far. I feel great, less bloated, better skin, I recover faster from hard workouts and I feel better about my eating choices.

We started drinking these green smoothes when our health insurance ran out. They boosted our immune system so much that we rarely get sick. If we do, our immune system is strong enough to fight it on its own. We haven't needed antibiotics or any sorta medicine for the last 8 years. no joke.

Weight loss & more energy is for real!

• 10 Smoothie Recipes + Shopping List

• Helpful Smoothie Tips + Hacks

• Smoothie Bingo Card to track progress + win prizes

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4 Satisfying Breakfast Smoothies for All Day Energy

Having a smoothie for breakfast can either provide a convenient and nutritious start to the day or give you a sugar surge and leave you hungry for a second breakfast after just 15 minutes. There are guidelines to follow when making a smoothie that’s effective in terms of healthy weight management, satiety, performance, and many other overall health effects.

Here’s the trick: adding the right amount and right kinds of fat, protein, carbohydrate, and fiber will keep you satisfied and your body at peak performance. It also allows you to be more creative with your combinations of nutrient-rich ingredients so that you never get bored. I’ve created a short list of examples for you to use the next time you make a NutriBullet smoothie. Add at least one item from each column into your NutriBullet and blend. Think about what flavor combinations you’d enjoy and have fun experimenting!

This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a great starting point for your nutritious and satiating breakfast smoothies to power up your day from the start!

Here are some of my favorite ways to start my day. Simply combine all the ingredients in your NutriBullet and blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth.

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup spinach
  • 1 tbsp. peanut butter
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened soy milk
  • Ice
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • ¼ cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1 banana
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Ice
  • 10 almonds
  • 1 tbsp all-natural cocoa powder
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup frozen peaches
  • ½ tbsp flaxseed oil
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup toasted oats (bake uncooked oats in the oven for 10 minutes or until browned)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 10 pecans
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 banana

Your breakfast smoothie can either be a sugar bomb or your key to good health and peak performance throughout the day. Get creative with your flavor combinations and remember to add a balance of nutrients so that you’re well on your way to a healthier and more energized you!

Jenn Giles, R.D., C.S.S.D. is all about health and wellness. She has over 15 years&rsquo experience, including a dual master&rsquos degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). She supplements all of this with her spin instructor certification and USATriathlon Level I Coach Certification.

Jennifer is passionate about (actually, obsessed with) the sport of triathlon. She has been personally participating in triathlons since 2000 and running road races since 1992. She is a two-time Ironman finisher and has completed countless numerous marathons. She has been a member of Power Bar Team Elite since 2006 and competed as a member of the 2006 Aquaphor/Active.com Sponsored Athlete Team. She was ranked as USAT All American Honorable mention in 2006 and 2011. Jennifer does all of this along side of her husband, Patrick, who is an equally accomplished triathlete and runner. They try as hard as they can to do all of their training and racing together.

She will tell you, however, that her most important, most rewarding and most challenging job is as a mother of four. She knows first hand the challenges of maintaining optimal fitness, overall good health and achieving goals while raising a family - of which good nutrition is the cornerstone.

Most importantly, she knows how to motivate, inspire and challenge athletes based on their own abilities, strengths and everyday lifestyles. She believes there is an athlete in everyone - no matter what their abilities are &ndash and if those abilities are manifold, then there is an even better athlete in there!


Strawberry Banana

We love this delicious, classic combo of strawberries and banana made even better because of the chia seeds in this blend, which offer heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and a hearty dose of fiber. Add a scoop of protein powder, like the NutriBullet® Plant-Based Protein, to this mix for some extra staying power.

  • 1 banana, frozen
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 ½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or other milk/milk alternative
  • 2 tablespoons chia seed

*Add 1 cup of spinach or other leafy greens of your choice to boost the nutritional value and add a serving of veggies.


CHAPTER 3: The 10 Best Detox Smoothie Recipes (+The Shopping List)

By this time you already know that the cleanse can be challenging for you.

So it would be only unfair from me to give you all this information, then leave you to search for recipes (that may or may not be a good fit for this cleanse) by yourself.

Worry not, I’ve created a list for you.

This list contains 10 of the absolute best detoxifying smoothie recipes of all time.

These recipes are strategically designed for this cleanse.

And every ingredient in each recipe is there for a reason.

These cleansing smoothies are specifically tailored for benefits like detoxification, weight loss, improved energy, mental clarity, and ending your fight with some of the lifestyle diseases you may be suffering from.

We all know that you need these in your life, right?

So I advise you to not deviate too much from the recipes until after the cleanse, and try to stick to them as much as possible.

Note: These guidelines are only for the first 10 days. After the cleanse, you can play around with the recipes, try more recipes, add variety of ingredients and get more creative.

The 10-Day Smoothie Detox Cleanse Shopping List

So, assuming you will follow the ten official recipes, and make each recipe on the assigned day (which I recommend you do), you can follow this shopping list that I created for you.

You will have all of the ingredients for the 10 recipes on hand if you make use of it.

I recommend you buy your produce for five days at a time, so expect to shop twice during the ten-day cleanse.

That’s why this list divided in two – one for the first five days and the other for the last five days of the smoothie cleanse.

Ginger Root (you need about 60 grams)

A bag of Ground Flaxseeds

Plant-based Protein Powder (I recommend Garden of Life and SunWarrior Brands)

OPTIONAL: Stevia Sweetener (packets)

FOR THE SNACKS: Choose any crunchy Veggies and Fruits that are appealing to you to munch on throughout the day (like celery, apples, cucumbers, carrots) and any raw or unsalted nuts and seeds.

FOR STEP #4 OF THE CLEANSE: Detox Tea (I recommend Yogi and Triple Leaf Brands)

50 ounces Dandelion Greens

The 10 Days of Recipes for the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

Each of these recipes makes three servings which equal to a smoothie enough for your three meals.

So you can save time by preparing your entire days’ worth of smoothies in the morning.

Just make sure you store them in airtight containers.

But here’s something worth mentioning you will need a full-sized blender for all the ingredients of a recipe to fill in the blender’s pitcher.

Think Blendtec or Vitamix, these two brands of blenders hold 72 ounces of liquid easily.

But, if you have a smaller blender like a Nutribullet or any other, you will have to divide the ingredients into two or three parts to avoid spillovers.

The small blenders hold about 32ounces of liquid.

With little time and the efficiency of a full-sized blender, I recommend that you invest in a high-speed blender.

Note: If you want to know how best to make these smoothies, how to prepare your ingredients, how to blend them, how to save time and money making them, etc… Then check out my step-by-step smoothie making guide.

Now here are the 10 detox smoothies assigned for each day:

3 Cups Spinach (or kale, dandelion greens, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Spinach (or kale, dandelion greens, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Kale (or spinach, dandelion greens, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Kale (or spinach, dandelion greens, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Kale (or spinach, dandelion greens, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Dandelion Greens (or kale, spinach, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Spinach (or kale, dandelion greens, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

3 Cups Dandelion Greens (or kale, spinach, chard, collard greens)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)

1 Lemon, Juiced (or 2 limes)

1 Scoop Plant-Based Protein Powder

A Stevia Packet (optional to sweeten)


How to Make High-Protein Smoothies to Fuel Your Day

There are smoothies, and then there are high-protein smoothies. Both are easy to make and refreshing to drink, but smoothies that are higher in protein can be quick and easy meals all by themselves. The protein helps to rebuild and repair muscles after a tough workout and it makes you feel fuller, longer, helping to curb the need to reach for a snack between meals.

Packed with nutrients, homemade high-protein smoothies are also super easy to create. All you need are a few key ingredients, a blender, and a little imagination. If you&aposre cutting out dairy, I&aposll show you how to easily make them vegan by substituting non-dairy milk, yogurt, and other ingredients in your favorite smoothie recipes. Follow these tips to make the most of your meal in a glass.

Check out our collection of Smoothie Recipes.

Top Tips for Making High-Protein Smoothies

Save Time. Making smoothies is already a quick and easy process, but you can trim down the time even more by making ready-to-blend smoothie packs. Place all of your pre-measured ingredients in containers, like Mason jars or plastic bags, and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days or the freezer for up to 3 months. When you&aposre ready to blend, just defrost if you like (or keep it partially frozen for a thick smoothie) and mix. If you use a jar, it doubles as your drinking glass. You can also blend smoothies and freeze them in ice cub trays. When you&aposre ready, let the cubes defrost in a glass until they&aposre the perfect consistency.

Punch Up the Protein. Protein powder is an easy add-in, but there are many other options. You can boost your protein count with milk, or add a few tablespoons of nut butter, yogurt, or cottage cheese (which gives it a milkshake-like consistency).

Keep it Healthy. When you buy smoothies at the store or gym, they can be overloaded with extra sugar, carbohydrates, and unhealthy fats. By making your own smoothies, you can control exactly what and how much lands in the blender. When reaching for milk alternatives, make sure to choose the unsweetened varieties. If you need a touch of sweetness, try stevia or honey instead of sugar. Adding healthy fats, like avocado, makes your drinks extra rich and smooth.

Swap It Out. It&aposs super easy to make any smoothie vegan. Swap out cow&aposs milk for non-dairy alternatives like almond, coconut, or soy, or use tofu or avocado in place of dairy yogurt.

Boost the Flavor. Add more flavor and nutrition by mixing in a variety of ingredients. For antioxidants, try fresh or frozen berries or cocoa powder. If you want to up your fiber intake, add uncooked rolled oats, flax meal, or chia seeds. A handful of fresh spinach or kale leaves will add vitamins and minerals to your smoothie, and you won&apost even taste the greens if you blend them with fruit.

10 High-Protein Smoothie Recipes to Try

Here are some of our favorite high-protein smoothie recipes to get you started.

Almond milk and two kinds of berries go for a spin in your blender with spinach, chia seeds, ground flaxseeds, protein powder, and a sweet clementine. "Keep the chia and flax seeds in easy-pour containers in the fridge and you&aposre golden on adding the superfood ingredients so quickly. The beauty of this recipe is that it is really versatile and you can substitute whatever fruits and powders you prefer." — Fran


Why Choose the Alkaline Diet?

Nowadays, there are a huge number of diets to choose from, so what makes this one so special? While you’ll probably start losing weight as the result of an alkaline eating plan because you’ll consume more fruits and veggies, the main benefit of it is that it’ll lower your risk of developing serious health problems like cancer and arthritis. In case your only goal is to lose weight, we have a different list of smoothie recipes for you.

The whole idea behind the alkaline diet is to change the pH value of your body. Although there are currently no reliable studies that prove it, consuming specific foods may help make your body more alkaline. Note that when you eat unhealthy foods like refined sugar, meat, and wheat, your body will produce acidic metabolic waste when it breaks them down. It is believed that this acidic metabolic waste makes you more vulnerable to disease and illness.

If you try to Google the alkaline diet, you’ll probably notice quite a few articles questioning whether it really works. It’s worth noting that the claim of food affecting your blood’s pH level is a myth. You can’t change it with food, nor should you try doing it because your body needs to maintain a neutral pH balance. However, eating alkaline foods can have an effect on the pH levels of your urine. Although some of the science behind this diet is questionable, there is no doubt it can make you healthier and more resistant to a number of diseases. After all, you’ll start eating a lot more fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.


Peach Smoothie

1 c skim milk
1 c frozen unsweetened peaches
2 tsp cold-pressed organic flaxseed oil (MUFA)

PLACE milk and frozen, unsweetened peaches in blender and blend for 1 minute. Transfer to glass, and stir in flaxseed oil.

NUTRITION (per serving) 213 cal, 9 g pro, 26 g carb, 2 g fiber, 22 g sugar, 9 g fat, 1 g sat fat, 103 mg sodium


Here We Share Some Brain Boosting Smoothies To Keep You Mentally Healthy

Healthy Banana Coconut Smoothie

This is one of the best smoothies you ever have tried! If you are having craving for something sweet, make this recipe your favorite. You’re Gonne love this!

Coconut is very low in natural sugars and high in fiber, manganese, and nature’s richest source of medium-chain triglycerides. This source can help your brain overall functions and can even help with memory loss.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Drink

Ingredients

  • 14 oz coconut milk (400 ml)
  • 2 frozen bananas + 2 regular bananas
  • 2 Medjool dates or 4 Deglet Nour dates
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds (30 g)
  • 1 cup ice (4 big ice cubes)
  • Toppings: cacao nibs and chopped raw almonds

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients until smooth.
  • Taste for sweetness then serve immediately And Add your favorite toppings.

Nutrition (per serving): 365 calories, 30 g protein, 46 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9.8 g fat, 7 g sat fat, 137 mg sodium

Dopamine Delight Smoothie

Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in our body which affects the brain health and helps to control our motivation, overall productivity and gives us sharp focus on tasks. This is also known as the ‘motivational molecule’ and helps to boost brain.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Drink

Ingredients

  • ½ cup small banana, peeled and frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • ½ Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¾ cup organic coconut milk
  • 1 double shot organic espresso (approximately ½ cup)
  • 1 serving whey protein powder (vanilla)

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Add the protein powder and lightly blend until incorporated.

Nutrition (per serving): 383 calories, 24 g protein, 31 g carb, 3 g fiber, 18.6 g fat, 2.8 g sat fat, 143 mg sodium

Green Tea and Blueberry Smoothie

Green tea and blueberries are packed with antioxidants and nutrients. This nutritious smoothie can be enjoyed as a healthful snack or breakfast on-the-go. The honey contains all 22 essential amino acids, which provide the building blocks of protein for brain cells.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Drink

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 2 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1½ cups frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 medium banana
  • 3/4 cup calcium-fortified light vanilla soy milk

Instructions

  • Microwave water on high until steaming hot.
  • Add tea bag and let steep for 3 minutes. Remove tea bag and discard.
  • Chill tea overnight.
  • If using fresh blueberries, place in freezer overnight.
  • Stir honey into tea until dissolved.
  • Blend all ingredients (blueberries, ice, yogurt, almonds, and flaxseeds including the tea) on the highest setting until smooth.

Nutrition (per serving): 125 calories, 1.8 g protein, 29 g carb, 4 g fiber, 1.3 g fat, 0.2 g sat fat, 32 mg sodium.

Pomegranate-Strawberry Smoothie

Pomegranate-Strawberry is packed with vitamin C, calcium and protein. This is a fiber-rich smoothie that gives you all the nutritious that you need. This smoothie is brain-friendly and helps to regulate the blood sugar levels along with glucose in the brain. It also has antioxidants which help the brain and body.

Prep Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes

Category: Drink

Ingredients

  • 1/3cup organic pomegranate juice
  • 2tsp raw honey
  • 3/4cup frozen strawberries
  • 3/4 cup skimmed milk (180 ml)
  • 2Tbsp plain Greek yogurt
  • 1Tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 4 ice cubes

Instructions

  • Whisk pomegranate juice and honey in a small cup to dissolve the honey completely.
  • Combine the strawberries, milk, yogurt, flax seeds oil, ice cubes, and pomegranate mixture in a blender.
  • Process for 1 to 2 minutes, or until thick and smooth.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with pomegranate arils if desired.

Nutrition (per serving): 262 calories, 3 g protein, 35 g carb, 3 g fiber, 14 g fat, 1.3 g sat fat, 31 mg sodium.

Blueberry Beet Almond Smoothie

Beets are high in fiber, phytonutrients, folate, beta-carotene, and natural nitrates that increase blood flow to the brain.

Prep Time: 10minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup peeled and grated raw beet
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup unsalted raw whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend for 2-3 min until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 134 Carbohydrate Content: 18 g Fat Content: 7 g Fiber Content: 5 g Protein Content: 2 g Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g Sodium Content: 95 mg Sugar Content: 11 g.

Avocados are full and rich in vitamin E and other nutrients like potassium, vitamin K, vitamin C, and folate and they are loaded with healthy Fatty Acids which are good for your heart.

These nutrition’s are very helpful in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s diseases. Mangoes are widely consumed fruit in the world which helps to decreases the risk of colon cancer.

Prep Time: 5minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 mangoes pitted and peeled
  • 1 avocado pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tbsp. agave nectar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Pure all ingredients in a blender until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add more/less water depending on preference for thickness.

Nutrition (per serving): 304 calories, 8 g protein, 57 g carb, 6 g fiber, 7.5 g fat, 0.8 g sat fat, 145 mg sodium.

This is a vegan and a gluten-free smoothie that provide healthy anti-oxidants to your brain. This is a super quick and easy way to make green goddess smoothie packed with lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Green Goddess Smoothie is a perfect healthy tropical drink that helps you to detoxify and energize your body!

Prep Time: 5minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup cucumber chunks
  • 1/2 avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1 large kiwifruit, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen kefir or low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange or tangerine juice
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves

Instructions

  • Combine milk with spinach in blender and pulse several times just until spinach has been incorporated.
  • Place remaining ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Nutrition (per serving): 188 calories, 5 g protein, 29 g carb, 6 g fiber, 7.7 g fat, 1.2 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium.

Brain Boosting Smoothie

This Brain-boosting smoothie has so many benefits for your brain development/function. It is high in antioxidants, as well as essential omega-3 fatty acids, which are linked to boosting your brain power by improving memory and learning ability. It is healthy, delicious and easy to make!

Prep Time: 5minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • ½ avocado
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 6 walnuts
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • ½ cup water

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth texture is reached.
  • Blend for approximately 30-45 seconds.

Nutrition (per serving): 188 calories, 5 g protein, 29 g carb, 6 g fiber, 7.7 g fat, 1.2 g sat fat, 57 mg sodium.

Almonds are full of dopamine and protein, giving you a boost of motivation and focus, Dr. Amen says. The ground ginger helps support a robust metabolism, while the cinnamon works to keep your blood sugar steady.

Prep Time: 5minutes

Total Time : 5 minutes

Category: Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 small frozen banana, sliced
  • 3/4 cup kale, lightly packed, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 3/4 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth.

Nutrition (per serving): 236 calories, 5.4 g protein, 37 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9.7 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 185 mg sodium.

Cashew Milk “Espresso” Smoothie

Cashew Milk Espresso makes a deliciously rich, smooth liquid breakfast complete with caffeine mix.

Prep Time : 5minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Category: Beverage

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. instant espresso powder
    1/2 cup cashew milk
    1 frozen banana
    couple of ice cubes
    ½ tsp. cinnamon
    1 tsp. raw honey
  • Chocolate shavings to garnish

Instructions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender on high speed until fully combines. (Except chocolate shavings)
  • Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition (per serving): 236 calories, 5.4 g protein, 37 g carb, 5 g fiber, 9.7 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 185 mg sodium.


Green Smoothie Recipes for Energy

If you are looking for Green Smoothie Recipes that will provide you with a blast of energy to keep you going throughout your day, then this green smoothie will do the trick! These green smoothie recipes taste great, but they are also low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, heart healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and raw! In short, they are perfect for just about anyone!

It is not difficult to make these green smoothie recipes. Even if you do not like specific ingredients in this recipe, you are encouraged to substitute your own. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to making green smoothie recipes , other than to ensure that the ingredients you use are both raw and organic. It takes less than ten minutes to make one of these smoothies, and the nutritional health benefits that they have to offer are amazing. To make this smoothie, you will need to gather:

2 whole bananas
3 oranges, peeled and quartered
1 head of Romaine lettuce
4 cups of purified water

Each of these ingredients should be added to the blender one at a time and blended together thoroughly for great tasting and energy packed green smoothie recipes!