5 Healing Smoothie Recipes

5 Healing Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are not only delicious, but also a great way to fill our body with critical vitamins and minerals to help prevent our most common ailments.  Below are powerful, nutrient dense and tasty smoothies that I designed to help you tackle our most common symptoms.

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Inflammation is the root cause of a lot of our most devastating health problems.  This smoothie is packed full of anti-oxidants to help fight inflammation and protect your health on a cellular level.

Active Ingredient: Turmeric.  Turmeric is a spice traditionally used in Indian food, and has been used medicinally to fight inflammation for centuries.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup iced green tea
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 inch sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1 scoop protein powder (optional)

Post Workout Smoothie

Post Workout Smoothie

Your post workout meal is hands down the most important meal of the day.  This smoothie has both the protein your body needs to repair the damage to your muscles as well as healthy carbohydrates to refuel your glycogen stores and keep you energized. Make sure to have this smoothie within 30-60 minutes after you stop exercising.

Active Ingredient: Bromelain.  Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple. It helps reduce swelling and soreness caused by exercise.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 cups spinach
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple

Blood Sugar Stabilizing Smoothie

Blood Sugar Stabilizing Smoothie

Rises and crashes in our blood sugar can impact our mood, concentration, weight gain and ultimately lead to diabetes.  This smoothie is high in fiber, healthy fat and protein, which act as speed bumps to help slow the release of sugar into our bloodstream. It will give you a consistent balanced energy.

Active Ingredient: Cinnamon. Beyond adding flavor, cinnamon helps glucose metabolism and can improve insulin resistance.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water (you can also use a milk of your choice)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup whole strawberries
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Immune Boosting Smoothie

Immune Boosting Smoothie

What we put into our bodies can either build our immune system up or break it down.  This smoothie has probiotics to keep your digestive tract healthy as well as key nutrients to help you fight any sickness that comes your way.

Active Ingredient: Vitamin C. Vitamin C is still the go-to ingredient when it comes to maintaining your immune system.  It is found in citrus and dark leafy greens.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kefir
  • 1 orange, peeled
  • ½ banana
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple

Mood Boosting Smoothie

Mood Boosting Smoothie

We often think of mood as caused by things that are happening externally (i.e. co-workers, traffic, bills) however our ability to manage these things is actually cause by what is going on internally. The ingredients in this smoothie increase the production of endorphins and will leave you with a smile on your face!

Active Ingredient: Tryptophan. Tryptophan breaks down to serotonin and helps give you that warm fuzzy feeling. It’s found in cashews, which are nicknamed “nature’s anti-depressant.”

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 cup cashews
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao

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