There are a lot of smoothie recipe out there but we chose this 5 best heathy recipes to help fight aches, aid in weight loss and gives you all the potential benefits it could offer.
1. Pain-fighting Cooler
This cooler will fight pain and bad breath at the same time. Potent herbs and spices like mint – for fresh breath and ginger – fights aches, taste great with a splash of juice. This drink will also help you stay hydrated and energized. Place a lemon-ginger tea bag in 1 cup hot water and steep for 5 minutes. Remove the tea bag and allow the beverage to cool in the fridge. Once cool, stir in ¼ cup 100% grapefruit juice + 1 Tbsp chopped mint + ice cubes. Enjoy!
2. Blueberry -Peach Tea Smoothie
Tea gives a enough dose of caffeine, but it still gives you a slight jolt, so it’s the perfect alternative if you’re trying to limit your caffeine intake. Plus, the powerful combination of high-quality carbohydrates in the fruit and protein in the yogurt helps keep blood sugar levels steady and fend off fatigue. Peaches have vitamin A, which helps support skin cell growth as well as a strong immune system. 1 cup of black tea (brewed and cooled to room temperature) + 5.3-oz tub nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt + 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) + ½ cup peaches (frozen or canned in 100% juice and drained) + 5 to 10 ice cubes (less if using frozen fruit).
3. Bone-boosting Cocoa
Dark chocolate has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. The calcium-rich milk in this festive treat on hot chocolate contributes to strong bones. Heat 1 cup milk (skim, soy or unsweetened almond) in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until the milk is hot and starting to steam. Remove pan from heat and whisk in 1 tsp sugar + ¼ tsp peppermint extract + ¼ cup dark chocolate chips. Whisk until the chocolate is melted, then pour into a mug and enjoy.
4. Strawberry Ginger Smoothie
We know that the powerful gound ginger contains compounds that works the same way as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, and research suggests that vitamin C – found in strawberries and kiwi, can help lower the risk of developing arthritis. Mix together 1 cup of frozen strawberries + 2 kiwifruit + ¾ cup skim milk + 1 Tbsp chia seeds + 1 tsp ground ginger + 4 ice cubes.
5. Green Smoothie
The large dose of protein from greek yogurt provides a calorie-burning boost because your body works harder to digest this nutrient than fats or carbohydrates. This mix also boasts nearly 3 cups of produce, including spinach, cucumber and celery, all of which help aid in weight loss. Mix 1 cup of baby spinach + ½ cup chopped cucumber + 1 celery stalk + ½ medium banana + ½ cup pineapple chunks + 6 oz nonfat plain Greek yogurt + ½ cup water + 4 ice cubes.