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Vegan Post-Workout Protein Smoothie

The Vegan Post-Workout Protein Smoothie provides 25 grams of protein needed to help rebuild your muscles after an intense workout. Both soy milk and tofu are high in protein and make excellent vegan options to add protein to smoothies. Almonds are high in healthy unsaturated fats. The smoothie is full of berries that are high in nutrients such as vitamins, ... Read More »

Creamy Cashew Lovers Smoothie

The Creamy Cashew Smoothie is the perfect smoothie for those who love cashews. Cashews are full of heart-healthy fats that have been shown to improve cholesterol and prevent heart attacks and strokes. They are also an excellent source of minerals such as selenium, zinc, and copper. This smoothie recipe also adds ground cinnamon which is a spice that has been ... Read More »

Spiced Orange Smoothie

Many know that oranges are rich in vitamin C, and hence are a potent antioxidant. But, what a few know is that they contains hesperidin, a bioflavanoid that is found in scientific studies to be effective in lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. Another great ingredient in this smoothie is cinnamon which is a very healthy ingredient that helps fight the ... Read More »

Orangey Pineapple Papya Smoothie

I love papaya and then pineapples are rich in vitamins and minerals plus the enzyme known as bromelain. Bromelain is only found in pineapples and has been studied extensively and found to be quite effective in inhibiting tumor growth, lessen recovery after a surgery, alleviates arthritis and joint pain and can even reduce inflammation. This smoothie is rich in vitamins ... Read More »

Happy Honeydew Melon Smoothie

The Happy Honeydew Melon Smoothie is full of ingredients to help boost your mood. Green tea contains a small amount of caffeine that will help boost your energy as well as your mood. A proper balance of carbohydrates and protein is important for dopamine levels, a hormone that plays a role in mood stability. Both cooked oats and plain Greek ... Read More »

Coconut-Melon Smoothie

Coconut is a known superfood that provides the following benefits: reduces sweet cravings, low glycemic index, high in dietary fiber, enhances heart health, and helps prevent obesity among others. As for coconut water, it is even better than other sugary or sports drinks when it comes to taste, sugar, caloric and electrolyte content. This smoothie recipe contains 11% of the ... Read More »

UTI Soothing Smoothie

Cranberry UTI soothing smoothie

The UTI Soothing Smoothie is full of ingredients to help with a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Cranberry juice and blueberries contain flavonols that are useful in preventing bacteria growth in the urinary tract. Both cinnamon and apple cider vinegar have been shown to have antibacterial properties. Probiotics are also beneficial in preventing UTIs due to prevent bad bacteria growth. ... Read More »

Top Ten Smoothie Recipes of the Year

Last year was quite busy on the blog. Traffic went up quite a bit after the holidays, I suspect because of people getting a Nutribullet or similar blender for Christmas or as a holiday gift. Then it was on to New Year resolutions, which always makes people particularly interested in healthy smoothie recipes. As a result, many of the most ... Read More »

Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie

The Chocolate Indulgent Guilt-free Smoothie is perfect for those who are having a chocolate craving but don’t want to ruin their diets. This smoothie contains fewer calories and is low in fat compared to other desserts with only 355 calories and less than 2 grams of saturated fat. The smoothie also adds ground flaxseed to provide fiber and omega-3 fatty ... Read More »

Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie

The Blackberry Cobbler Smoothie is a healthy alternative to the blackberry cobbler dessert that is usually high in calories and saturated fat. Blackberries are a fruit that are high in fiber and a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. This smoothie also adds walnuts that contain vitamin E and unsaturated fats that are heart healthy. Honey is added as a ... Read More »

Upset Stomach Soothing Smoothie

smoothie for an upset stomach

This upset stomach soothing smoothie contains ingredients that are meant to help sooth an upset stomach. Both peppermint tea and ginger have been shown to help with nausea. Banana and oats contain fiber and complex carbohydrates that are better for those experiencing constipation or diarrhea. Instead of sugar that can upset a stomach, stevia is used as a natural sweetener. ... Read More »

Chia Seed Yogurt Smoothie

The Chia Seed Yogurt Smoothie is a classic strawberry banana smoothie with added chia seeds as a nutritional boost. Chia seeds are packed with nutrients and very little calories. They provide a high mount of fiber that is helpful for stabilizing blood sugar levels and keeping your digestive tract healthy. Chia seeds are also loaded with antioxidants that can prevent ... Read More »

Post Workout Melon Berry Smoothie with Electrolytes and Vitamin C

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone and should not be taken as medical advice. #HealthyAndHydrated #CollectiveBias Summer is here and that always makes workouts more challenging. I am a long distance runner, and this summer my training involves many long runs in the heat in preparation for fall marathons ... Read More »

How to Make a Smoother Smoothie

Disclosure: This is a paid post sponsored by Silk. However all opinions and writing are my own. What is your liquid base for your smoothies? If it is water, you may find that your smoothie is, well, watery. If you use frozen fruit or ice to chill your smoothie, it also may be chunky or grainy. One of the best ways to ... Read More »