This Menu shows all of the smoothie recipes for the week of January 14th, 2018 to January 20th, 2018. Now, on to this week’s immune-boosting, high fiber smoothies.
Sweet Potato Pick-Me-Up
The deep orange color of sweet potatoes indicate just how high in beta-carotene they are, and in turn, how great they are for the complexion. Sweet potatoes are also rich in copper and zinc, and may even help regulate blood sugar. When combined with antioxidant powerhouses maqui berry, orange, and grapes, you get a smoothie that’s perfect for revitalizing your skin, immune system, and energy levels.
In addition to a fiber-rich pear, cranberries add a sweet/tart zing and anti-inflammatory properties. Swiss chard is bursting with vitamins A, K and C, and flaxseed is full of Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and lignans - compounds found in plants that have been studied as cancer fighters. This low calorie, low fat tart-in-a-glass is the perfect way to toast to colder weather and your health at the same time.
Oatmeal Protein Cookie
High in fiber and protein, this smoothie calls to mind a sweet oatmeal cookie. Oats are fantastic for helping to lower cholesterol and for keeping you fuller for longer, with a banana and apple working the same way (thanks to their high amounts of fiber). Spinach provides iron and vitamin K, and cinnamon is a great, sugar-free sweetener that has anti-inflammatory properties. If your sweet tooth is calling out for something, try this delicious, nutrient-dense breakfast!
Spiced Apple Banana
A sweet drink that’s relatively low in sugar and quite high in fiber, this breakfast is perfect for giving you the energy you need for the day - without a big crash later. Sunflower seeds are great for turning a smoothie into a meal replacement because they contain a hefty dose of vitamin E, B vitamins, copper, and healthy fats, and are virtually tasteless once mixed with other ingredients.
Sweet Potato Pie
The perfect smoothie for a long, busy day or a hard workout, both sweet potatoes and rolled oats provide sustained energy. Both ingredients are also fantastic for your skin (oats are soothing and easy to digest, and sweet potatoes are full of beta-carotene). Add in some natural sweetness from dates and a banana, and a little bit of anti-inflammatory goodness from cinnamon, and you have a sweet treat that won’t let your blood sugar crash.
Cranberry Kumquat Tart
Like their larger cousins, oranges, kumquats have a lot of vitamin C. They’re also full of fiber and calcium. Low in calories, cranberries have enough antioxidant power to be practically categorized as a superfood, and are also one of the best natural ways to treat UTIs. Rich in Omega-3s and folic acid, walnuts also help lower bad cholesterol and inflammation. Mid-afternoon slump? Try this superfood snack!
Green Pepper Zing
This low sugar smoothie provides more than 150 percent of your daily vitamin C needs per serving, which means your skin and your immune system will love it! Lime and pineapple add a little island flair to this veggie-heavy drink, while hemp seeds add protein and healthy Omega-3s. Get going and glowing with this low calorie breakfast.
Orange Beet Protein
Even though pea protein (which is high in muscle building branched chain amino acids), is the real protein star here, swiss chard is a nutrient-dense green that comes with a little bit of protein itself! Beets are high in vitamin C, potassium and folate, and goji berries are an antioxidant-rich fruit that have been used in Chinese medicine for centuries. Ginger is a stomach soother and anti-inflammatory, and lemon helps to reset the alkalinity in your body. Low in calories but high in protein, this smoothie will keep you full and energized all day.