This Menu shows all of the smoothie recipes for the week of February 18th, 2018 to February 24th, 2018. Now, on to smoothies that are low in calories, but big in taste!
Sweet Pineapple Kiwi
Known as “the queen of fruits,” mangosteen is a Southeast Asian fruit that has been studied for its numerous health benefits, including its ability to help lower inflammation and its high amount of vitamin C per serving. Thanks to the additional kiwi, clementine and pineapple, this smoothie is bursting with vitamin C, which is vital to an active life. Not only does vitamin C help the body absorb iron, it also helps protects against heart disease and keeps your immune system healthy. Add in some almonds for healthy fats and protein, and you have a nutritionally balanced snack that will keep you going all day long!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Madness
Reasons why this smoothie is awesome: A) You’ll feel like you’re drinking a milkshake for breakfast, B) Maca is a superfood native to Peru that has been studied for its connection to more balanced hormones, boosted libido, and increased energy, and C) Cacao is low in sugar and has been shown to help with serotonin production. Feel satisfied and energized with this delectable treat.
Apple Chia Refresh
A powerful immune booster, chlorella is a blue-green algae that’s also full of B-12, which is essential for the health of red blood cells, the central nervous system, and energy production. Add in some nice hydration from a cucumber, fiber from an apple and kumquats, and a super healthy dose of Omega-3s from the chia seeds, and you’ve got a light, refreshing smoothie that is sure to keep you full for hours.
Full of fiber, iron, and potassium, golden beets are slightly sweeter and less “earthy” tasting than a typical red beet, but have the same benefits -- they’re great for helping to ease sore muscles and keeping a healthy blood flow in the body. Both ginger and grapes are full of healthy antioxidants, which means they’re great for lowering inflammation in the body. Looking for the perfect post-gym snack? You’ve found it!
Vanilla Banana Apple
The best way to turn a smoothie into a meal replacement is to make sure there’s an ample amount of healthy protein, fiber and fat. Both banana and apple are full of healthy fiber (as well as potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, and vitamin C), and a serving of vegan vanilla protein powder will help your muscles and your appetite. Add in some anti-inflammatory cinnamon, and some iron and vitamin K from spinach, and you have a perfectly tasty and balanced start to your day.
We call this one liquid gold because it’s nutritionally balanced, low in sugar, and fantastic for keeping you energized during busy days! Golden beets are a bit sweeter and less “earthy” tasting than a typical red beet, and are full of iron, potassium, and fiber. In addition to healthy Omega-3s, pumpkin seeds provide a nice serving of zinc, which has been shown to help with everything from boosting your immune system to creating clearer skin.
This warming smoothie features walnuts, which not only contain healthy fats, but specifically the polysaturated fatty acids n-6 (linoleate) and n-3 (linolenate), which have been studied for their ability to help with everything from brain health to metabolism. Cinnamon is a great natural sweetener because it contains no sugar, and clementines contain calcium, phosphorus, and ample amounts of vitamin C.
If you’re looking for a light, refreshing snack or breakfast that will keep you satisfied without packing on the calories or fat, this smoothie is perfect! Both cantaloupe and pear have a good serving of fiber, stomach-soothing mint is bursting with antioxidants, and lemon and spinach are full of vitamin C. Cashews add a bit of healthy fat and protein, which means that even though you’re eating light, you’ll still have enough energy to get through even the longest of days!