This Menu shows all of the smoothie recipes for the week of July 1st through July 7th. Now, on to delicious smoothies that are sweet enough to have for dessert, but nutritious enough for breakfast!
Lemon Apple Mint
The perfect light breakfast before a long day, this smoothie is full of vitamins A, K and C from collards, fiber and B vitamins from apple and tomatillos, and healthy Omega-3s from hemp seeds. A pop of alkalizing citrus (and more vitamin C) from a lemon, and a fresh burst of digestion-easing mint, round this delicate drink out. With more fiber than fat per serving, you’ll feel satisfied and satiated while still maintaining a light and healthy diet.
Flaxseed and chia seeds are the perfect smoothie boosters because they contain fiber, protein, and healthy fats - but don't add a lot of unnecessary calories. Strawberries, lime and cucumbers make a refreshing, vitamin C-infused combination, but are also light on calories. Start your morning on an energized, happy note with this sweet treat.
Chocolate Cherry Turmeric
This smoothie tastes like dessert but has a nice, earthy kick thanks to raw turmeric. One of the most studied foods out there, turmeric has been connected to everything from lowered inflammation, to healthier joints, to even elevated mood. Cacao is another mood booster (and anti-inflammatory), which means that this smoothie won't just make your stomach happy, it might just make your brain a little happier, too!
Chocolate Almond Strawberries
Cacao is chocolate in its rawest, unsweetened form, which means when you blend it into smoothies, you get a decadent chocolate taste with very little added sugar. In addition to acting as an anti-inflammatory, cacao may also help boost serotonin, a natural chemical that regulates mood. When you combine cacao's chocolatey goodness with iron and vitamin K from spinach, vitamin C from strawberries, and potassium from banana, and you’ve got an energizing drink with no sugar crash later.
This healthy, creamy smoothie is perfect for sipping outside on a hot summer’s day -- or whenever you want a dose of tropical goodness. Coconut and orange are a classic combination, and provide vitamin C and healthy fats. Pear adds fiber in the form of pectin, which helps to thicken things up and create a milkshake-like consistency. Thanks to lucuma, a low glycemic natural sweetener that provides beta-carotene and iron, this smoothie has an extra dose of sweet, but won’t spike your blood sugar like more traditional store-bought juices.
Red, White and Blueberry
This smoothie is all about the red (goji berries, full of beta carotene, antioxidants, and 18 amino acids), white (banana, a natural energizer with magnesium and potassium), and blue (blueberries, low sugar, high fiber berries that have been shown to help with cognitive decline). There’s also anti-inflammatory benefits from flaxseed, as well as a skin-brightening orange. Any day can be the 4th of July with this sweet and healthy breakfast!
If you’re searching for a sweet, refreshing drink that will have you feeling good all day long, this smoothie has you covered. Cherries have been shown to help reduce inflammation and speed up muscle recovery, and also rank high in magnesium, a nutrient that helps with sleep / wake cycles. One of the most antioxidant-rich foods out there, maqui berry also contains calcium and iron. Mix these superfruits up with hydrating summer squash, tangy tomatillos, and fiber-rich dates, and you have a breakfast home run.
Green Blueberry Punch
Even though they're a relatively common fruit, apples have a lot of health benefits! In addition to a healthy serving of fiber and vitamin C, apples are full of immune-boosting antioxidants, and are even considered an anti-inflammatory food. Blueberries are another food bursting with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory goodness, which means this high-fiber smoothie is perfection for your immune system.