It’s week two into the new year and your motivation may have bumped down a notch. Lucky for you, we’re here to hoist it back up and kick it into high gear! These week’s smoothies are guaranteed to keep you on your healthiest track. Not only do they taste delicious, but they are loaded with nutrients that will keep you satisfied mentally and physically. Filled with healthy greens, healthy fats and tons of superfoods, we’ve got just what you need to feel your absolute best and brightest. And that’s what the new year is all about!
In addition to creating a sweet, creamy smoothie base, butternut squash is low in fat but high in phytonutrients, antioxidants and beta-carotene (which is directly related to beautiful skin). Pecans are also full of antioxidants, as well as vitamins A, E and B. Add in some potassium and magnesium from a banana, healthy fat and protein from chia seeds, and an autumn-inspired spice blend, and you’ve got a low sugar pie in a glass that will warm you -- body, heart and soul!
Almond Fudge Frosty
Frostys aren't just a fast food beverage anymore! Our frosty is filled with nutrients. Cacao powder provides that chocolatey taste we love, as well as vital antioxidants. Oats add soluble fiber, which help to improve cholesterol, flush out toxins, and keep you feeling full. Add in a healthy dose of kale and this green smoothie has got it all. Treat yourself to a delightful start to your day!
It is Easy Being Green
Light, refreshing and full of flavor, this green smoothie makes it easy to eat your greens. Snow peas are rich in vitamin K and B6 which keep your bones strong. They are also rich in vitamin C, boosting your immune system. The peas are perfectly complimented by sweet pineapple and tart lemon, both of which aid in digestion and detoxification. The flaxseed ups the ante, thanks to its high fiber content, plethora of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidant richness. Yes, it is most definitely easy being green!
Spicy Southwest Cilantro
This smoothie will really heat things up, and it's not just because of the spicy flavor! Capsaicin, the chemical that makes jalapeños hot, is a thermogenic. Thermogenics help stimulate the body's burning of fat by increasing the metabolism of the adipose tissue, thereby generating heat. The cilantro doubles these benefits by aiding in digestion. This zesty smoothie is a great way to kickstart your day and your metabolism! Pro Tip: Remove all the seeds in the jalapeño so it's not super spicy. Start with ½ and move to a 1 full jalapeño to taste.
Goji Carrot Cake
If this isn’t heaven, we don’t know what is. This smoothie, disguised as a dessert, is teaming with all that good-for-you stuff. Carrots are chock full of vitamin A, which helps your liver get rid of all those nasty toxins from the body. Considered both a fruit and a herb, goji berries are also an excellent source of antioxidants. You can now have your cake, and drink it too.
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