Adding A Nutritional Boost With Smoothies
It’s a great idea to add more vitamins and fiber to your diet; why not do it the painless way with a delicious homemade smoothie? Making your own smoothies allows you complete control over the portion sizes and ingredients; you won’t have to worry about someone sneaking refined sugar or high-fructose corn syrup into the mix! Dust off that blender and let’s explore some recipes.
For a pumpkin-pie taste that can’t be beat, we like the Detoxinista’s pumpkin spice green smoothie! Be sure to get spinach that looks fresh and has crisp stems; wilted greens won’t have the same amount of nutrition. And feel free to substitute dairy milk if you prefer.
Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie (Detoxinista.com)
- ¾ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ ripe avocado
- 2 large handfuls fresh spinach
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 5 soft Medjool dates, pitted
- 1½ cups water or almond milk
- 2 handfuls of ice
This delicious summery smoothie is a cool way to start your day. Swiss chard is a superfood that’s high in calcium and potassium.
Minty Swiss (Greatist.com)
- 1 bunch swiss chard
- ½ cup raspberries, frozen
- ½ cup pineapple, frozen
- ½ cup peaches,frozen
- 3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
- ¼ cup orange juice
- 3 ice cubes
For a virgin pina colada flavor, we like this simple breakfast smoothie. Add flaked coconut to the top for a more tropical look!
Pineapple Coconut Smoothie (PBS Fresh Tastes)
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup vanilla (or coconut) flavored yogurt
- 1 tbsp sweetened flaked coconut
- ice cubes
The best thing about making your own smoothies is that you can customize them! Many smoothie shops will add vitamins and supplements for a fee, but why not add your own? If you could use a boost of energy and a little help for your immune system, we recommend adding some of our TransformEFI supplement to your smoothie for a nutritional boost that fits your busy schedule.
If you have promised yourself you’d eat healthier this year, smoothies can be a great way to start! And if you’d like an extra healthy boost, try an energy drink that is actually good for you. TransformEFI is a supplement that utilizes Dr. Robert H. Keller’s patented Glutathione technology, which can help your body to defend itself against aging, cellular damage, and disease. TransformEFI also contains other nutrients such as calcium for good bone health, L-theanine (an amino acid found in green tea that can give you a energy boost without caffeine), and whey protein for muscle strength.