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 Glutathione Rapid Boost™ 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. Glutathione Rapid Boost™ 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. GRB™ 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.