(NaturalNews) One of the first transitions people make when choosing to adopt a healthy lifestyle is making smoothies. They are relatively easy to make, can deliver a serious nutrient punch, and are quite delicious when made properly. However, many people don't know what to combine for good flavor and serious health benefits. Look no further than these three smoothie recipes that can do it all.
Ultimate superfood smoothie
- 2 cups of raspberries, blueberries and blackberries - 8 oz of sprouted almond milk - 12 oz of spring or filtered water - 1 oz of pure, unsweetened cranberry juice - 1 tbsp of coconut oil - 1/2 avocado - 1 scoop of a greens formula (containing chlorella, spirulina and kelp) - 2 tbsp of soaked chia seeds - 2 tbsp of hemp seeds - 1 tsp of maca powder - 1 tbsp of cacao nibs - Stevia to taste (if desired)
Loaded with antioxidants, healthy fats, highly digestible plant protein, enzymes and probiotics, this smoothie provides a comprehensive nutrient base that nourishes the digestive system, adrenals, thyroid, liver, kidneys, muscles and bones. It will also help promote better digestion, healthier hormones, improved energy and healthy weight loss.
Happy hormone smoothie
- 2 cups of mixed berries - 8 oz of hemp milk - 12 oz filtered or spring water - 2 tbsp of coconut oil - 1 avocado - 1 tsp of maca powder - 1 tsp of bee pollen - 1 tbsp of a greens formula (containing chlorella, spirulina and kelp) - 1 tsp of reishi or medicinal mushroom powder (or 1 tincture dropper) - Stevia to taste
This smoothie is also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and probiotics, and contains a specific selection of foods that have been shown to be beneficial for achieving a healthy hormonal balance. This can potentially result in better energy, mood, sleep, stress management and libido.
Coconut raspberry cream smoothie
- 1 cup of raspberries - 1 cup of coconut milk - 1 cup of coconut water (from a young coconut) - 1 cup of coconut meat (from a young coconut) - 1 tbsp of coconut oil - 1/2 small avocado - Stevia or low-glycemic sugar to taste
This smoothie is downright delicious and will deliver the benefits of coconut in all forms. It's fatty acids keep bacteria, viruses and fungi in check, and its vitamin and mineral content will provide a nice array of required nutrients. The health benefits include healthier skin and hair, lower cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity and better digestion.
These three smoothies will provide the taste, convenience and health boost that most people are looking for when starting out on the journey to better health. Although it is only one piece to a healthy lifestyle plan, it's a great start!
About the author: Derek Henry, B.Kin, is a highly revered holistic health coach and world renowned natural health blogger who created Healing the Body to help people understand the fundamental principles to exceptional health so they can overcome their own health challenges.
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