Now that spring has arrived, do you still want your hot chocolate? Probably not. With the weather getting warmer outside you will most likely want to switch to a summer-inspired drink that’s cool and refreshing. That, my friends, is a smoothie.
Spring is the most unpredictable of all seasons. It can be as hot as a summer day, or it can be as cold as a winter day. Such deviations in temperature affect our skin, hair and overall health so much that it becomes necessary to take precautions.
Luckily for us after a long winter of eating heavy foods, spring is known as natural detox season and with it comes all the green, leafy, fresh vegetables and fruits. There is an urge to detoxify oneself after a long winter and all those spicy hot cider drinks with very little water intake.
Don’t miss out on these delicious spring smoothies to help you reset your body, eat lighter as it gets warmer outside, and get more antioxidants into your diet to help your skin glow as much as the sunshine.
Green smoothies are an excellent way to eat a lot of your veggies without even knowing it. Raw vegetables are a higher source of proteins than when they’re cooked. They’re also healthier than fruit smoothies. All you need is a blender and you can enjoy homemade smoothies anytime cheaply.
Here is a recipe for a natural, fresh and green smoothie.
Green Lover Smoothie
2 cups spinach
2 cups kale
2 cups Swiss chard
2 cups dairy-free milk
3 cups grapes/Berries (your choice)
Blend in your leafy green vegetables and liquid base first. Once that’s good, add your fruit of choice.
Note: Use one of the fruits in frozen form to add a chill to your smoothie.
It might take a little longer to make, but this one will be your favorite. You can even serve it to guests. The little extra hard work you are going to put will pay off when you take the first sip.
11/2 cups dairy-free milk or water
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder/ fresh ginger
1/4 turmeric powder/fresh turmeric
1 handful spinach
1 green apple (peeled)
3 kale leaves
Add the spinach, apple and kale leaves one by one to dairy-free milk and blend. Add the lemon, ginger, turmeric, ice, and blend again.
Note: Dairy-free milks are loaded with vitamins and proteins. They are packed with minerals. The best part is they are cholesterol free which makes them very easy to digest.
Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great post-workout snack or a sweet snack in between meals to keep you boosted with energy. These fruits contain a lot of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Don’t be afraid of fruits…they are healing to your body.
3 cups Frozen strawberries/raspberries
1/2 cup Plain coconut yogurt
1 Fresh orange
Add all ingredients int eh blender and blend. DOn't forget to take out the seeds of the orange. Hint... I always add greens to my fruit smoothies to add a punch of nutrients. Grab a handful of spinach a toss in if you have it available.
Don't let spring smoothies be a one-time thing. I drink a smoothie every day. They are perfect for detoxifying and give a boost to metabolism. They are rich in minerals and proteins, too. Add them to your daily routine if possible. You won’t regret it.