This refreshing smoothie recipe will satisfy your summer thirst. Drink it or eat it with a spoon like a cool minty frozen sorbet. Pears are an excellent source of fiber, especially the skin. The skin also contains flavonols and flavon-3-ols, antioxidants that may help prevent diabetes. If you use red-skinned pears, you are also getting a good dose of anthocyanins, a blue pigment that also may help keep blood sugar balanced. For smoothie recipes, it usually works best to remove the core, but there is also nutrition in the seeds and, with a high power blender, you can throw in the entire fruit.
It is always a good idea to combine a sweet treat with a protein source to satisfy your cravings and keep your blood sugar from spiking. This prevents a reactive drop in blood sugar later that triggers cravings for more sweets. Egg protein is the most perfect protein available, and now comes in various flavors just like whey protein. So break out of the blood sugar roller coaster cycle with a sweet yet high protein smoothie recipe. Whey or soy protein powders may be substituted for egg protein powder if desired. Also, try it with vanilla soy milk or rice milk.
A mildly sweet treat, this smoothie recipe will satisfy your hunger due to its high fiber content while supplying only 150 calories. Make sure to use a high quality blender that will easily pulverize the guava seeds. Guava seeds are an excellent source of insoluble fiber while apples are an excellent source of soluble fiber. Both types of fiber keep your digestive tract healthy by increasing bulk, but soluble fiber has the added benefit of surrounding cholesterol molecules and removing them from the body. This recipe provides almost half of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended fiber for the day.
The delicate flavor of lychee fruit blends perfectly with the sweetness of pineapple juice, which adds flavor to the soft tofu. If you cannot find fresh lychee, the canned variety works in smoothie recipes too. Make sure to remove the skin and the stone from the lychees before blending. Lychees are a good source of copper, and pineapple is a good source of manganese. Copper and manganese are both components of the superoxide dismutase enzyme. The SOD enzyme fights free radicals in the body, keeping you young and healthy. So enjoy this delicate smoothie recipe and know that you have discovered the fountain of youth.
Acai berries are stocked with super antioxidants to prevent cancer and keep your cells functioning properly. Acai berries have been shown to contain more antioxidant power than other super berries such as blueberries and cranberries. It may be difficult to find whole acai berries, so this smoothie recipe calls for acai berry juice, which is readily available at the grocery store. Chia seeds also have been touted to provide a slew of health benefits, but it comes down to the old nutritionist’s adage that eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds will provide all the nutrients you need. So do not limit yourself to one type of berry or seed, and enjoy this acai berry smoothie recipe.
The mango is called a stone fruit due to its hard, stone-like center. If you decide to use fresh mango for this smoothie recipe, make sure to peel it and cut the soft flesh away from the stony center and add a few ice cubes to make it cold. This is probably one of the most simple smoothie recipes to prepare and also one of the most refreshing! Orange fruits contain carotenoids, precursors to vitamin A, which provides retinal to help you see, and retinol to aid in reproductive system health in both men and women. So make sure to eat orange fruits at least once per week.
This smoothie recipe tastes great with our without rum. A mildly sweet creamy treat, the coconut milk provides medium chain triglycerides or MCT oil to protect your heart and provide sustained energy for working out or just living. Although MCT oil is healthier than other oils, it is still fat, which is high in calories. Think of this smoothie recipe as a treat and know that your body is able to burn most of the fat for energy rather than storing it in adipose tissue below the skin. Fuel your workouts of mind, body and/or soul with the banana coconut cream smoothie!
Try this smoothie recipe when you are craving something really sweet. It will remind you of a slush from a fast food restaurant or gas station. It also tastes great with blackberries for even more anthocyanin antioxidant action. Anthocyanins are the blue pigment in blueberries, purple grapes, and blackberries. These pigments, which are flavonoids (a type of antioxidant compound) have been shown in studies to protect against cancer, aging, neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes, and bacterial infections. The more ice, the more slushy it becomes. The slushies from the gas station are not much more than sugar and water. Instead, drink in health with our blueberry grape slush smoothie recipe.
At only fifteen grams net carbohydrates per serving, this smoothie satisfies your sweet cravings while providing blood sugar balancing soy protein to satisfy your hunger. Use this smoothie as part of your weight loss plan or simply as a satisfying, guilt-free dessert. For a milder flavor, use less cantaloupe and more watermelon. Melon and berries are low carbohydrate fruits. Spinach is a super green vegetable that has a place in any smoothie recipe you can throw it into. Very few people eat enough green vegetables, so fit them into almost any fruit smoothie, and although the color may not always be the most appealing, the taste is amazing.
This delicious smoothie will cool you off on a summer day or add festivity to any holiday! Sweet white wine ranges from the very inexpensive muscato to exclusive ice wines from various countries. Similar to a white wine sangria, this smoothie recipe satisfies your craving for dessert or a summer cocktail. Impress your guests at a dinner party while drinking in the health benefits of antioxidants. White wine contains tyrosol, which may have anticoagulating effects on the blood vessels similar to resveretrol in red wine. Keep your heart and all your body cells healthy while enjoying this sweet white wine smoothie.