Medicinal Smoothies

Medicinal Smoothie Recipes: We have proudly partnered with registered dietitians to offer medicinal smoothie recipes that are designed to improve overall health as well as treat specific conditions and ailments. If there is recipe you'd like us to craft for you please let us know!

Dairy Free Smoothie

Dairy Free Smoothie Recipe

This creamy non-dairy breakfast smoothie provides a healthy dose of vegetarian protein that will keep you full until your busy schedule allows you to take a lunch break. Packed full of potassium, calcium, healthy fats, and antioxidants, this smoothie is an awesome way to wake up. Take it with you in the car, and fill yourself with the vitality you need to get you through a hectic day at the office. Pea protein provides all the essential amino acids. If you are trying to build muscle we recommend complimenting the recipe with a whole grain, since some amino acids in pea protein are present in smaller amounts than are needed for sufficient muscle building.

Rating: 
4.285715

Average: 4.3 (7 votes)

Gluten Free Smoothie

Gluten Free Smoothie Recipe

This topic is still controversial, but evidence shows that in addition to the autoimmune disorder celiac disease, there is a milder form of gluten intolerance called non-celiac gluten sensitivity. If you suspect that gluten is causing symptoms such as GI distress, fatigue, joint pain, or headaches, see a professional to rule out a gluten sensitivity. If you know you are sensitive it is extremely important to completely avoid gluten in your diet for the rest of your life. Wheat flour is the main culprit, but processed foods contain many wheat additives. Fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies are free to be enjoyed in a gluten free diet, so bon appétit!

Rating: 
3.88889

Average: 3.9 (9 votes)

Pineapple Lime Smoothie

Pineapple Lime Smoothie Recipe

An interesting twist on a virgin pina colada, this smoothie will take you to the tropics! The mint leaves make it even more refreshing. If it is too tart, try it with less lime juice. Coconut water is known for its hydrating properties and has a natural balance of electrolytes. Pineapple contains bromelain, a protease enzyme that helps muscles heal after exercise. Mint leaves have long been used to aid in digestion, and mint oil has been shown to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome by relaxing the smooth muscles of the gastrointestinal tract. Enjoy this tasty smoothie recipe as a medicinal treat for your muscles and digestive system.

Rating: 
4.153845

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)

Carrot Leek Smoothie

Carrot Leek Smoothie Recipe

Tune up your cardiovascular system while drinking a delicious smoothie. Carrots and leeks both contain compounds that improve cardiovascular health. Although scientists have not been able to pinpoint exactly what it is about these vegetables that protects the cardiovascular system, studies have shown that people who eat more carrots have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. It is thought that the benefits come from the unique combination of antioxidants present in the orange color pigment. Leeks are in the same family as garlic, which is known to improve blood flow by actually lowering cholesterol. This smoothie is a spicy treat for a healthy heart!

Rating: 
4.444445

Average: 4.4 (9 votes)

Summer Chiller Smoothie

Summer Chiller Smoothie Recipe

Cool off as summer heats up or winds down by enjoying a delicious yet healthy frozen smoothie. This smoothie supplies all the vitamin C that you need for the day as well as various other antioxidants to keep you healthy and smiling after a day in the sun. If it is too tart, reduce the amount of lemon juice. Lemon juice helps quench thirst and combats dry mouth by increasing saliva production, making you feel cooler and more satisfied. Anything with citrus is a great choice for someone with a medical condition that requires a fluid restriction. You can drink less to quench your thirst.

Rating: 
5

Average: 5 (4 votes)

Clear Skin Smoothie

Clear Skin Smoothie Recipe

A clear complexion can be a lot of work if you were born with oily skin. Doctors usually recommend chemicals applied to the skin that can severely dry it out. Why not work from the inside out by including plenty of vitamins A, E and water in your diet. Get all of this and more with our clear skin smoothie recipe. This is a mild tasting, brightly colored smoothie that supplies vitamin A, which strengthens skin cells and reduces sebum, an oil-producing substance. This smoothie also has Vitamin E, which helps protect the skin from damage by free radicals. Additionally, the recipe has healthy fats to give you the building blocks needed for continued skin renewal.

Rating: 
4.411765

Average: 4.4 (17 votes)

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-inflammatory Smoothie Recipe

All of the ingredients in this smoothie recipe have been said to have anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Inflammation is a process that is basically an exaggeration of the immune response in the body. When the body thinks there is an intruder, it fights back by mounting an army of special warrior cells called neutrophils and macrophages. These white blood cells build up at the battle site causing swelling and sometimes pain. This is the body’s natural defense system, but sometimes the culprits are harmless and the inflammation itself begins to cause problems in the body leading to chronic disease. So, to help prevent this unnecessary war, try this delicious smoothie recipe.

Rating: 
4.29412

Average: 4.3 (34 votes)

Low GI Fruit Smoothie

Low GI Fruit Smoothie Recipe

This smoothie recipe has it all! Sweet, tart, satisfying, and surprisingly it will not raise your blood sugar as much as other foods! The glycemic load is a concept based on the glycemic index of foods. The glycemic index is an estimate of how much the food will raise blood sugar. The glycemic load is a calculation that considers carbohydrate to fiber, fat and protein ratio in the food, which attenuates the effects on blood sugar. The total glycemic load of this smoothie recipe is 16. This means that this smoothie has a medium effect on blood sugar. Not bad for a sweet treat!

Rating: 
4.75

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)

Help Me Sleep Smoothie

Help Me Sleep Smoothie Recipe

This calming, tasty smoothie recipe contains bananas, which are a good source of B-6, a precursor to melatonin production in the body. Melatonin is a hormone that regulates circadian rhythms (our sleep-wake cycles). Kale and milk are both good sources of calcium. A calcium deficiency may contribute to insomnia. Tart cherry juice was shown in a study to aid in sleep because it also contains melatonin. This smoothie recipe combines all of these natural sleep-inducing ingredients while providing a slightly tart but sweet bedtime treat. Try it with sweet cherry juice in place of the tart juice for a mellower flavor.

Rating: 
3.642855

Average: 3.6 (28 votes)

Asparagus Seaweed Smoothie

Asparagus Seaweed Smoothie Recipe

Whether or not you are a sushi lover, you will love this green smoothie recipe containing seaweed. Seaweed is a source of iodine, an essential nutrient that many people may not be getting enough of, especially if you don't drink cow’s milk and generally avoid salt. Iodized salt is a good source of iodine, and sea salt may contain it as well, but not in a significant amount. Seaweed contains varying amounts of iodine, but generally contains more than any other commonly consumed foods. Asparagus has a slew of health benefits. For a spicy twist on this smoothie recipe, use pickled asparagus out of the jar in place of fresh, but rinse it first to reduce the amount of sodium.

Rating: 
3.7

Average: 3.7 (10 votes)