6 Ways to Boost Your Summer Smoothie

Written by Ali Seca on July 12, 2016

6 Ways to Boost Your Summer Smoothie

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Summer has arrived and it is finally time to show off that bod that you’ve been working on all winter. For those of you who haven’t kept your New Year’s resolution, it’s never too late to start! Smoothies are a simple and effective way to boost your energy and start your day off right, giving you all the nutrients you need in a quick and tasty way.  Here are six simple and nutritious ingredients to boost your morning smoothie game, and keep that fab figure.

1.  Matcha: Made from finely ground whole green tea. This magic powder raises your energy and metabolism, while also cleansing the body and focusing the mind, a perfect way to shake off your morning fatigue. This one scoop is an easy addition that will fit perfectly into any summer smoothie recipe that you’ve been waiting to try!

2. Coconut oil: Our all-around favourite ingredient can’t be left out of our smoothie. Aside from its immune boosting potential, this powerful oil has the ability to positively affect hormones and increase one’s metabolism, making that goal weight all the more attainable.

3. Ginseng: This magical root, used for hundreds of years as a medical remedy by Native Americans and East Asians, enhances mental alertness and physical performance, making your day all the more clearer (especially those Monday morning blues). But it doesn’t stop there; ginseng is a multi-purpose ingredient that can tackle the common cold, stress, insomnia, etc.

4. Acai Powder: the strongest and most vitamin-rich of all fruits, Acai packs a mean nutritious punch. This superfood’s benefits can even repair damaged skin cells, producing collagen and benefitting skin’s elasticity. The summer sun can damage your skin, but this delicious and nutritious ingredient will make your skin radiant!

5. Cacao: providing a sense of calmness throughout the body, this antioxidant and mineral-rich food is as tasty as it is beneficial. It can build stronger hair, nails and skin, while also helping keep a healthy heart. What’s not to love!

6. Make it Green: 

Chard: an excellent source of vitamins A, C and E, magnesium, copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, and iron, this leafy green provides an all-around boost to any morning smoothie.

Spinach: a relative of chard with similar health benefits, this lettuce compliments any recipe because of its delicate, sweet flavor.

Kale: this vegetable comes in many varieties, including flat, purple and curly. Kale is also extremely dense in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K, which helps absorb calcium.

 Happy Blending, Cheers!!

 

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