5 Easy Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health

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For that person who is always on the go, healthy choices are important to make, but it’s not always easy to follow through.
Thankfully with the invention of the magic bullet and a growing community of health-savvy foodies, the internet has become a regularly-sourced tool for fitness advice and smoothie recipes.

We wanted to share a few recipes we discovered and tweaked that have been tried, tested and Nuda approved!

The first two smoothie recipes have become our personal favourites. Nothing beats a smoothie first thing in the morning when you’re groggy and desperately seeking energy. The best part of drinking these smoothies in the morning, is that you’re feeding your body much needed nutrients, while hydrating after a long night’s rest.

Pro tip: drinking warm to hot water first thing in the morning with lemon and cayenne is something we swear by. After that, drink a full glass of water to help flush out your system. Making this a habit will help to speed your metabolism and assist with the elimination of unwanted waste. Think of it as a friendly, cleansing wake-up call for your digestive system. You could swap the cayenne for Turmeric for anti inflammatory benefits, and add some honey to sweeten the brew.

Morning Greens

Nutrient-dense rich greens are exactly what your body craves – whether you realize it or not. This smoothie is something our Editor-in-Chief aims to drink at least 3 times per week – and she swears by the benefits.

Green me up, Scotty!

Avocado (1/3rd)
Banana (1/2)
Kale (1/2 cup)
Chlorophylle (5-6 drops)
Coconut water (1/2 cup)
Ice Cubes (4)

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Berry freaking yummy

Blueberries (1/3 cup)
Raspberries (1/2 cup)
Goji berries (1 Tbps)
Cashew milk (1/2 cup)
Oats (1/4 cup)
Ice cubes (4)

Ease Digestion

It’s safe to say that we eat a lot of stuff that is not good for us. Sometimes these bad foods (if you can even call them ‘foods’) leave our digestive tract a hot mess, and we need a natural combo to balance it out. Here are two smoothie recipes that we particularly love and can’t get enough of.

Fruit up, chill out

Grapes (1 cup)
Pear (1)
Kiwi (1-2)
Mint leaves (5)
Ice cubes (4-5)

Smooth-tea

Dandelion tea (1/4 cup)*
Liquorice tea (1/4 cup)*
Ginger, grated (1 tsp)
Watermelon (1/2 cup)
Cucumber (1/2 cup)
Ice cubes (4)

De-stress

Morning groove smoothie recipes

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The calming effects of chamomile and lavender are unparalleled in the herb world. They are in fact the best alternative to prescription medication, and pair well with a Yin yoga class (talk about the ultimate relaxation).

Chamomile herbal tea (1/2 cup)*
Pineapple (1/4 cup)
Carrots, juiced (4)
Pear (approximately 1 cup)
Lavender tincture (3 drops)
Ice (4-5 cubes)

 

If ever you wish to sweeten the deal, add a few drops of stevia or honey to any of the above mentioned smoothie recipes. Enjoy!

* Tea should be chilled before added to the blender

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