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Smoothie Drinks are all the new rage, especially during warmer weather. Nothing better than a refreshing blend of cool flavors on a sweltering day...
However, it seems as if the approach to smoothie blending has drastically changed in recent years. With a surge in nutrition and fitness, smoothie mixes are catering to a health-conscious consumer. What does this mean?
Smoothies are now crafted with a new wave of Fruits & Vegetables and Herbal Extracts. The greener the smoothie, the more nutrient-dense it is! Cleanse Diets are popular for populating the body with nutrients and properly detoxifying. Here is a look at the most popular Gut-Friendly Herbs for daily wellness:
Gone are the days of simply enjoying a Strawberry and Banana Tropical Smoothie. Smoothie innovation has allowed for potent herbs to enhance flavor and nutrition. Below are just a few of our favorite classic and new-age herbs that need to make their way into your smoothie recipes:
Turmeric Spice makes for a deliciously-Earthy smoothie flavor and is an herb with a lot of research behind it. It's sure to deliver a kick!
Ginger Spice is a classic herb that has been revered for centuries. It gives any green smoothie a zesty tinge and added nutritious benefit.
Peppermint Herb is boldly refreshing. In addition, this cool flavor has shown to have a dynamic wellness value.
Adaptogenic Herbs have made a strong presence in smoothie recipes. Ashwagandha, in particular, has a lot of potential behind it. Plus, it adds to the bold green taste of nutritional smoothies!
Graviola (Soursop) is a natural extract derived from the leaves of the Annona Muricata tree. This tropical ingredient adds the perfect blend to green smoothies and it’s inherently nutritious.
Psyllium Husk is a phenomenal bulking agent and enhanced form of Fiber to add to your daily routine. Mixes great with water and is perfect for smoothies.
Chamomile is not just your average tea! It also makes for a nutrient-rich smoothie ingredient. Chamomile compliments any holistic wellness routine perfectly.
This mouth-watering Green Smoothie Recipe is filled with all the nutrients to make your stomach happy. With ingredients like Hemp Seeds, Spinach, Cinnamon and Pineapple, your taste buds will be delighted as well. It's stacked with Digestive Enzymes and strong Probiotic concentration for a nutrient-rich punch to complement its zesty flavor.
2. Glowing Green:
This Powerhouse Smoothie includes only 3 ingredients and is simple to make. Spinach, Avocado, and Almond Milk are the only ingredients you need to make this classic blend.
Avocados provide healthy fat concentration and Spinach a wide-spectrum of vitamins and minerals. The Almond Milk provides a great Lactose-Free alternative to Cow's Milk. It's a smooth-digesting, lean, green machine!
3. Healthy Gut:
This Probiotic Smoothie combines a well-balanced medley of herbs and strong nutrients. Ingredients include Kefir, Coconut Milk, Bananas, Kale and Fresh Ginger.
Another probiotic-packed Green Smoothie to add to your arsenal! Combine Dairy-Free Milk and Dairy-Free Yogurt or Kefir for a base. Then, add leafy greens, Cinnamon, Vanilla Extract and Aloe Vera Juice.
This combination makes for a powerful creation. Probiotics and Aloe Vera are two strong promoters of Digestive Wellness for strong support.
5. Mango and Turmeric:
We just can't get enough of Turmeric! Add delicious mango and you get a refreshing tropical twist. This Fresh Smoothie also calls for Hemp Seeds, Raw Carrot, an Orange and a small pinch of Black Pepper for Absorption.
6. Blueberry and Beet Digestion:
This Digestive Supporting Smoothie contains a host of nutrients. It's super-charged with ingredients like Banana, Beets, Lime Juice and Flaxseed. Your smoothie should come out with a rich, red color that's bursting with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavor!
7. Purple Passion:
This super-enriched Purple Passion Smoothie contains a wide assortment of fresh superfoods. By including Probiotic Powder you can add even more nutritious value! In addition, it's loaded with a mix of fruits, vegetables, and yogurt for a rich & creamy mixture. Looking for a smooth nutritious treat? Opt for this prized purple blend.
Let's face it. You may not always have all the ingredients you need to make the perfect smoothie. That's okay! There is now an all-inclusive Smoothie formula that delivers enhanced superfoods in a few easy steps.
Looking to get all of your Green Superfoods in a daily scoop? Piping Rock's Daily Supergreens Powder delivers a diverse spectrum of nutrients and minerals in a single serving. This includes Raw Organic Superfoods and Prebiotic Fiber for optimal Digestive Support. It's perfect to take on the go and mixes easily with water or your favorite juice. Try one of the amazing recipes above, or just blend Superfood Powder. Either way, you are receiving daily, Gut-Friendly nutrients!
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