The rhythm of daily life can make us feel tired, stressed, nervous ... It is common for our body to react with a lack of physical and intellectual energy and that it is difficult for us to face daily tasks.
To regain vitality, it is best to eat a balanced diet, a life with healthy habits and moderate and regular physical exercise. In fruits and vegetables we can find essential nutrients for our body to stay healthy.
We can incorporate the habit of drinking smoothies for breakfast or a snack to recharge our batteries!
Green leafy vegetables represent a source of antioxidants and chlorophyll, compounds that provide vitality in cases of stress, mental fatigue and feelings of exhaustion.
- 1 bunch of spinach
- 2 stalks of celery
- ½ liter of water
First, wash and sanitize the spinach and celery. Next, chop the ingredients if necessary and put them in the blender with the half liter of water. Finally, beat everything for a few seconds, strain and drink freshly prepared.
Banana and honey smoothie
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 pinch of cinnamon
- 1 glass of skimmed milk
Peel the banana and cut it into several pieces, add all the ingredients in the blender and mix well until it is well blended. You do not have to add more honey than recommended since the honey you added already provides the sweet taste.
Carrot and orange smoothie
Carrot is rich in beta-carotenes (vitamin A) and other antioxidants that support different functions of the body.
Combined with a little orange juice, it acts as an energizing drink, helping us fight fatigue. Therefore, it is ideal to start the day with a good attitude.
- 8 carrots
- 1 orange
- ½ lemon
- ½ glass of water (100 ml)
First, peel and chop the carrots and extract the orange juice. Next, put them in the blender and process them for a few seconds adding half a glass of water to facilitate blending. Finally, serve immediately and add a little lemon juice.
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Like the previous shakes, this strawberry and banana smoothie is a source of vitamins and minerals that physically and emotionally energize the body.
The best thing about this recipe is that it can be consumed as breakfast or as a healthy snack to fill us with vitamins and overcome fatigue.
- 1 glass of natural yogurt
- 3 large strawberries
- ½ banana
- 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
- 3 tablespoons of granola or oatmeal (30 g)
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger (2.5 g)
First, take all the ingredients to the blender glass, cover and process as long as necessary so that it is thick and free of lumps. On the other hand, if it is very creamy, you can add half a glass of water to make it more liquid.
Mango and banana smoothie
Both mango and banana are a source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant compounds.
Being rich in magnesium and potassium, they help muscle recovery and also act on brain activity to help us improve our mood.
- 1 mango
- 1 banana
- A glass of plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of oats (10 g)
- 2 almonds
- ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder (2.5 g)
First, peel and chop the mango and banana. Then, put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until you get a thick and homogeneous smoothie. Finally, serve and drink immediately.
Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
The banana is an energizing fruit par excellence. In addition, it goes very well when combined with other foods. In this smoothie, its effects are enhanced more than ever thanks to the nutritional contributions of pumpkin, a vegetable with many health properties.
Pumpkin is a source of vitamin A, a nutrient that promotes good vision. It also contains significant amounts of fiber, a compound that lowers the risk of heart and digestive conditions.
- ¾ cup of almond milk (170 ml)
- 1 cup of crushed ice
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed (5 g)
- 1/3 of cup of pumpkin puree (70 g)
- 1 and ½ tablespoons of honey (37.5 g)
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon (2.5 g)
- A quarter teaspoon of nutmeg (1.25 g)
- ¼ teaspoon ginger (1.25 g)
First, put all the ingredients in the blender glass and process them for a few seconds until obtaining a homogeneous mixture free of lumps. Finally, serve and drink immediately to take advantage of its benefits.
It is important to mention that this drink has a slight laxative effect, so it should be taken in moderation.
- 100 grams of beets
- 1 spoon of sugar
Cut the beet into pieces and blend together with the sugar.
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