Energy is what makes the world go round right? Who doesn’t love loads of energy to get you through your day. These days our energy can be brought down by the craziness that surrounds our lives. I love grabbing me an energy shot a few times through the day. They really give my energy a boost, and overall they are amazingly healthy. Energy +health = good day! Wheatgrass is the key component and it’s a blood purifier and is made up of the amazing chlorophyll which is so beneficial to our health. You can find wheatgrass at your local store or wheatgrass powder. This recipe makes approximately 2 shots , so that’s perfect for a days worth.
Chlorophyll energy shot
-1 lemon , peeled and chopped
-1 lime, peeled and chopped
-1 green apple , chopped
-1/4 inch fresh ginger , peeled
-2 tbsp wheatgrass powder
-1/4 cup water
You want to process all of this in a juicer. It really prevents bulks of ingredients sitting in your glass. Serve these in shot glasses
Energy juices give me more energy than I can imagine. I feel if it wasn’t for me drinking so many, I’d probably want to fall over mid day. One thing I love is going to the store, buying fresh produce , and throwing ingredients together to form tasty juices. I have the BEST drink that is tasty , as well as energy thriving. I’m not one that likes sour things a whole lot, and I’ve never been one to like lemonade, until I made this one. I wouldn’t exactly call it the traditional lemonade. It does however, help with your metabolism, energy , and electrolytes. I drink this after every workout I do. I instantly feel refreshed.
- 8 ounces coconut water
- 1/2 cup chopped mango ( organic)
- juice of one lemon (organic)
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup papaya
Throw all of these into your blender, and you will fall in love. The cayenne pepper helps to boost the metabolism. We all love that right? The coconut water helps to replace any electrolytes lost through sweat and your workout. The mango and Papaya have the taste and the vitamin supply to give us our energy back. The lemon is very cleansing to our systems. This is 113 calories. I love it because it instantly revives your sweet tooth, but in a great way . Enjoy!
Watermelon is a wonderful fruit, that is becoming more widely known as a “super fruit”. The benefits of this amazing fruit are phenomenal, and their is no other great way of getting the benefits than to make an amazing smoothie. This fruit is perfectly amazing in the hot summers. Its a water condensed fruit, and can be quite tasty. It is even better when mixed with a bit of mint.
Watermelon is an excellent source of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a very important vitamin that we all need to be getting enough of. It helps to combat free radicals, and keep it contains lycopene. Lycopene is known to help decrease the chances of prostate cancer. Consuming large amounts of watermelon has been linked to improvement of the heart and your heart health. It helps to relax the nervous system, and helps to achieve stronger bones. It keeps the calcium elevated in your body, which improves the bones.
Watermelon has also been correlated with decreased inflammation in the body. You don’t hear about to much, but watermelon is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins. It truly is a super fruit, even though it doesn’t get raved as often. It helps with a multitude of health ailments, and helps with optimal health. We all need optimal health. This is an amazing morning smoothie recipe that will make your mouth water.
-1/2 cup watermelon chopped
-1/2 cup almond milk
-1 mint leaf
Blend all of this together. Make sure that you have the ice blended as well too. I will add in my mint, but add another mint leaf to the glass. ( that’s optional as well). The component that makes this smoothie so tasty is the fact that watermelon is so condensed with water, so you definitely will taste the juiciness of this smoothie.
Turmeric has always been known as a ” miracle spice” due to its amazing Health benefits. It has been around for centuries , and has long been used as an ingredient in many different recipes including soups, teas, ect.
Turmeric is very detoxifying in many ways. It’s loaded with vitamin C, and keeps the immune system at the top of its game. It’s very anti – inflammatory, and keeps infections at bay. This is a great healthy smoothie that I drink all winter long, and a bit in the summer if I’m feeling worn down. It does wonders. Adding a bit of cinnamon on top makes it delicious.
1 grapefruit ( juiced)
2 carrots ( peeled & chopped)
1 inch ginger
1 inch piece of turmeric.
Blend every ingredient well, and add a bit of cinnamon on top.
Who doesn’t love coconut? It reminds me so much of what I love the best which is the beaches, Caribbean, SPF lotions, sitting around my favorite Vegas pools, and so much more. It seems I can’t get enough of it these days. Currently my favorite is coconut milk, which I drink everyday as a part of my morning smoothie.
The recipe below is one Of my favorite smoothies. It’s loaded with fiber, potassium, antioxidants, and will revive your energy. Coconut milk has a lot of great vitamins and minerals, and it’s best to find one that is of good quality.
- 1 frozen banana.
- 1 cup kale ( organic)
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- 1 mint leaf
Blend and enjoy! This is a wonderful smoothie that can be a morning starter or an afternoon pick me up!