Energy smoothies are just the right solution to boosting that blah, listless feeling. Let’s face it, we all need a jolt of energy every once in a while.
There are any number of reasons why sometimes our metabolism slows down. Changing our lifestyle and eating habits may be one; slow digestive system or even something as simple as expending more energy than you’re garnering and replenishing.
So what do many of us do? We try one of the all-time favorites: that afternoon ‘cuppa’—coffee, that is—or any other caffeine-rich drinks. Or for others, it’s one of those sugar-filled energy drinks.
Most of the time these band-aid, non-nutritious solutions leave you on your own, only to crash later. It all amounts to added calories–with no benefits.
One way you can give your body the energy it needs and sustain it is through healthy nutrition-rich, energy smoothies.
Boost your energy, especially during early mornings and afternoon when your energy may be at its lowest.
Here are three energy smoothies that you can use to help boost your metabolism
1. Green grape smoothie
Green grapes deliver energy and antioxidants to your body. This is why they are part of most fruit salads and fruit mixes that you see.
The trick to making them into a smoothie is adding more than just the grapes and water or yogurt.
A full blown green grape smoothie actually contains several ingredients but can give you more energy than a cup of coffee. It includes:
- seedless grapes
- a banana
- an orange
- chia seeds
- ice and
- a pear without the skin
- add a little water if you need extra liquid
Place it all in your awesome blender and go for it!
2. Creamy peachy smoothie
The creamy peachy smoothie is designed to boost your energy with a jolt of probiotics. This will help your stomach and digestion. With the boost of digestion, you’ll feel a reduction in fatigue. This is due to the removal of toxins and build up in your system.
If your digestion improves, your fatigue will be reduced, which in turn gives you better energy levels throughout the day.
This smoothie includes…
- 1/2 cup fortified plain soy milk
- a fresh peach
- 6 oz. nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt (or you can use frozen Greek yogurt instead)
To make it easier, you can actually use frozen peaches or you can use canned peaches.
Keep in mind the frozen or fresh peach is the optimal first choice. You can even prepare this smoothie in advance.
3. Coconut banana smoothie
Coconut can give you natural sugars, and banana can give you a boost of potassium and energy. This combination is a sure winner in boosting energy.
If you want the natural sugars and give yourself a boost of energy to replace your coffee and donut in the morning then this smoothie may be it. It includes:
- a frozen banana
- plain yogurt or Greek yogurt
- a little vanilla extract
Blend the ingredients on high power. Then (need I say it?) Drink!
Giving your body the energy it needs in this natural, nutritious and delicious way leaves you feeling a level of empowerment that you should enjoy. These energy smoothies will fill you up as it revs up your metabolism.