Smoothies are a great way to supply our bodies with essential nutrients and give us an extra boost of wellness. They're also pretty much the ideal choice if you’re looking for a speedy, nutritious meal or snack on-the-go. Healthy? Check. Easy? Check. Portable? Check! The best part about them? You can make different types of smoothies for different health reasons, so they're incredibly versatile! Maybe you're wanting to boost your metabolism, keep inflammation to a minimum, or maybe you're in need of a recipe that excludes the foods you're sensitive to; either way, we've got you covered.

Once you do a little research into the health benefits you're looking to achieve and the ingredients that can help you get there, you realize that the possibilities are endless for smoothie combinations. These recipes represent a good mix of options and feature not just the standard fruit, milk and yogurt, but also avocado, kale, coconut water, chia seeds and acai. They are quick to prepare, easy to digest, and loaded with nutritional support for either energy, protein, digestion aid, or inflammation relief. We love a recipe that packs both a nutritional punch and lots of good flavor, and these are the best of the bunch.

Enjoy!

The Ultimate Green Smoothie
2 cups spinach or kale
1 handful broccoli sprouts
1 cup mixed berries
½ avocado
1 teaspoon ginger
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Juice of ½ lemon
2 cups nondairy milk

Ultimate Digestion Aid Smoothie
1 frozen acai brick
½ cup frozen mixed berries
1 frozen banana (peel banana before freezing)
Flesh of 1/4 papaya
½ cup plain organic yogurt
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 cup water or coconut water

Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie
½ avocado
½ frozen banana (peel banana before freezing)
1 tablespoon shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
1 cup water or coconut water
¼ cup blueberries
¼ cup raspberries
1 serving natural protein powder

Ultimate Protein Smoothie
1 frozen acai brick
Flesh of ½ mango
½ cup pineapple flesh roughly chopped
¼ cup frozen berries 1 serving natural protein powder
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flax seeds/linseeds
2 tablespoons coconut or greek yoghurt

Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie
¾ cup frozen cherries
½-inch piece of fresh ginger
1 cup nut milk
1 beet, peeled and chopped
½ banana, frozen
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao powder
2 tablespoons hemp protein (optional, for a post-exercise pick-me-up)



What's your go-to smoothie recipe?