DOIN’ IT WELL: Smoothies For Physical And Mental Health

The combination of different fruits, vegetables and nutrients make for endless possibilities when it comes to smoothies.  Although smoothies are full of flavor and serve as a great snack, it also can serve a huge purpose in regards to health. Here are a few smoothies that will not only taste heavenly but will also serve as a vital part in your everyday routine.

Smoothies normally contain fruit, supplements, and a dairy based product such as milk, yogurt, or ice cream. Most smoothie places are pretty good about modifications so feel free to jazz it up a bit. Feeling a little under the weather? There’s an immune supplement for that. Long night? There’s an energy boosting supplement for that too. Just about whatever you need to craft your perfect smoothie is right before your eyes, you just have to know how to work it.

The weather in NYC is warming up so we’ve took the liberty to provide the DIY recipe’s for a few of our favorite smoothies:

Tropical Papaya

  • 1 Papaya (cut into chunks)
  • fat free yogurt
  • pineapple chunks (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup of crushed ice
  • 1 tsp of flax seed
  • 1 cup of ice

This smoothie not only tastes good but contributes to you fiber and protein intake. Flax seeds help regulate your digestive system and keeps your skin healthy.

Strawberry, Peach, & Ginger

  • 1% milk (or any type of milk)
  • 2 tbsp of low fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peaches
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • Powdered ginger
  • 1 cup of ice

Ginger is the most important component in this recipe.  It helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, and gastric acid build-up. No wonder everyone tells you to drink ginger ale when you’re hungover. 

Matcha, Kale, & Peach

  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tsp of cooking grade matcha tea
  • 2 Kale branches
  • 2 table spoons of vanilla abstract
  • 1 1/2 cups of ice

Matcha is a green tea powder that is an embedded part of Japanese culture. It’s works as a good boost to your immune system. It’s also great for energy and mental alertness.

Maintaining physical and mental health is very important. It starts with what you consume.  Adding smoothies to your everyday life can be very beneficial, you’ll thank us later.

 

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