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  • Five energy-boosting smoothies

    Need an energy boost? These five nutritious smoothies are incredibly easy to make (you basically just blend...)

    And are all packed with refreshing and refueling ingredients such as beetroot, tart cherry, coconut water and coffee...


    1. Energizing Beetroot, Cucumber and Ginger Juice


    Serves 1 

    I N G R E D I E N T S 

    1 beetroot
    1 cucumber
    2 sticks of celery
    3 carrots
    1 red apple
    An inch of ginger

    M E T H O D

    Chop the leaves off the beetroot and peel away the outer layer of dirt and thicker skin, then chop the leaves off the celery. Once this is done simply put everything through the juicer, stir, sip and enjoy!

    Recipe by Deliciously Ella, photography from Pinterest. 


    2. Endurance Smoothie


    Serves 1

    I N G R E D I E N T S 

    1 frozen banana
    ¼ cup (sliced) blanched almonds
    1½ cups frozen mixed berries
    ½ tablespoon chia seeds
    3 tablespoon almond butter
    1 handful of greens: Sprouts, kale, spinach etc
    1⅓ cup of green (iced) tea

    M E T H O D

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. It may take some time to achieve a non-gritty texture as chia seeds and berries are coarse. Serve and enjoy!

    Recipe & photography by The Clean Dish


    3. Mega Magnesium Smoothie 


    Serves 1-2

    I N G R E D I E N T S

    5 bananas (fresh or frozen)
    ½ bunch of fresh kale
    ½ bunch of fresh spinach
    1 tablespoon of Chlorella
    1.5 – 2 cups of purified water or fresh coconut water 
    4 dates

    M E T H O D

    For this super magnesium rich smoothie, blend all the ingredients in a high-powered blender. 

    Recipe & photography by Happy and Raw


    4. Tart Cherry Recovery Smoothie


    Serves 1-2

    I N G R E D I E N T S

    1 cup plain, low fat Greek yogurt
    ¾ cup canned tart cherries in water, undrained or tart cherry juice
    2 tablespoons cocoa powder
    3 tablespoons honey
    Ice 

    M E T H O D 

    Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add ice if desired. Can be stored in the fridge for about 5 days.

    Recipe & photography by Jenna Braddock.


    5. Crunchy Coffee-Cocoa Shake 


    Serves 1 

    I N G R E D I E N T S

    ½ cup chilled coffee
    ½ cup fat-free milk or yogurt
    1 frozen banana, sliced
    2 tablespoons unsalted almonds
    2 teaspoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder

    M E T H O D 

    Combine the coffee, milk, banana, almonds, and cocoa powder in a blender. Process until nearly smooth.

    Recipe by Runner's World, photography from Pinterest.