6 Energy Giving Smoothie Recipes For An On The Go Pick Me Up

Smoothies are some of the best things that you can incorporate into your diet if you’re looking for a boost of energy and a quick way to get in essential nutrients and vitamins. Because smoothies are blended, they are also often much easier to digest, making them the perfect option for anyone who experiences gut issues. Today, we bring you 6 energy-giving smoothies that are perfect for a healthy breakfast or an on-the-go pick-me-up, so read on to find out more! 

Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mixed fresh or frozen berries
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp maca powder 

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into your blender or into a stand mixer with a smoothie attachment (liquid ingredients first).
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. Scrape down sides and blend for another 30 seconds.
  3. Serve topped with berries, nuts and seeds and enjoy! 

Delicious Chocolate Protein Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kefir or almond milk
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup packed baby spinach 
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder, natural unsweetened or Dutch-processed
  • 1 scoop (or more) chocolate protein powder
  • 10 to 15 frozen cherries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds

Method:

  1. Add the ingredients in the order listed to a high-powered blender and process until smooth, scraping down the sides if needed.

Peach and Oatmeal Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe peaches (quartered, pits removed)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/2 frozen banana 
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and let them set for 5-10 minutes so the oats and chia seeds can soak. After 10 minutes, blend until smooth.
  2. To thicken, add another quarter-half a frozen banana. If too thin, add more almond milk or orange juice.
  3. Serve immediately. 

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ a frozen banana
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder 

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. 
  2. Serve immediately. 

Creamy Carrot Cake Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large raw carrot, sliced
  • 1 frozen medium ripe banana
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • ¾ cup light coconut milk, plus more if necessary (use any milk you’d like)
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 tablespoon pecan butter or almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Method:

  1. In a large high-powered blender, add in all ingredients and blend on high for 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are well combined.
  2. If necessary, add in more almond milk to thin the smoothie.
  3. Makes 1 smoothie for a full meal. If you’d like this as a snack, this recipe will serve 2.

Mango, Banana and Pineapple Coconut Smoothie 

Ingredients:

  • 1 mango, cut into chunks
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup coconut milk, from a tin
  • ½ cup water or almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon lucuma powder
  • chia seeds, for garnish

Method:

  1. Peel and dice your mango.
  2. Combine mango, banana, pineapple, coconut milk and water/almond milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a serving cup and top with chia seeds.
  4. Makes about 2 ½ cups. Serves 1 generously, or 2 smaller portions.

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And there you have it — 6 incredibly delicious and healthy smoothie recipes that have the perfect blend of protein, carbohydrate and fat to keep you fueled and filled with energy throughout the day. We hope that you try some of these recipes out sometime soon, so happy blending!

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