Whether it’s morning fog or an afternoon slump, we all have those times when we could use a little energy boost. For a healthy, all natural way to increase your get up and go, sip a nutrient dense smoothie! These recipes are the perfect way to start a busy day or ward off a midday energy dip. And the best part is it’s not just a quick fix. They’re packed with the vitamins and macronutrients you need for lasting energy and overall great health.
Fall Smoothie Recipes:
Fight Fatigue with a Pomegranate Pear Smoothie!
This tart pom and pear blend is refreshingly light and vibrant. Studies show potassium-rich pomegranate juice can nix feelings of fatigue and the complex, slow-releasing carbohydrates in pears keep you fueled for hours.
- 1 cup canned or fresh pears, diced
- 1/4 tsp. freshly grated orange zest
- 1/3 cup pure pomegranate juice
- Honey or agave, to taste
- 1 cup of ice
Add pears, orange zest and juice to blend; blitz until smooth. Sample, then add honey or agave to taste. Add ice; blend until frosty. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.
Boost your Energy with a Spiced Pumpkin Smoothie!
This smoothie tastes like a decadent slice of pumpkin pie. It is perfect for breakfast! Why is it such an effective energy booster? Both pumpkin and cashews are rich in magnesium, which you body needs to convert food into energy.
- 2 tbs. canned unsweetened pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbs. cashews
- 1/4 cup pitted dates
- 1/2 pumpkin spice
- 1 cup coconut water
- 1 cup ice
Add pumpkin, cashews, dates, pumpkin pie spice and coconut water to blender; blitz until smooth. Add ice; blend until smooth. Add ice; blend until frosty. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.