Make these delicious green smoothies to keep you healthy during the colder fall and winter months that will keep your gut fresh and boost your energy.
The summer months have come to an end, and for some us, that means less time being spent outside and less daily exercise. Luckily there are some foods that naturally boost our energy and even cleanse and keep our gut healthy. Smoothies are a great way to ingest these foods because they are easy to take with you on-the-go, and you can cram a lot of nutrition into each glass. Making the perfect smoothie is subjective, of course, but we find that blending the ingredients well, and keeping it simple usually get the trick done.
Gut-Healing Green Smoothie (Serves 2)
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 banana (frozen, if you want)
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds
- 2 cups of kale leaves
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- 4 tablespoons of hemp seeds
Nutritionally Packed Green Smoothie (Serves 2)
- 1 cucumber (chopped)
- 1 lemon (juiced)
- 1 tablespoon ginger (peeled and grated)
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 1/2 cups of water or almond milk
- 2 pears (peeled and chopped)
- 4 cups of kale leaves
- 5 ice cubes
Post-Workout Green Smoothie (Serves 2)
- 1/2 of an avocado
- 1 banana (frozen, if you wish)
- 2 cups of baby spinach
- 2 scoops of protein powder
- 2 cups of cold water or almond milk
The best way to prepare these ingredients is to place them inside of the blender and mix until it is smooth and creamy. If you like pulp, then mix it for less time to get the little pieces of fruits and vegetables swimming around.
While eating right and drinking green smoothies can definitely help your health, it’s important to make sure you are covered in case something does go wrong. Health insurance plans change yearly, as do your healthcare needs, so make sure to review your options. Contact SeniorChoices NW in Wilsonville, Oregon.