If you want strong muscles, fast recovery after a workout, clear skin, healthy hair, easy digestion, improved cognitive abilities and an increased libido — drink smoothies.
Smoothies are the easiest, quickest and healthiest way to get in your daily recommended intake of fruits and veggies (and can be whipped up effortlessly with this Vitamix Blender). In just a few minutes, you can gulp down several delicious servings of fruit – even broccoli! – in a form that is ideal for your stomach — liquid.
Choose smoothies and juices filled with high quality, nutrient-dense, super-charged foods and you can quickly give your body the fuel it needs to do whatever you want it to.
All plants have protein, and when you throw a bunch of them into a blender, you can get a nice amount of muscle-building macro-nutrients in one take. Fruit and leafy greens are also packed with anti-oxidants, which fight cancer and aging, so you can stay strong, fit and look great well past your youth. Here are three recipes you’ll want to try as soon as you get home, pulled from the newly released 100 Best Juices, Smoothies and Healthy Snacks: Easy Recipes For Natural Energy & Weight Control The Healthy Way.
Carrot Ginger Sipper
This juice should be a daily tonic for all men because ginger has long been known to enhance libido and keep away colds. Stay fit and strong with a little bit of ginger in your juice. Carrots are also terrific for your skin and eyes.
1 tbsp (15 g) chunk of ginger
1 red apple
Wash, peel and chop the produce as needed, removing any seeds from the fruit. Put everything through your juicer and enjoy!
Creamy Broccoli With Garlic And Cilantro
Think of this as a super easy, nutrient-charged soup recipe (that’s surprisingly rich in protein). Broccoli is high in vitamin C, which plays a big role in improving blood circulation, preventing wrinkles, and keeping your cardiovascular system strong, so you can embrace an active lifestyle.
2 cups (142 g) broccoli
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp (17 g) miso paste
1/4 cup (43 g) almonds
1/4 cup (38 g) pitted dates
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cup (16 g) cilantro
1 1/2 cups (355 ml) water, as needed
1 avocado, pit removed (optional)
Peel, wash and chop everything as needed. Blend all the ingredients together, adding water as needed to make a creamy soup. Enjoy!
Spirulina (a green algae) is packed with protein, vitamin B2, copper and iron, all of which help rebuild muscle after a tough workout. They also keep you energized all day, and work to remove heavy metals and other toxic materials from your system.
1 cup (165 g) pineapple
5 ice cubes
1 tbsp (1 g) spirulina powder
Blend everything until smooth, then enjoy!