July is National Blueberry Month, what better than time to celebrate the little blue berry? This little super-fruit packs a serious punch as an antioxidant powerhouse, among its many other health benefits. They say that good things come in small packages — and that’s especially true for the blueberry. Try our VeganSmart Blueberry- Banana Smoothie:
If you aren't keen on all the health benefits strawberries can provide your body, then it is time to enlighten yourself about this fantastic fruit. Strawberries are extremely rich in nutrients and bursting with antioxidants that can do wonders for your immune health. In fact, strawberries have been listed as the 27th highest ranked U.S. food in terms of antioxidant capacity, and can help you out with boosting cardiovascular support, regulating blood sugar as well as keeping you protected against unwanted illnesses.
A great way to consume strawberries and supply yourself with a number of incredible health advantages is by crafting a creamy strawberry smoothie recipe with a few scoops of Naturade Total Soy All-Natural Powder – Strawberry Creme. This all-natural meal replacement powder delivers your body a powerful pack of protein, 24 essential vitamins and minerals and only accumulates a total of 150 calories per serving. Besides being a tasty source that can help reduce your cholesterol and likelihood of heart disease, it is an excellent way to get all the necessary nutrients you need while trying to lose weight. Plus, Naturade Total Soy All-Natural Powder comes in a scrumptious strawberry flavor, ideal for adding to a delicious strawberry smoothie.
Here is everything you will need for creating the ultimate strawberry soy smoothie concoction:
- 2 cups frozen strawberries
- 1 banana, chopped
- 1 cup soy milk
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 scoops Naturade Total Soy All-Natural Powder
Combine all of these ingredients into a blender and sprinkle the Naturade Total Soy All-Natural Powder on top. Close the lid and mix until you have produced an incredible strawberry soy smoothie that will help your body feel as good as your cold beverage tastes!
The most eminent types of smoothies are the velvety blended creamy sensations that are also highly nutritional. The health benefits of carrot juice are practically unbounded, featuring several distinct nourishing features that provide much more to your body than the average sugary fruit smoothie.
First off, drinking carrot juice is a great way to cut some calories out of your diet. One cup of carrot juice generally possesses about 80 calories, while the same amount of orange juice can contain upwards to 120 calories. When you get to all the antioxidants that are plentiful in carrot juice, the competition tends to appear obsolete.
Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B1 and B6 are all prominent nutrients that are fluent in carrot juice. In addition to all of those minerals, one serving of the beverage will provide your body with nearly 20 percent of the daily recommendation for potassium, which can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure and strengthen your bones. A carrot juice smoothie also serves as an amazing appetizer before a meal or workout. Gulping down a glass 20 minutes before having dinner can help stimulate your digestive system. The amounts of soluble fiber that are abundant in carrots ease any complications that arise within digestive organs, thus allowing the body to consume and metabolize food gently and stress free.
You can up the nutritional content of your carrot by adding a few scoops of Symbiotics Colostrum Plus Powder. Colostrum Plus boosts immune factors and may serve as an immune system stabilizer.
First off, you will need all of the following ingredients to provide a little tang to your final product:
- ¼ cup of carrot juice, or 2 chopped carrots
- ½ cup of frozen and chopped mangoes
- ½ cup of frozen and chopped pineapple
- ½ cup of ice
- ½ cup of nonfat plain yogurt
- 2 scoops of Symbiotics Colostrum Plus Powder
Once you have thoroughly chopped up the carrots and fruit, place all the contents into a blender and mix until all the ingredients are fused together for a smooth and creamy concoction. The general estimate of nutrition facts per serving of this smoothie recipe includes:
- 200 calories
- 0 percent total fat
- 0 percent cholesterol
- 750 milligrams of potassium
- 30 milligrams of lactoferrin
- 230 percent of your dietary recommendation of vitamin C
Whether it is to help you cool off on a hot summer day or you're enjoying it as a nutritious dessert, there is never a wrong time relish and enjoy a healthy carrot juice smoothie mixed with Symbiotics Colostrum Plus Powder.
For those with a sweet tooth, nothing beats a warm and creamy beverage that tastes like dessert and is loaded with the health benefits of a vitamin supplement. You can quench your thirst with the best of both worlds by mixing up a cinnamon smooth chai tea latte with a subtle twist, just incorporate a few scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai. The best part is that you don't need to leave the kitchen to experience a sip of sweet bliss.
The chai flavored latte comes from a combination of spices, tea and milk that possess essential vitamins and minerals necessary for soothing the soul. One of the best reasons to add a little chai into your daily diet is because the tea is full of healthy antioxidants. Drinking a few glasses of chai tea every day may help with everything from lowering blood pressure to protecting your skin to aiding your digestion.
When you add just two scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai, the list of health boosting supplements you are adding to your tea goes on and on. VeganSmart uses a complete protein blend that is bursting with five different non-GMO plant based proteins packed with essential amino acids that work to repair sore muscles and tissue. On top of that, there are 22 vitamins and minerals in every scoop, and you will be receiving 50 percent of your daily requirements for vitamins A, C and K in one glass.
Here are all the ingredients you will need to craft the perfect chai tea latte with a nutritional boost:
- 2 chai tea bags
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup low-fat or soy milk
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla non-dairy creamer
- 2 scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai
Using your coffee maker, place all of the contents of the tea bags into the coffee filter and let it drain. Meanwhile, use a small saucepan to blend the milk and creamer together and set the stovetop to medium heat, cooking until warmed.
Once the contents of the saucepan are thoroughly heated, pour the blended ingredients into some mugs, and stir in the tea mixture. Drop in two scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Chai, and mix it up with a spoon. Enjoy!
When we think about what to drink in the morning, typical beverage options include coffee, orange juice and tea. So, why do smoothies tend to get the cold shoulder as a suitable liquid refreshment for breakfast?
While some might find the idea of gulping down a frozen concoction a tad too much to start the day off with, the fact of the matter is that there is no official rule dismissing smoothies from becoming a traditional breakfast beverage. In fact, why not combine the nutritional health benefits and antioxidants of green tea with the incredible luscious taste of a smoothie? The result is an eclectic blend of vitamins and minerals that is able to satisfy your sweet tooth without having to feel too guilty about it in the morning.
First off, you will need the following ingredients to craft the ultimate green tea breakfast smoothie:
- ¾ cup of brewed green tea
- 1 frozen banana
- ½ honeydew melon, sliced into small chunks
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- ¼ cup of non-fat or almond milk
- 2 scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Vanilla powder
Add the frozen banana, chopped honeydew melon, honey, almond milk into the blender and drop two scoops of the VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Vanilla powder on top of it all. The VeganSmart powder will boost your smoothie with 22 essential vitamins and minerals, including 50 percent of your daily recommendations for vitamin A, C and K, as well as a powerful combination of fiber and omega-3s that will work to strengthen your brain and heart. Next up, add the brewed green tea, and blend until you have crafted the ultimate breakfast smoothie that will provide the jumpstart you need to take on the rest of your day!
While navigating through the morning commute, whisking the kids to school or making sure the dog gets gets a walk before you head to the office, we all could use a little help starting to day off right. For many, that morning pick-me-up consists of at least one or more cups of java. According to Harvard University, 54 percent of Americans age 18 or older drink at least one coffee beverage every day, with an average of 3.1 cups consumed daily per person. All of that sugar and caffeine can start to add up, so why not start trying something that will jump start your engine as well as provide numerous health benefits for your body?
Instead of waiting in line and breaking the bank to get your java fix in the morning, try blending this iced coffee recipe at home and add a few scoops of Symbiotics Colostrum Plus Powder in it to help boost your immune system. The powder has a variety of beneficial nutritional supplements in every scoop, such as lactoferrin, immunoglobulins and proline-rich polypeptides, that assist your body in building a strong intestinal lining, increase the agility of your immune response system and help your aching muscles recover from another day on the job.
Here is all you will need to whip up this refreshing and healthy concoction:
- 1½ cups of crushed iced
- 1 ounce shot of espresso
- ¾ cup of non-fat milk
- 1-2 tablespoons sugar (more or less depending on preference)
- 2 scoops of Symbiotics Colostrum Plus Powder
Simply add all of the ingredients into a blender and mix until its smooth and creamy. For those with a sweet tooth, spruce it up by spraying a little whipped cream on top and drizzle with some chocolate syrup for a dessert beverage that will not feel too guilty on your conscious as it goes down.
When it comes to breakfast, vegans often get the short end of the stick. With such an emphasis on meaty morning meal selections, its hard to find a recipe that is completely void of animal products. Luckily there are a few ways to put a vegan spin on classic breakfast staples.
Sometimes you need to sweeten things up at the beginning of the day, and nothing suits better than some old fashioned vegan cinnamon rolls. Make sure you have the following ingredients:
- ⅛ ounce package of vegan crescent rolls
- 1 tablespoon vegan margarine
- 2 tablespoon soy milk
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, roll out the crescent roll dough while spreading the vegan margarine all over it. Sprinkle the cinnamon and granulated sugar on top, and roll the dough back up into a log formation. Cut the rolls into your preferred sizes, and place them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown. Meanwhile, in a small mixing bowl, blend the soy milk, maple syrup and powdered sugar until its completely smooth, and once the rolls are out of the oven, drizzle over and enjoy!
Looking for a filling breakfast meal that is also vegan friendly? You are not alone. Reports have shown that 2 percent of Americans consider themselves to be vegan, but as their population continues to grow, breakfast options remain relatively unchanged.
The best way to eat vegan is to cook for yourself, and since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, here is a great recipe that is completely animal-product free. Nothing beats a hearty serving of hash browns in the morning, and this vegan twist can offer up some eclectic flavor. Here is what you will need for ingredients:
- 4 medium and diced potatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 2 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 3 tablespoon. extra virgin olive oil
- A pinch of sea salt and pepper
Bring the diced potatoes to boil in a large pot of water, and then cover them for about 15 minutes as they cook. Take out a large skillet and cover the bottom with the olive oil. Mix in the scallions and soy sauce together, stirring it frequently.
Once the potatoes have thoroughly boiled, add them into the pan along with the garlic, paprika and parsley. Keep mixing and add a dash of salt or pepper, and eventually you will marvel at this splendid vegan breakfast entree.
There are a reported 31 million Americans who skip out on breakfast every day, meaning that there are a ton of people who start their mornings deprived of the vitamins and minerals necessary to avoid that mid-day slump. Eating breakfast can improve your body in a variety of ways, including losing weight, helping your heart and maintaining an overall healthier diet. For vegans, however, breakfast can be a hard meal to accommodate to. The emphasis on bacon, eggs and sausage does not mesh well with an avoidance of animal products. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious and healthy vegan breakfast recipes that will start the morning off right and keep you vitalized throughout the day.
Replacing eggs with tofu is a great switch that can substantially help lower cholesterol levels, and some studies have even reported that eating eggs is just as unhealthy as smoking cigarettes. Here is what you will need to scramble up a scrumptious tofu breakfast bursting with flavor:
- 1 pound extra firm tofu
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
First off, chop the tofu up into small cubes, while squeezing out any excess water. In a saute pan, combine the olive oil, soy sauce, onion powder, thyme, paprika and garlic salt and stir the contents thoroughly while cooking at a medium heat. When the ingredients start to warm up, spread the contents evenly on the surface of the pan.
Sprinkle the tofu cubes all throughout the pan, and continue to stir as the mixture blends together. After around 8-12 minutes, the ingredients should start turning into a golden brown, and once its firm, your tofu scramble is ready to be served. Nothing beats a little whole wheat toast on the side as well.
Looking for a beverage that is just as tasty as it is good for you? Craft the ultimate blueberry smoothie, a nutritious creamy blend of berry goodness that is also loaded with healthy antioxidants that will give your immune system a boost this spring! Add in a few scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Vanilla, and you will not only add to the flavor, but pack on the essential vitamins and minerals you need every day.
Blueberries are the perfect choice of fruit for a smoothie because of their wide range of health benefits. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Maine discovered that consuming 2 cups of blueberries per day for an eight week duration will help improve your body's vascular health and lower blood pressure, while another study from professors at Oregon State University have pointed to blueberries possessing qualities to vastly improve overall immune system health.
The addition of pouring a few scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Vanilla will add 22 essential vitamins and minerals into your body, as well as 50 percent of your daily recommended protein requirements and 24 percent of your daily dietary fiber, while also being completely dairy, soy and gluten free.
First things first, here are the ingredients you will need for this recipe:
- 1 cup of unsweetened and frozen blueberries
- ½ cup of low-fat milk
- ½ cup of nonfat plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons of vanilla creamer
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 2 scoops of VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake Vanilla
After simply blending all the ingredients together, you will have the ultimate spring beverage concoction that will have your body thanking you just as much as your taste buds. Simply serve chilled, relax and most importantly, enjoy!