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.
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.
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!
If you’re tired of winter’s chill and the number it’s done on your health, we have a solution for you. No, we can’t change the weather or take you on a trip to Maui, but we can suggest a way to bring the tropics into your life! Perhaps a mango passion fruit smoothie will do the trick? Mangos are pretty easy to find in most grocery stores – either fresh or frozen – but it can be difficult to find fresh passion fruit. The best place to look is your local Asian grocery stores, which typically have a pretty excellent variety of tropical fruits.
Mango passion fruit protein smoothie
- 1 cup cubed mango
- 4 halved passion fruits
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 1/4 cup coconut water
- 1 scoop VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake, vanilla
This recipe is pretty simple – scoop out the flesh of the passion fruits and add it to the mango, crushed ice, coconut water and protein powder. Blend until smooth, pour into a tall glass, garnish with a bright little paper umbrella and enjoy your high-protein smoothie bursting with tropical flavors!
Just because you're vegan doesn't mean you can't enjoy a creamy, protein-packed smoothie! In fact, there are many excellent soy yogurts on the market, and for an extra punch of protein, you can use VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake protein powder, which contains five non-GMO plant-based protein sources, is dairy-free and has a complete essential amino acid profile. Pair the below vegan smoothie with sweet and tart cherries, soy yogurt and VeganSmart for a delicious protein- and fiber-packed way to start your day. Here's the recipe:
Cherry soy vegan smoothie
- 8 oz. plain soy yogurt
- 1/2 cup frozen sweet black cherries
- 1 scoop VeganSmart vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 cup soy or almond milk
Pulse all ingredients in a blender and serve! If you cannot find frozen black cherries, carefully pit your own fresh ones or use 100 percent cherry juice instead. You can also experiment with this recipe by adding ice to give it a more "slushie" feel, or making it creamier with firm silken tofu. Another option is to add a banana or other fruit, which is a good idea if the cherries are very tart.
Do you like frappuccinos – a mix between the words "frozen" and "cappuccino"? How about chai – a combination of spices like cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg? If so, consider spicing up your boring old protein shake into a chai frappuccino smoothie. Naturade makes a great chai version of its VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake that you can use for this recipe. It is completely dairy- and soy-free, has a complete protein blend and 22 vitamins and minerals and is gluten-free. Here's the recipe:
Chai frappuccino protein shake
- 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 2 scoops of Naturade VeganSmart All-In-One Nutritional Shake mix in chai
- 10 – 12 ice cubes
Add all of the ingredients to the blender and mix! If you'd like a more traditional protein shake meal replacement mix, you can use Naturade 100% Whey in vanilla flavor or Naturade Total Soy in vanilla and then add 1/8 teaspoon each of ground cardamom and ground cinnamon. You might also want to add baking cocoa to give it a chocolate chai flavor. Bananas added to the mix have been said to be a home-run in flavor as well.
While people generally need varying levels of protein based on their body composition, weight and daily activities, if you're gearing up for a big fitness competition or trying to bulk up a little, it's guaranteed that you'll want to eat a good amount of high-quality protein each day. Start your morning with a high-protein breakfast like this banana almond protein smoothie. It has different types of proteins to ensure that you work your way toward getting each of the essential amino acids each day. Here's the delightful recipe:
Banana oatmeal almond high-protein breakfast shake
- 1 whole banana
- 2/3 cup milk, any type
- 1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
- 6 ice cubes
- 1 scoop Naturade Total Soy, Vanilla
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
Add all of the ingredients to a blender and mix until smooth. If your almonds are whole, you might want to do a rough chop before blending them with the other ingredients. You can also use walnuts, pecans or any other type of nut for a punch of healthy fats, fiber and protein. Also, the oatmeal does not necessarily have to be cooked – in fact, some people prefer it in its crunchy "raw" state. Do whatever works for you.