Why Smoothies Are Beneficial During Spring

The arrival of spring brings a change in the weather. When it starts getting a little warm outside you may want to switch that hot chocolate for a summer-inspired drink that’s cool and refreshing.

Spring is the most unpredictable of all seasons, it can be as hot as a summer day, or it can be as cold as a winter day. Such deviations in temperature affect our skin, hair and overall health so much that it becomes necessary to take precautions against.

Spring is known as natural detox season and with it comes all the green, leafy, fresh vegetables and fruits. There is an urge to detoxify oneself after a long winter and all those spicy hot drinks with very little water intake.

Note: You can blend any of your favorite fruits and add your own flare. You can add non-dairy milk or just water. Always remember to blend with lots of leafy greens to boost your energy.

 

Cleansing Smoothie

 

 

Recipe

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Author: Jen Paleracio
Ingredients
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. Place the spinach first in the blender, add the rest of the ingredients. Add the water. If you have a blender that has an automatic setting for a smoothie, just use that setting. 

  2. If your blender doesn't have an automatic setting for a smoothie, place your greens at the bottom of the blender first. Add a little water, blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Add the rest of the ingredients, blend until smooth. 

  3. Option: add a scoop of protein powder. For nutritional boost add a tablespoon of chia seeds or flaxseeds. 

Everyday Smoothie

 

Recipe

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Author: Jen Paleracio
Ingredients
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 tangerines
  • 1 banana
  • 3 strawberries
  • 3 dates for extra sweetness
  • 1 cup water or non-dairy milk, almond or coconut milk
Instructions
  1. In a blender add the spinach first. Add the rest of the ingredients, set the blender to a smoothie, blend until smooth. Add ice for thickness. 

  2. If your blender doesn't have a setting for a smoothie. Add your greens first, followed by the rest of the ingredients, add your liquid, blend until smooth. 

  3. Option: add a scoop of protein powder. For extra nutritional boost add chia seeds or flaxseeds. 


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4 Comments

  1. Maggie on May 4, 2017 at 3:25 am

    I love green smoothies… ive fallen off the wagon looking for motivation to encourage me to start over..



    • jpaleracio on May 4, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Hi Maggie
      That happens, but the most important is getting back on to building those healthy habits. We learn everyday and if we look forward to a brighter future by doing the right thing….then everything will flow in the direction that’s most favor us.



  2. Kristen on May 4, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Is each recipe 1 serving or 2? Thanks!



    • jpaleracio on May 4, 2017 at 11:25 am

      Hi Kristen,
      Those smoothies are one serving, but you don’t have to drink it all at once. If I feel full after a glass I refrigerate the remaining smoothie for later. Just make sure you drink it the same day.