Spring is almost here, and what a great time to start adding in more cooling, refreshing foods, especially if you’ve been cooped up all winter. While getting back outdoors sounds appealing, spring is the season when pollen and other irritants fill the air, triggering allergies for many people. To ward of sniffles and sneezes, try drinking a glass of green juice daily, or even a few times a week. Packed with nutrients, it’s an easy (and delicious!) was to flood your immune system with supportive nutrients so you’re armed when allergens start to fly.
Looking for something sweet to share with your sweetie? Skip the ice cream sundae and serve up a healthy smoothie instead. These recipes combine decadent, antioxidant-rich dark chocolate with fruity, fiber-filled raspberries for the perfect blend of irresistible flavor and nutritional benefits. Each makes enough for two—surprise your workout partner, or save leftovers for a second sweet treat later in the day.
If you’ve made a resolution to eat healthier meals and snacks, we’ve got a hint: Consider the sensational concoction known as the smoothie. They make the perfect quick, light lunch or anytime snack. And when it comes to satisfying cravings, we’re especially fond of the color green! Veggies like lettuce and kale add fiber and thickness to a smoothie, while raw honey and almond milk serve up just the right amount of sweetness.
No matter how you slice it, a sandwich is still a carb-heavy meal—not what you want when you’re trying to sculpt a lean bod. Skip the bread and blend up an oldie but goodie, smoothie style, instead. Creamy peanut butter and sweet strawberry jam are whirled together with Greek yogurt, Six Star whey and a splash of milk for a frosty, drinkable lunch with extra protein punch.
Hit the gym, then hit the kitchen. You’ll score triple the post-workout nutrition and triple the flavor with this punched up, three-berry smoothie. Berries can’t be beat when it comes to antioxidant power—they’re packed with the protective nutrients you need after exercise unleashes a flurry of free radicals to hammer your healthy cells. Blended with flax, strawberry protein power and a bit of milk, they make a smooth, refreshing recovery drink that blows boring chocolate and vanilla versions away.
Rain is rapping on your windows, your hair has gone haywire and your eyes puffed up like a macaroon. The day isn’t ruined just yet. Do something good for body, mind and spirit (and taste buds!) by mixing a cleansing carrot cake protein smoothie, rich in beta-carotene. When beta-carotene converts to vitamin A, you get antioxidant protection for your eyes, teeth and skin. It’s like an instant beauty potion you can drink with a smile. Ahh, what a good morning! Read more →
Going green in 2014? Start with this sensational smoothie, teeming with healthy greens, protein-packed seeds and a scoop of creamy almond butter. Freezing veggies first means no need for ice—nothing but pure, dense nutrition and loads of fresh flavor in this frosty, drinkable treat!
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