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Recovery Smoothie By Juice Plus+

How to Make a Recovery Smoothie

With the hot summer weather upon us, it’s even more critical to make sure you are replenishing what your body needs!

Recovery smoothies have everything you need to get back on your feet fast. Here’s the basic blueprint: Combine a healthy mix of carbohydrates for energy and protein to rebuild muscle (A 4:1 ratio is ideal). Add antioxidants — especially vitamin C — to help compensate for the temporary dip in your immune strength after intense exercise.[2] Voila! Recovery smoothie.

You know what has a great mixture of carbs, protein, and antioxidants? Complete by Juice Plus+! It contains:

  • Healthy carbs in the form of vegetable sprouts and ancient grains
  • 13 grams of vegan protein from soy, chickpeas, peas and rice
  • Antioxidants from fruit and vegetable powders
  • 40% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin C and five key B vitamins

Not to mention, Complete by Juice Plus+ also packs 8 grams of fiber and 45% of the DV for calcium!

In the following recipe, Complete by Juice Plus+ and Greek yogurt provide the protein, the banana acts as the healthy carb, and the strawberries are packed with antioxidants including vitamin C, with over twice the DV in a cup and a half.[3],[4]  The combination of healthy nutrition plus delicious taste makes it the perfect post-workout treat!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie

  • 3 ounces plain Greek yogurt or non-dairy yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries
  • 1 cup milk or your favorite non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 scoop Complete by Juice Plus+ Dutch Chocolate shake mix

Combine all ingredients in the blender. Enjoy within a half hour of exercise.

What’s your favorite way to replenish after exercise? Do you have a Complete by Juice Plus+ smoothie recipe you’d like to share?

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Summer Smoothies

Summer Smoothies to Chill by …

Why not take advantage of these in-season fruits and vegetables, and make some awesome smoothies? The smoothie recipes below are the perfect drink to kick-start your morning, or a good snack to get over that mid-day slump. As the weather gets warmer, try these recipes to cool down and get your daily fruits and vegetables intake.

Carrot Pineapple Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup of carrot juice
½ cup of packed fresh chopped pineapples
¼ cup of low-fat buttermilk
2 Medjool dates, halved and pitted
Pinch ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:
Pour the carrot juice into an ice cube tray and freeze until solid (at least 2 hours).
Blend all ingredients together on high until smooth.

Purple Monster Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 pint of blueberries
1 cup of purple grapes
8 strawberries
1 banana
One small container of Greek yogurt
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of honey
1 scoop of Juice Plus+ Complete French Vanilla Mix
Ice

DIRECTIONS:
Add all ingredients into the blender and blend till smooth.

Strawberry Green Tea smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 green tea bag
¾ cup of very hot water
1 cup of fresh strawberries, halved
¼ cup of low-fat milk
½ lime, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
6 fresh mint leaves

DIRECTIONS:

Steep tea bag in the hot water for 2 minutes. Allow tea to cool and then pour into ice cube trays and put in the freezer until frozen solid.
Blend ingredients together until almost smooth, add in green tea ice cubes and continue to blend until smooth.

Mango Coconut and Chia Seed smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 teaspoon of chia seeds
½ cup of light coconut milk
½ cup of chopped peeled ripe mango (about ¼ mango)
1 tablespoon of honey, optional
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
¾ cup of ice cubes

DIRECTIONS:

Stir chia seeds and coconut milk together in a bowl and allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
Blend mango, cold water, honey, lime juice, and ice cubes into a blender until smooth. Add chia seed and coconut mixture and pulse until combined. Avoid blending chia seeds too much.

Cherry Almond Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup of frozen pitted dark sweet cherries
1 cup of ice cubes
¼ teaspoon of almond extract
2 tablespoons of mini chocolate chips (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Place all ingredients in the blender, pulse a few times, and then blend on high for 45 seconds.

Watercress Apple Smoothie

INGREDIENTS:
A handful of watercress
1 apple
½ frozen banana
¼ avocado
½ a cup of ice cubes
Water to help with consistency

DIRECTIONS:
Place all items in the blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

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