The Best Energy Boosting Smoothies

· January 20, 2015
Read more about these five best energy boosting smoothies for breakfast, which you can drink after your workout, or whenever you like!

Smoothies are an excellent food that fills us with energy and helps us to recover after exercise.

Therefore, they are the ideal complement to any athlete who wants to improve his or her performance or anyone who cares about their health. Because smoothies help to easily and deliciously add nutrients to your diet.

Learn about the best energy boosting smoothies here.

5 Energy boosting smoothies:

Kiwi Smoothie with Cranberries

 

Ingredients

  • 150 ml of light natural yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of ground linseed
  • 2 kiwis
  • 100 grams of dried cranberries

Preparation

  • Take the peel off of the kiwi and discard it. Blend it with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Serve the smoothie and add the desired amount of honey. Finally, we recommend this smoothie in the morning due to a large number of vitamins it packs.

Properties

Kiwi provides essential nutrients to our diet, both vitamins as well as mineral salts because it helps to promote good functioning of the nervous and circulatory systems.

Sweet Temptation Smoothie

Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 1 medium bar of bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 scoops of vanilla or strawberry ice cream
  • 1 cup of 1% milk

Preparation

  • Melt the chocolate bar.
  • Once the chocolate is liquid, mix it with the milk and the ice cream, blending it until it has a creamy texture.

Properties

Chocolate produces a sense of well-being when you eat it since it contains stimulants (theobromine) and properties that cause euphoria. Additionally, chocolate contains antioxidants that help to avoid heart problems and vitamins that provide your body with energy.

Healthy Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of 1% milk
  • 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
  • Cinnamon

Preparation

  • Blend the banana, the oatmeal, and the milk for two minutes. Serve the mixture in a glass and add a dash of cinnamon for flavor.

Properties

Banana possesses an excellent combination of vitamins and minerals that make it an indispensable food to any diet, including those diets associated with diabetes and weight loss. It is the perfect complement to an athlete’s diet.

Banana and Walnut Smoothie

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup of 1% milk
  • 1 banana
  • 3 walnuts
  • Chocolate cookies

Preparation

  • Place the banana, the milk, and the walnuts in the blender and, finally, blend until the walnuts are shredded.
  • Serve the smoothie together with the chocolate cookies as a garnish.

Properties

Walnuts are an “almost perfect” natural food due to their high level of antioxidants and proteins. The walnut contains many nutritional benefits, therefore, it contains high levels of polyphenol, which is a chemical antioxidant compound that helps the body to counteract the effects of the molecules that cause oxidation and harm the cells.

Orange, Banana and Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Orange zest
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of soy milk
  • 125 grams of strawberries

Preparation

  • Place the soy milk, the strawberries (after washing them) and the banana in the blender.
  • Blend the mixture for 1 minute and serve in a glass. Add a dash of orange zest for a delightfully delicious taste.

Properties

One cup of strawberries contains more than 13% of the daily recommended amount of dietetic fiber and just 43 calories.

A dietetic fiber in the strawberries helps to maintain regular digestion. Furthermore, it lowers blood pressure and stops overeating.

Moreover, this smoothie is extremely useful in helping us to recover after an exercise routine or session that has been very intense and exhausting.

Finally, the properties of each fruit included in this smoothie are excellent for recovery because of all its nutrients.

So, which one of these energy-boosting smoothies are you going to try today?

MOURA, S. C. S. R. de, VISSOTTO, F. Z., BERBARI, S. A. G., SOUZA, E. de C. G., TOTI, F. G. P., & ALVES JÚNIOR, P. (2017). Characterization and evaluation of stability of bioactive compounds in fruit smoothies. Food Science and Technology (Campinas). https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-457x.16616