While they cannot replace a proper balanced diet and exercise, smoothies rich in raw veggies, fresh fruits, and nuts can make you feel more energetic throughout the day. This is because fruits, veggies, and nuts provide your body the dietary fiber, protein and nutrients it needs to keep you going, without annoying dips and slumps in energy levels.
Try out these 5 energy-boosting recipes to feel the difference:
Mango-Carrot Energy Recharge Smoothie
This smoothie combines the health benefits of mangoes with dietary protein from almond butter and milk. Other than being rich in dietary fiber, mangoes provide essential minerals such as potassium, calcium, copper, and iron as well as antioxidants such as vitamin C, K and A, zeaxanthin, folate, beta-carotene and more.
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1½ tablespoons almond butter
- ¾ cup fresh mango (chopped)
- ½ cup carrot (grated)
- 5 ice cubes
Layer all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.