Boost your wellness with vitamin-rich beverages like tonics, shots, and even vitamin cocktails. Rather than dieting, consider adding nutritious drink recipes to your meal plan. The author of Healthy Drinks, Anna Ottoson, suggests, “A green smoothie-free day is a missed opportunity.”
Commencing your day with fruits and vegetables in a blended form is essential for your health. Creating smoothies is effortless and tasty with the right mix of ingredients. Kickstart your day with essential nutrients for steady energy, minus the caffeine crash.
Anna advises, “Your diet mirrors who you are, so make sure it’s real and healthy.” Nutrient-dense beverages can aid in natural weight loss. Proper morning fuel reduces cravings and improves digestion. Swap your usual breakfast with a healthy drink for glowing skin in a week.
For convenience, consider services like Daily Harvest, which delivers organic frozen ingredients. They offer smoothies, bowls, soups, oats, and even superfood lattes. Here’s to achieving better health with vitamin-infused beverages!
Cheers to good health!
5. Green Avocado Drink
- 3/4 cup of spinach
- 1 avocado
- Juice of one lime
- 1 inch piece of peeled fresh ginger
- 1 handful of frozen mango
- Splash of orange juice
- Water, add as desired to get a consistency you like
- Blend everything to a smooth consistency and enjoy!
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4. Golden Milk Smoothie
Discover a delectable anti-inflammatory smoothie from The Happy Healthy Blog, rich in turmeric’s healing powers. Turmeric bolsters immunity, soothes joint pain, and combats free radicals. Moreover, it uplifts your mood, enhances focus, and wards off diseases, making it a popular superfood. Consider pairing turmeric with sweetened almond milk for a comforting turmeric latte.
- 1 ripe frozen banana
- 1.5 cups unsweetened oat milk
- 1/4 cup soaked cashews
- 1 tbsp. ground turmeric
- 2 pitted dates
- 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 cup ice
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until really smooth.
- Pour smoothie into a glass and enjoy!
3. ) Easy At Home Kombucha Recipe
Creating your own kombucha is easier than you might think! All you need is water, black or green tea, sugar, and a SCOBY. Wondering about SCOBY? It’s a mix of bacteria and yeast, commonly called “the mother”. It’s loaded with probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants, and trace minerals, aiding digestion and detoxification.
- 1 kombucha SCOBY
- 16 cups filtered water
- 8-10 organic black tea bags (must be caffeinated)
- 1 cup organic turbinado sugar
*You’ll also need a glass jar, a rubber band, and a small piece of fabric or muslin.
- Heat eight cups of water in a large pot over high heat. Add the tea bags and let them steep for half an hour. Once steeped, stir in the sugar until it is completely dissolved. Mix in the remaining water and remove the pot from the stove.
- Once the sweetened tea reaches room temperature, pour it into the glass jar along with the SCOBY.
- Place the fabric over the opening of the jar and seal with a rubber band. Place the jar in a dark room with controlled warm temperature and no direct sunlight.
- Let the kombucha ferment for seven days. After seven days taste the mixture to see if it’s bubbly enough for your liking. If not, let it ferment for a few more days.
- Once the kombucha is fermented, pour into glass jars and store in the refrigerator. Pour out the SCOBY and “baby” SCOBY that were formed and store them with a bit of the kombucha in a lightly sealed jar in the fridge until you want to make a new batch.
2.) Beef Bone Broth
Bone broth is trending in wellness circles, packed with minerals like calcium, magnesium, and collagen for younger-looking skin and better sleep. Epicurious offers an appealing drink recipe that yields eight servings, accommodating personal veggie preferences.
- 4 pounds beef bones, preferably a mix of marrow bones and bones with a little meat on them, such as oxtail, short ribs or knuckle bones (cut in half by a butcher)
- 2 medium unpeeled carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 medium leek, end trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
- one medium onion, quartered
- 1 garlic head, halved crosswise
- 2 celery stalks, cut into 2-inch pieces
- two bay leaves
- 2 tbsp. black peppercorns
- 1 tbsp. cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 450°F. Place beef bones, carrots, leek, onion and garlic on a roasting pan or rimmed baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Toss the contents of the pan and continue to roast until deeply browned, about 20 minutes more.
- Fill a large (at least 6-quart) stockpot with 12 cups of water (preferably filtered). Add celery, bay leaves, peppercorns and vinegar. Scrape the roasted bones and vegetables into the pot along with any juices.
- Cover the pot and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook with lid slightly ajar, skimming foam and excess fat occasionally, for at least 8 but up to 24 hours on the stovetop. (Do not leave on stovetop unattended, simply cool and continue simmering the next day.) The longer you simmer it, the better your broth will be.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let cool slightly. Strain broth using a fine-mesh sieve and discard bones and vegetables. Let continue to cool until barely warm, then refrigerate in smaller containers overnight. Remove solidified fat from the top of the chilled broth.
If you don’t have time to make your own bone broth and live in New York, check out Brodo, where you can get a cup of this health elixir to go.
1.) Early Morning Moringa Latte
Moringa, a caffeine-free superfood, delivers an energy kick comparable to coffee. It quickly enhances focus and concentration, thanks to the nutrient-rich leaves. Drinking this health-boosting latte can make you feel more alert, prepared to conquer the day.
- 1 tbsp. Moringa powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
- 1 tsp. maple syrup
- 2 cups oat milk or any other plant or nut milk
- Combine Moringa powder and all the other ingredients in the bottom of a saucepan.
- Heat the milk gently and use a whisk to make it nice and frothy.
- Serve and Enjoy!
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