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Leading a healthy lifestyle is trendy and fashionable as never before. Smoothies have become an essential part of this trend helping you to detox your body, fill it with vitamins and nutrients, and get healthy skin, nails and hair as a pleasant bonus.

At spring, the body demands something fresh and delightful, the food that could give a powerful energy boost. A smoothie is not just a healthy drink, it can easily substitute any of daily meals or some heavy dish. 

Many smoothie recipes contain fruit rich in cellulose, which works like a sponge, absorbs toxins and improves metabolism. There’s a variety of fruit and veggies you could use like spinach, celery, broccoli, greens, bananas, oranges, different kinds of berries. So you may use all your creativity and improvise in search for your perfect smoothie.

Here are some of our favourite balanced recipes which will provide your body with a mix of essential minerals and vitamins so important for your well-being:

Oats and Blueberry Smoothie

Blueberries are especially beneficial for heart health. They contain vitamins C and B6, potassium, fiber and many minerals that reduce the cholesterol level in blood and lower the risk of heart disease.

Ingredients:

Oats – ½ c.

Blueberry – 200 g

Honey – 2 Tbsp

Milk – 1 c.

Natural yogurt – 1 с.

Directions:

For this recipe you'll need to mix oatmeal with a cup of organic free-fat yogurt and leave it overnight.

Then mix your blueberries with the pre-prepared oats, add honey and milk. Process until smooth.

If you’d like your smoothie cool, you may put blueberries into the freezer for a few hours or add ice cubes instead of milk.


Green Lemon Boost Smoothie

Lemon juice adds refreshing citrus taste to this smoothie. It combines well with other fruit, and veggies too. Green smoothies with lemon are nutritious, provide your body with tons of Vitamin C and boost your immune system. Lemons are rich in antioxidants and lower your cholesterol level.

Ingredients:

Half a lemon

1 banana

1 pear

Spinach - 300 g

Water - 100 ml

Directions:

Peel the lemon, cut the fruit into pieces. Wash the spinach, and tear the leaves into small parts. Blend everything, add some water and ice and blend the mix again.

Black Currant Smoothie

 

Tart blackcurrant berries are rich in phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Research indicates that this berry has anti-inflammatory, anticancirogenic and anti-aging effects. It's also abundant in vitamin C and anti-oxidants.

Ingredients:

Black currant – 1 c.

Yoghurt – 200 ml

Honey – 3 Tbsp

Mint

Directions:

Mix black currant, yoghurt and honey in a blender, process until smooth. Pour the smoothie into chilled glasses, serve with mint on top.

Bon Appetit!

If you have only started your journey towards healthy lifestyle and it’s still challenging for you to give up harmful food and exercise regularly, vegetable smoothies will become a seamless transition to the healthy way of life you want to adopt. When you start drinking them and feel their affect on your body and mind, you won’t be willing to eat unhealthy food anymore. 

You should start your smoothie detox course gradually, starting with 1 glass a day. In a month, you can start increasing the number of cocktails a day. The combination of ingredients should be tasty, as first of all, you need to enjoy it and look forward to your next intoxicating detox.

All our Imbibery Love,
The Imbibery Team,

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