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Energy Boosting Smoothies for the Empirelista

When you think of a smoothie, you can probably imagine a delicious, filling and tall glass of yum!  Smoothies are a great choice for any time of the day. Not only are they healthy, nutritious and tasty but smoothies provide amazing energy boosting agents. For the Empirelistas on the go, smoothies help you to maintain your vigor.

The great thing about making smoothies is that more than likely, you have the ingredients right in your kitchen! For example, if you take a peek now I’m sure you’ll find cayenne pepper right in your spice rack. According to, The Global Healing Center, cayenne pepper is a powerful source of minerals and vitamins and it supportss the immune system as well .

With hundreds of recipes to pick from, you’re guaranteed to find your soon to be favorite smoothie. Here are a few, energizing, tasty recipes that can make a huge difference in your day.

Directions: Add all the ingredients, blend, pour and enjoy!

The Berry Blast Boss Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 frozen bananas
  • Half a cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • Half a cup fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Half a cup fresh or frozen mango chunks
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey (can substitute stevia or maple syrup)

The Green Goddess Smoothie

  • 4-5 leaves kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • Half a cup of frozen peaches
  • Half a cup of frozen mango
  • 1-2 cups of coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds

The Sweet Siren Smoothie

  • Half a cup of sweet potato, cooked, peeled and chopped
  • 1 orange peeled
  • 2 frozen banana
  • 1 teaspoon of maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon
  • Half a cup of unsweetened almond milk

The Cinnamon Apple CEO Smoothie

  • Half of Honey Crisp Apple
  • Half of medium pear
  • 1 tsp of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal

The Mulberry Maven Smoothie

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of fresh mulberries
  • 1 cup kale
  • 2 cups of apple juice
  • Half a cup of rolled oats
  • Quarter of raw cashews
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

The Honey Banana Beauty Smoothie

  • 1 cup of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups of almond milk
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of matcha powder (can substitute honey, stevia or maple syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

When choosing your favorites, keep in mind the sources of antioxidants, fiber, folate, calcium and several other beneficial components that your smoothie combo can produce. Remember to capitalize on a smoothies ability to give you the long lasting energy that you need throughout your day, without the crash.

 

TX Licensed Real Estate Agent and Founder of Nigerian based non profit, Echoes of a Kora; The African Elementary School Project. She is also the owner of @iamhermovement.

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