The benefits of drinking fresh juices and smoothies are endless. They fill your body with much needed fiber and nutrients that we’re not consuming enough of regularly. Juices and smoothies provide the proteins, carbohydrates, essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients vital to good health. The problem, however, is that recipes become dull and overused if we let them. We start to forget that drinking juice should be another way to experience “tasting the rainbow.”
Many smoothies and juices can be enhanced with flavor and nutritional value by adding a “boost.” These add-ons can completely change the taste of a juice and pack an extra punch of value. Below is a list of some of the most common add-ons for juice and smoothie boosts, and how they benefit your juice of the day.
Aloe vera: Aids in digestive healing.
Bee pollen: Promotes fertility, immunity and stamina. (Take in moderation. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding.)
Cayenne: Revitalizes respiratory system.
Chia: Supports healthy brain function and healthy joints.
Essential oils: Aid in detoxification, pain relief, inflammation, and enhance mood.
Flaxseed oil: Benefits cardiovascular system.
Fresh ginger: Relieves nausea and indigestion. Preventative and cure for many common ailments such as allergies and arthritis (among others).
Garlic:Improves blood pressure and bone health, reduces cholesterol and lead toxicity. (Use sparingly to not overpower your drink.)
Goji berries: Boost immunity, protect eyesight, high in antioxidants and packed with fiber.
Grass-fed whey protein: Burns fat and builds muscle. Great as a boost for any post-workout recovery.
Honey: Fights allergies and soothes sore throats.
Plant-based vegan protein*: Loaded with essential amino acids. Great as a boost for any post-workout recovery.
Spirulina: Boosts energy and supports cellular health. High in antioxidants.
Super green food: A powder form of antioxidant, fiber, enzymes, and antioxidants.
Turmeric: Powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, fights degenerative processes in the brain, and lowers risk of heart disease and depression.
Vitamin C: Strengthens immune system.
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*Be wary of soy protein. I don’t usually recommend the over-consumption of soy, as it is a hormone disruptor. Soy can affect the body if taken regularly, especially in women. Luckily, we have many forms of safe, vegetable-based proteins that are good for all bodies.