Smoothie

Sip Your Way to Better Health with Resveratrol Smoothies

Our focus this week has been on resveratrol, and the clinical trials and studies underway that make this powerful antioxidant such a great investment in your health. Resveratrol is still being studied, but the research and studies seem to suggest that resveratrol may be beneficial for a number of health conditions. With these exciting results, you’re probably wondering how you can incorporate more resveratrol into your diet. Of course, you know that red wine is an excellent source of resveratrol due to the skin of red grapes, but what you may not know is that you can still sip your way to health. Try any one of these supercharged smoothies for a boost of resveratrol and other healthy ingredients.

Peanut Butter Smoothie.

Peanut Butter Smoothie
Resveratrol is also found in some nuts, including peanuts. If you love peanut butter, grab some and indulge in this smoothie. To avoid using ice, freeze your banana beforehand. When freezing bananas, always remember to remove the peel before your pop it in the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ cup milk or milk substitute
  • 2 tablespoons all natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey or agave

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  • If you decide to use frozen bananas rather than ice, use a whole banana.

Dark Chocolate Green Smoothie
If you love all things chocolate, this smoothie is perfect for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk or milk substitute
  • 1 cup frozen berries (blueberries or strawberries are awesome)
  • 3 cups baby spinach (or other dark leafy green)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder (or cacao nibs)
  • 1 mango peeled and cubed

Directions

  • Add the milk and mango to your blender and blend until smooth. Then add the frozen berries, cacao powder and mango.
  • Blend until thoroughly mixed.
  • Add your baby spinach and give it all another good blend.

Mixed Berry Smoothie

Mixed Berry Smoothie
Berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are also sources of resveratrol. You can use one of these types of berries, or a mix of all three, when you make this smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla (or plain) yogurt

If you plan to use fresh berries rather than frozen, add ½ cup of ice to your ingredient list

Directions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

Smoothies are an excellent way to receive not only the benefits of resveratrol, but also other essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your body requires. They are also a great way to start your morning or energize your afternoon. Perhaps the best part of smoothies is how customizable they are; you can tweak these smoothie recipes to your tastes. Add cacao powder to your peanut butter smoothie or substitute a peach in place of banana in your berry smoothie. Enjoy experimenting with different fruit and flavor combinations while also receiving the vitamins and minerals, and resveratrol, that smoothies provide.

Smoothies on a wooden table.

Resveralife Eat Well: Summer Fruit Smoothies Full of Antioxidants

We’ve focused on antioxidant-rich foods this week, so we figured we would give you some ways to enjoy them! Smoothies are a great way to increase your uptake of antioxidants and get the health benefits berries, and other fruits, have to offer. All of these smoothie recipes are high in antioxidants, taste great and are super quick and easy to make. (Note: all of these smoothie recipes yield one serving)

Cranberry Berry Smoothie.

 

Cranberry Berry Smoothie
For a festive pink drink, this smoothie is quite healthy.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cranberry juice
  • ¼ cup fresh (or frozen) raspberries
  • ¼ cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
  • ¼ cup Greek-style vanilla (or honey) yogurt

Throw your ingredients into your blend and blend until a smooth texture has been reached. For added fun, throw a few fresh raspberries on top or place a strawberry on the rim of your glass.

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie.

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
This smoothie is perfect for any time of day (we love it for breakfast!). This smoothie combines the antioxidants found in blueberries and pomegranates for a delicious treat.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup of fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ almond milk
  • ¼ cup Greek-style plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon stevia (powder form…7 drops in liquid form)
  • dash of cinnamon

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until a smooth texture has been reached. Usually, it takes about 2 minutes to get the consistency just right, but depending on your blender and ingredients it may take more or less time.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie.

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
The classic combination of kiwi and strawberry comes together in a healthy, antioxidant-rich fruit smoothie.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh (or frozen) strawberries
  • ½ banana
  • ½ kiwi
  • ¼ cup Greek-style plain or vanilla yogurt (for a zestier taste try a citrus flavored yogurt)
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

Peel the kiwi and banana and slice both in half. Add all of your ingredients to a blender and blend until you have a smooth consistency.

Berry Chocolate Smoothie

Berry Chocolate Smoothie
Want to indulge your sweet tooth but keep it healthy? This smoothie not only is packed with antioxidants and includes a chocolate taste, it also gives you the benefits of dark, leafy greens.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shredded kale
  • ¼ cup fresh (or frozen) blueberries
  • ¼ cup fresh (or frozen) raspberries
  • ¼ cup and 2 tablespoons vanilla almond milk
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons cocoa powder (unsweetened is best)
  • 1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • pinch of salt

Add everything to your blender and blend until smooth. If using fresh berries, you may want to include a bit of ice. Adjust the level of cocoa powder and maple syrup to your tastes.

Smoothies are the perfect summer treat, especially when fresh fruit is at its peak. Experiment with different smoothie combinations to make one of your very own antioxidant rich smoothie. Blend one up for a quick breakfast before work or unwind at the end of the day with a sweet, and healthy, treat.

An assortment of detox smoothies

Resveralife Eat Well: Fabulous Smoothie Detoxes to Jump Start Your New Year

A new year has finally arrived, and if you’re like most people, you want to get rid of last year’s excess weight gain. Perhaps you put it on over the Holiday season, or sort of snuck up on you throughout the year. It makes no difference what the reason you want to lose the weight is – the only thing that matters is losing it. Resveralife has looked into a few healthy weight loss options that will not only help you lose weight, but detoxify your body as well! This article focuses on fabulous smoothies which will detoxify your body, and help you jump start your new year the right way with healthy weight loss.

Below, you will find a few of our favorite smoothie detox combos – any or all of these can be implemented into your daily diet. They would be great for breakfast or lunch, and will help you to feel healthy and good about your body.

Berry Good Morning

1 C Fresh or Frozen Raspberries ( Could use Strawberries instead)
3/4 C Skim, Coconut, or Almond Milk
1 1/2 TBSP honey OR Agave Nectar
2 TSP fresh ginger, finely grated
1 tsp flax, ground fine
1 TBSP Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Combine all of the above ingredients into a blender and add ½ C of ice if not using frozen berries. Puree until smooth. Drink up this refreshing goodness within 10 minutes for freshness.

NOTE:

The ginger in this amazing flavorful concoction help the metabolism to be stimulated, while the enzymes from the berries are purely detoxifying and are filled with anti-oxidants, which are special little cancer fighters in their own regard. Drink to your health’s delight!

Drink Your Greens! Smoothie

1¼ C Kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
1¼ C Frozen mango or Papaya
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 C freshly squeezed orange juice
¼ C Parsley, fresh, chopped fine (should opt for flat leaf)
¼ C Fresh mint sprigs, chopped finely

Add all ingredients into your blender and puree. Serve in a chilled glass with some extra sprigs of mint for garnish, or forgo the extra mint and just dive right in!

This superfood smoothie has amazing detoxifying capabilities, and helps rid your body from those nasty toxins that can make you sick, keep you sick, and will provide you with ample energy for the day. You will also get a heaping helping of your daily recommended veggies and fruits with this wonder smoothie! These ingredients – all of them, might I add – are fantastic for cleansing and detoxifying, and will allow you to safely lose weight and feel great.

Leafy Green Fruit Smoothie

2 C Organic Spinach
2 Whole Peaches, pits removed, diced
1 C Fresh squeezed Orange Juice
½ C Filtered Water

Blend well, serve over ice or in a frosty glass. This is one smoothie that tastes great and allows you plenty of fruits and vegetables to help with your daily recommendation.

This smoothie rids the body of excess toxins, and stimulates the metabolism for overall body health.

Resveralife understands losing weight and starting off the New Year can be a bit difficult when your short on time, and that’s why we love these smoothies. They’re healthy, quick, and pack a powerful punch to the gut and body and help you get healthy and get in shape. Give one (or all!) of these amazing recipes a try, and we’re sure you’ll agree – healthy never tasted so good!