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5 Quick and Healthy Energy Boosting Smoothies for Busy Parents

Being a parent is hard work. You spend the entire day balancing your job, house chores, grocery shopping and there is the additional joy of taking care of the kids! After all, your angels are pretty much dependent on you for all their work until they turn 7-8 years old. A hectic routine can get anyone exhausted. And when you are a parent, there is just no time to sit down and relax.

If you can relate to each and every word written above, then welcome to this blog. Here you will find 5 quick and super healthy recipes for energy boosting smoothies that you can whip up within minutes and consume by the glassful. They are not fattening but give an instant burst of energy no matter what time of the day it may be.

So if you feeling super drained after putting the kids to sleep and are looking for a pick-me-up elixir for you and the better half, then try one of these five smoothies, and you will most definitely not be disappointed!

1.    The Green Energy Boost

This smoothie is terrific for not only a burst of energy but also to enrich your body with all the right nutrition. The best part, all you have to do is put all the ingredients in the food processor and blitz away. Here is how you can make this very easy smoothie.

  • 1 large banana
  • A handful of baby spinach
  • 1 cup chilled water or coconut milk/water
  • ½ ripe avocado
  • A pinch of peppermint
  • 2 large dates or 1 tablespoon of honey
  • Some ice cubes
  • Put all the ingredients in the blender and whizz at high speed for as long as it takes for the mixture to get creamy smooth. Pour into glass and drink right away.
  • You can also add cocoa powder for a chocolate-minty flavor.

2.    Basil in Pineapple Land

This recipe combines two of the best sources of dietary fiber – pineapple and banana. Fiber has numerous health benefits. It helps maintain bowel health, lowers the risk of heart diseases and keeps your body weight in check.

The instant you sip this smoothie, it will be like you have been transported to the beautiful beaches of the south. All your exhaustion will fade away within no time, and you will feel completely relaxed. Here is how this delicious concoction can be created.

  • 1 ½ cups of frozen or fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk or half cup coconut cream
  • A pinch of grated ginger
  • 1-2 mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Crushed ice
  • Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend until You can drink the magic drink immediately or freeze it for later if you like. The frozen sorbet like item will taste just as good as the smoothie.

3.    The Tango Mango

Are you a fan of mangoes and citrus fruits? Well then, this is just the smoothie for you. We guarantee that you and your spouse will love it so much, you will even introduce it to friends and other family members. The recipe is pretty simple.

  • 1 juiced ruby red grapefruit
  • 1 cup mangoes
  • ½ cup of frozen or fresh strawberries
  • 1 juiced tangerine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Crushed ice
  • Just add all the ingredients to a blender and blend till the mangoes become creamy. You will be surprised by how delicious and refreshing this smoothie tastes. If you want, you can add some water or coconut water to make it runny.

4.    The Grape Energizer

Grapes are excellent antioxidants as well as energy boosters. This smoothie will quickly become a family favorite as it is light, refreshing, and super yummy.

  • 1 cup seedless grapes, preferably green
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 teaspoon chia sees
  • 1 cored pear
  • ½ cup chilled water
  • 1 juiced orange
  • Crushed ice
  • Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz. Once the smoothie is creamy, you can pour it into a glass. Now, if you feel there is too much peel in your smoothie, you can sieve it. Otherwise, consume it as is.

5.    The Berry Galore

Berries are one of the most nutritious and refreshing fruits on earth. They are full of energy, and just a handful leave you revived from a day’s tiredness. If you love berries, then this smoothie will delight you to the core. Here is how you can make Berries Galore.

  • ½ cherries
  • A handful of strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • ½ a cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup chilled almond milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Just throw all the ingredients in the blender and pulse. You can also add a handful of ice to chill the smoothie. It is perfect for all seasons especially if you are feeling lethargic and downtrodden.

So which smoothie do you like best? Try them all, and you will not be surprised if it isn’t just your spouse but children as well who beg you for another glass.

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