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DIY Healthy Smoothies and Juices: Wholesome and Guilt-free

The unprecedented lockdown following the pandemic ignited a range of diverse changes in our lifestyles as individuals. Not only have we become extremely sedentary, domestic, and screen-oriented, but our cuisine also witnessed a direct association with our culinary skills as eateries went on break. If anything, reliance on packed food, instant ramen, and bags of crisps beside screens is the new normal.

Taking into account the deteriorating fitness, lack of healthy alternatives for food and a full-fledged virus taking a toll on the health of an entire population of species, our immune systems, and taste buds deserve better. Smoothies and juices curated consciously not only come loaded with nutrients but are tremendously easy to make given the great ‘blend it all’ technique.

TheVibe has assorted the best of the guilt-free, immunity-boosting and wholesome delectable smoothies and juices recipes curated by the most esteemed culinary experts, to escort you through these precarious times.

°Everyday Blueberry Smoothie by Clean Food Dirty City

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  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For every smoothie, blend all ingredients together until smooth enough for your preferred consistency. Lily Kunin suggests to top it with your favorite toppings like coconut flakes, and enjoy! Packed with fiber, nutrients, and good fats from almond butter, this is a wholesome breakfast bowl and a reinvigorating grab for a snack.

°Coconut Mint Chip Breakfast  Smoothie by Shut The Kale Up

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  • ½ cup homemade coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut yogurt (Coconut Cult Coconut Cream Probiotic Yogurt)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 frozen zucchini
  • ½ cup frozen cauliflower
  • a spring of fresh mint
  • 1 scoop Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen or protein of choice
  • 2 tbs cacao nibs
  • granola
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • ½ tsp Sun Potion pine pollen

We like out breakfast smoothies like we like our breakfast, loaded and packed with nutrients for a long day ahead. A scoop of protein combined with vitamins from zucchini and mint and a dash of good fats from the seeds will set your day right. Jeannette Ogden suggests adding pine pollen for a boost of hormonal support.

°Pink Grapefruit Cucumber Zinger Juice by Kale and Caramel

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  • 2 cups pink grapefruit segments seeds and pith removed
  • 5-6 inch cut of cucumber peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1-2 inches fresh ginger root peeled and coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup  cold water
  • ice cubes as desired

Immunity boosting portions of citrus grapefruit and ginger come together to make this juice a blessing for your immune system which becomes particularly significant considering the spread of coronavirus in our surroundings.  A lot remains dubious, but these ingredients provide you the much-needed shield along with hydrating your skin cells.

°Mocha Cherry Smoothie by Eating Bird Food

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  • banana– use frozen to make sure your smoothie is icy cold
  • cherries– fresh or frozen both work great!
  • coffee–  cold brew coffee because is less acidic and has a smooth flavor
  • unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • almond butter– this adds a nice richness to the smoothie and some healthy fats
  • chocolate protein powder – this is what gives the smoothie the mocha flavor!
  • liquid stevia– optional but a great option if you want to add extra sweetness without any added sugar

Want to give your morning coffee a chique and conscious reincarnation? What could be better than your favorite mocha served cold with fruit and non- dairy milk as Brittany Mullins has brought together. The energy boost from the coffee is enhanced by the added protein, frozen fruit, and nut milk.

°Raspberry Iced Tea Smoothie by Feel Good Foodie

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  • brewed iced tea (flavored or plain)
  • orange pulp
  • lime juice
  • fresh raspberries

When craving for berry smoothie and ice tea- have both! This combination recipe by Yumna perfectly complements the brunches to come as fall is around the corner. Blend in all the fruit and add iced tea to smoothen consistency. This recipe can be enhanced with a dash of maple syrup or honey as a sweetener. The citrus fruits that go into making this refreshing brew add in the Vitamin C that we often skip in our diet.

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