Strawberry ginger smoothie – a way to relieve pain
1 cup frozen strawberries + 2 kiwis (peeled and chopped) + ¾ cup skim milk + 1 tbsp. chia seeds + 1 tbsp. ground ginger + 4 ice cubes
Why it helps:
The ground ginger used in the smoothie has anti-inflammatory properties, the same as many common over-the-counter medications, and as research has shown,fruits such as kiwi and strawberries contain large amounts of vitamin C, which helps for lowering the risk of arthritis.
PER SERVING: 265 CAL, 12 G PRO, 12 G FIBER
Drink recipes for relieving pain, losing weight, and boosting energy
This mixed beverage is made with milk that is rich in calcium and helps to strengthen the bones in the body. Bonus: Many studies have shown that dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Prepare this mixture by whisking 1 cup of slowly heated milk (skim, soy, or unsweetened almond milk) in a small pan with 1 tbsp. sugar + 1 tbsp. peppermint extract + ¼ cup dark chocolate chips.Heat until the chocolate melts,and the beverage is ready.All that remains is for you to pour it into a cup and enjoy.
A great beverage for hydrating and energizing is to mix some potent herbs and spices like mint and ginger with a bit of juice.
Steep a tea filter bag of lemon ginger with 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes and leave it in the fridge to cool. Once cold, you mix the tea with ¼ cup 100% grapefruit juice and 1 tbsp. chopped mint + ice cubes. This painkiller is ready for your drinking pleasure.
SPEEDY WEIGHT LOSS… GREENIES in a GLASS
This mixture contains: ½ cup chopped and peeled cucumber + 1 stalk of sliced celery + ½ medium size sliced banana + 1 cup of spinach + ½ cup of pineapple chunks + 6 oz. nonfat yogurt + ½ water + 4 ice cubes
Why it helps:
This mix makes an excellent weight-loss beverage. First, because it contains yogurt filled with large amounts of proteins, which boosts the burning of calories, and second, because it contains 3 kinds of vegetables, all of which are healthy and great for weight loss.
PER SERVING 220 CAL, 21 G PRO, 5 G FIBER
ENERGIZING YOURSELVES WITH PEACH TEA
1 cup of black tea prepared and cooled to room temperature + 5.3 oz. of vanilla yogurt + 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries + ½ cup of frozen, canned, or fresh peaches + 5 to 10 ice cubes (less with frozen fruit, more with fresh)
Why it helps:
Tea is great because, although it has half the caffeine of other beverages, such as coffee, it still gives you a jolt of energy. Other great thing about this mixed beverage is that it contains a powerful combination of fruits,carbohydrates, and yogurt, which are high in protein and help in maintaining steady blood sugar levels and alleviating fatigue. Bonus: The vitamin A in the peaches helps strengthen the immune system and skin cell growth.
PER SERVING 220 CAL, 11 G PRO, 4 G FIBER
MIX-INS THAT ARE ALSO GOOD FOR YOU
You can also add one of the following ingredients to your beverage. The flavor will remain almost the same, but you get an additional health kick.
Ground Flax: Even just 1 spoonful is a great addition to your beverage of fiber and omega 3s, which are good for your heart.
Canned Pumpkin: ¼ cup scoop of this food is low in calories and contains fiber and potassium, which help in lowering blood pressure.
This tea is a great soothing concoction of chamomile and apple and is an excellent stress reliever. A nice recommendation is to drink it at night before bed or when you feel worn out.
The mixture is prepared from ½ cup of apple cider and ½ cup of water heated for around 2 minutes. After that, you add 1 chamomile tea filter bag + 1 slice of peeled lemon + 1 cinnamon stick, and steep it all together. Sip the beverage in a cup, with the filter bag, lemon peel, and cinnamon stick removed.