I know, I know… Smoothies. You’re probably kinda “over” them, as I am. But hear me out: These particular recipes are specifically designed with women’s health needs in mind. None of these smoothies are overly sweet (so no blood sugar crash afterward), but they are nutrient-dense and pure magic when it comes to healing and supporting women’s bodies.
Wondering about the fat content, especially in the Lusty Lady and Blood Sugar Stabilizer smoothies? It’s high. But the fats contained in these smoothies are HEALTHY fats and eating (healthy) fat will NOT make you fat. Let me repeat: Eating fat does not make you fat. My friend Leanne from Healthful Pursuit has a great video on the subject (click here to watch).
For all of the following smoothies for women, add ingredients to the blender in the order listed. Start on low speed, move up to high speed, blend until smooth, and enjoy. All recipes serve one.
Lusty Lady Libido-Enhancing Smoothie:
1 cup almond milk, 2 Tbsp unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice, heaping ½ cup frozen raspberries or strawberries, 1 Tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tsp organic raw honey or 5-8 drops liquid stevia (note: this recipe is featured in my book, Lady Bits!)
Bri’s Bloat Busting Juice-Smoothie:
1 cup water or sparkling water, ½ cup ice cubes, 1 slice peeled ripe mango, 1 slice fresh pineapple (i.e. 1 small pineapple spear), ½ peeled cucumber (sliced), Juice and zest of ½ lime (organic if possible), 4-5 fresh mint leaves
Blood Sugar Stabilizer:
1 cup water, ½ cup full-fat coconut milk, ½ cup ice (if you like it icy), 1 large handful of organic baby spinach, ½ banana, 1 heaping Tbsp almond butter or your favorite nut butter, 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil, 1 tsp cinnamon + extra for sprinkling on top if desired
Liver Support Detox Smoothie inspired by my friend and mentor, Jessica Drummond:
2 cups water (or 1½ cups water + ½ cup ice if you like it icy), 1 cup roughly chopped organic kale, ½ banana, ½ avocado, ½-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled), ½ lemon (peeled), 5-10 fresh mint leaves
This post is part of Urban Naturale’s Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Blog Hop.
PS: You know what goes great with these delish smoothies? A whole lot of soul-soaring movement. Get outside and go for a walk, turn up the music and dance in your undies, or check out my free feel-good workouts. Get instant access when you subscribe!