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Make This 4-Ingredient Simple Spinach Smoothie

Make This 4-Ingredient Simple Spinach Smoothie

This simple spinach smoothie can be made in no time at all. It tastes just as delicious with or without the addition of mango.  It's one of the cheapest, simplest and yummiest smoothies you’ll ever try.

Vegan Juice Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Vegan Juice Recipes for Weight Loss and Clear Skin

Everybody goes on a feasting frenzy from time to time, and especially during the holiday season. Never guilt yourself for overeating. Make healthy choices on a daily basis - it'll be easier to fall back into wholesome and balanced eating habits. PumpUp member @rawincollege prepared these vegan juice recipes for weight loss, clear skin, increased energy, and improved digestion. They have no added sugar - just fruits and vegetables!

3 easy and healthy watermelon recipes for summer - Get Healthy with Valentina

3 easy and healthy watermelon recipes for summer - Get Healthy with Valentina

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Hola Amigos! The other day, I was tempted to hit the snooze button in the morning.  At the moment, I don’t have much time for working out and the only way that I can stay active is to wake up really early. Then I remembered that staying motivated requires an important change in your mind-set. Sure, a lot of you are on vacation mode. You'll probably want to lay out under the sun to chill out. That's a good plan, but try to make time for exercise so that you can stay fit and healthy. The bedrock of motivation is based on two things. The first is having a goal or target to aim for. The second is clearly understanding the positive effects that your actions will have on your life. Connect with these two forces and you will always be inspired.

Easy and Healthy Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon Green Tea

Watermelon Green Tea - Easy and healthy summer recipes // The PumpUp Blog

 

One of my favorite healthy watermelon recipes for summer. It's refreshing and great for you!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pureed watermelon (strained if you want)
  • 1 cup green tea
  • Sweetener of choice (I used honey)

Directions

Puree your watermelon and strain through a mess strainer until you have 1/4 cup of juice.  Add to 1 cup of green tea. Add honey to make it sweeter.  Stir and enjoy!

Sour watermelon homemade gummies

Watermelon Gelatin - Easy and healthy summer recipes // The PumpUp Blog

 

Slightly sour, chewy, and reminiscent of candy. These watermelon gummies are a tasty treat!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh watermelon (a perfectly ripe watermelon), cut into chunks (or 2 cups juice)
  • 6 tbsp grass fed gelatin
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Optional: ¼ cup raw honey or sweetener of choice

Directions

Add the fresh watermelon to a blender and liquify it. Strain the blended watermelon through a fine mesh sieve, discarding the pulp. You should have about 2 cups of juice. Skim the white foam from the top of the watermelon juice and discard. Divide the juice: add half to a small saucepan and the other half to a bowl.

Add grass-fed gelatin to the juice in the bowl by sprinkling it on the surface. Let it sit for a few minutes until it dissolves into the juice. Mixture will solidify. Gently heat the watermelon juice in the saucepan to warm it up. Do not bring it to a boil and do not let it simmer.

Add the gelatin and juice mixture to the juice that is sitting in the saucepan. Whisk or stir to combine until the liquid is smooth. Add the raw honey and lemon juice. Whisk until dissolved and combined. Pour gelatin mixture into molds or a refrigerator-safe pan. Chill until set, about 30 minutes, then remove the gelatin from the mold or slice it into pieces.

Pink watermelon smoothie

Watermelon smoothie Easy and healthy summer recipes // The PumpUp Blog

 

This smoothie is pretty and pink. It's one of the most healthy watermelon recipes for summer, in drink form.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed watermelon
  • 5 frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup coconut water

Directions

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth.

Bonus: Cacao Muffins

Cacao Muffins - Easy and healthy summer recipes // The PumpUp Blog

 

Not everything is about watermelons! These cacao muffins are rich, moist, and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, whisked*
  • 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder, aluminum free
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray non-stick 12 muffin tin with cooking spray. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk to combine the eggs, applesauce, greek yogurt and raw honey. In another large mixing bowl, stir to combine the whole wheat flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Add the bowl with the  wet Ingredients to the bowl with dry Ingredients and gently mix just enough to combine. Do not over mix otherwise muffins won't rise properly. Distribute batter and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let muffins cool for about 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack to cool off completely.

With Love,

Valentina

These easy and healthy summer recipes are part of a series of monthly posts by Valentina M. Follow her on Instagram @thehealthymexican9 and on PumpUp @thehealthymexican.

Clean up your diet with these 2 healthy smoothies

Clean up your diet with these 2 healthy smoothies

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Fresh Carrot and Ginger Juice

Carrot ginger juice // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Whether you're sick or simply looking for a drink that will make you feel great inside and out, this juice is for you. Ginger gives healthy smoothies a potent taste, so be careful if you're not used to strongly flavored drinks. This juice is filled with anti-inflammatory compounds and tons of vegetables to help you fulfill your daily recommended intake of vitamins and minerals.

Ingredients

Makes 2 glasses

  • 50g of natural honey
  • 150 g of carrots (≈3 carrots)
  • 50 g of celery (≈1 celery)
  • 10 g of grated ginger
  • Juice of 2 limes (or 1 lemon)
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of water

Carrot ginger juice // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Directions

Pulse, then blend all ingredients together until mixture forms a juice. Filter out the juice in a sieve if you want to remove any residue.

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Think a Reese's peanut butter cup, but better. This chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie fulfills all your dreams and puts it into a neat little glass. You won't need to add any extra sugar if you like your drinks to be on the sweeter side. It tastes just like a frothy milkshake if you use ripe and creamy bananas. To keep sugar on the low side, use unsweetened almond milk instead of vanilla or chocolate almond milk.

  • 2 bananas
  • ¼ cup of almond milk
  • ¼ cup of cold water
  • 2 teaspoons of natural peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons of chocolate protein powder

Chocolate banana peanut butter smoothie // 2 healthy smoothie recipes from the PumpUp Blog

Blend everything together until mixture is smooth. Top with toasted oats, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips.

Loved these healthy smoothies? These two recipes were created by PumpUp members @tyler_bacc and @tysa. Let them know if you tried the recipes in the comments below! 

Recharge with this simple 3 ingredient green smoothie

Recharge with this simple 3 ingredient green smoothie

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For some, green smoothies seem like green monsters. They're daunting and downright unappealing. The odds of you actually enjoying a green smoothie can be ever in your favour when you sweeten it up with a bit of fruit rather than refined sugar. Add the juice of your favourite citrus sphere, add chunks of something sweet and tropical, and you, friend, have a 3 ingredient green smoothie. No fuss or worry necessary. Simple preparation leads to extraordinarily nutritious results.

3 ingredient green smoothie

  • The juice of 6 oranges
  • 1/2 a pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 100g of spinach

Blend and enjoy. Add water if necessary to make the smoothie's consistency less viscous.

3 ingredient green smoothie

Enjoyed this simple 3 ingredient green smoothie? What are your favourite smoothie combinations using 3 ingredients? Comment  below or tag your best smoothie recipes on the PumpUp app! Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @veganmetalhead.

It's perfectly easy being green with this green smoothie

It's perfectly easy being green with this green smoothie

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It might not be easy being green for Kermit the frog, but it is definitely easy being green when we're sipping on this perfect green smoothie. Full of both fruits and vegetables, this green smoothie combination will give you the perfect energy boost to start your morning off on a healthy foot. Experiment with different mixtures of fruits and vegetables and share them as a collage with the new PumpUp photo editor. We can't wait to see what kinds of delicious smoothies you have in store for the PumpUp community.

Green Smoothie Ingredients

  • Handful spinach
  • 1 cup milk
  • oat flakes
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1/2 banana or apple
  • 3 spoonfuls of greek yogurt

Blend it all together and sip through a wide straw, if possible.

Recipe contribution by PumpUp member @regretnothing

One of the most refreshing green smoothies that tastes anything but: handful of spinach, 1 cup milk, oat flakes, 1/4 cucumber, 1/2 banana or apple, 3 spoonfuls greek yogurt

Do you have an amazing green smoothie that you'd like to show off? List the ingredients in the comments below! We love to experiment with novel green smoothie combinations and share them with the PumpUp community!

Try this double smoothie recipe for Easter, because you're worth it

Try this double smoothie recipe for Easter, because you're worth it

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Sure, the air is filled with pollen and brimming with allergens during the thick of spring. Retreat back indoors and make this refreshingly tasty double smoothie recipe for a post-workout treat. These smoothie recipes use fruits that impart just the right amount of natural sweetness. The amount of milk you add can be adjusted to your liking, just in case you don't like your smoothie to be as viscous as the slime that they pour on celebrities during the Kid's Choice awards. If you're looking for a new smoothie recipe for Easter, look no further. PumpUp member metisse made two smoothie recipes that won't fail you now or ever. Ingredients (blue smoothie)

  • Almond milk, to taste
  • 1 apple
  • 1/2 banana
  • Splash of vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Ingredients (yellow smoothie)

  • 1 banana
  • 2 kiwis
  • Choice of milk, to taste
  • 1 pear

Have any wonderful smoothie recipes for Easter? Tag them with #smoothie in the PumpUp app to share them with the community! We'd love to know what your favourite smoothie combinations are in the comments below. Happy juicing!

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The most refreshing 3 ingredient post-workout smoothie ever

The most refreshing 3 ingredient post-workout smoothie ever

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After a gruelling and intense workout, you need to refuel in a major way. You need a refreshing-post workout smoothie as soon as possible, without complicated preparation instructions that will compel you to forego the smoothie-making process. You need this delightfully easy watermelon smoothie by PumpUp member @xtaliax. There are only 3 ingredients: watermelon, banana, and vanilla protein powder. Your tastebuds will sing with joy as you savour the flavour of crisp watermelon. Your body will thank you for gulping down what might possibly be the most refreshing post-workout smoothie you've ever had to date.

How to prepare our 3-ingredient Post-Workout Smoothie

  • 3 cups watermelon
  • 2 mini bananas
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Blend it all up and drink it through a paper straw to add some pizazz! Share your smoothie creations with the PumpUp community by using the #smoothie hashtag!

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Ditch the green beer on St. Paddy's Day and have a green smoothie instead

Ditch the green beer on St. Paddy's Day and have a green smoothie instead

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Not a fan of green beer? A bigger fan of green smoothies? Do we have the recipe for you. This green smoothie is sweetened with notes of frozen mango and is packed full of nutrients without compromising on taste. Green smoothie preparation doesn't have to be all, completely, overwhelmingly green. If you like the consistency a bit thicker, add almond milk to your smoothie instead of water! If you're looking to add some more extra nutrients, spinach blends better in drinks than kale does.

The perfect green smoothie for St. Paddy's Day

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 2 handfuls spinach
  • Ice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder or Shakeology

Bottom's up!

Smoothie Sunday : Sickness-Busting Vegan Fruit Smoothie

Smoothie Sunday : Sickness-Busting Vegan Fruit Smoothie

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#MarchToYourDream by starting your day with this vegan fruit smoothie shared by PumpUp member @hemabarrie. Don't let the time change throw you off. Certainly don't permit illness to bring you down. Recharge with a delightful drink: a fruit-packed smoothie!

Sickness busting vegan fruit smoothie: ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 a pineapple
  • 2 kiwis
  • 1 orange
  • bit of ginger
  • some water

Blend it up with ice if you like it cold (if it isn't cold enough outside already). This vegan fruit smoothie is THE perfect fruit-filled cure to your ailing cold. To your wheezing cough. To your stuffy nose. If you're wallowing in illness, just make sure somebody else doesn't sip from you (because they'll want to. It's that good).

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Try this Jamba Juice Pink Starburst Smoothie

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Jamba Juice’s Pink Starburst Smoothie

Recipe by PumpUp member emilykfitness

Make your own smoothies instead of buying them elsewhere! Not only will you save a bit of money in the long term, you’ll know exactly what’s going into your smoothie. Store-bought smoothies often use fruit juice rather than just fruit: you’ll end up drinking a tsunami of sugar!

Breathe. Blend. Enjoy this smoothie:

  • 1/3 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup frozen pineapples
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or flax seeds (optional) 

Check out the pumpupapp blog for more recipes!

This beet lemon carrot smoothie is your detox wonderland

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The apple of my eye

Recipe by pumpupapp member @lin7

It’s just too good to be true. We can’t take our eyes off of this smoothie. If you’re ever in a rut and craving for novel pathways in the realm of vegetable preparation, you’re in luck. This apple, carrot, lemon, and beet combo will do the trick. Add a bit of ginger to add a real kick (the Bruce Lee equivalent of amping up your smoothie), and add some milk of your choice if you need to tone it down a bit.

  • 4 apples
  •  2 carrots
  • 1/2 juice and a bit of the zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 beet

Try the pumpupapp for more smoothie recipes and inspiration for health and fitness: http://bit.ly/trypumpup

Healthy Green Juice Smoothie

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It’s pretty easy being green with PumpUp member @jessischill’s awesome smoothie recipe! 1 banana, 3 chopped dates, 2 cups spinach, 1.5 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk. You won’t be a Grinch at all. Instead, you’ll be jingling all the way for the rest of your day!

Mango Banana Smoothie Madness

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PumpUp member amber_hitchens’ mango banana smoothie will wake you up before you go-go! 1 ripe banana, 1 mango, 1 tsp honey, 1/2 cup low fat milk, 1/2 cup low fat yogurt. #SpreadPositivity this month by sharing your favorite winter Smoothie Sunday recipes! Add #SmoothieSeries to the caption if you have a great recipe to share