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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!

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

PumpUp's Best Smoothie Recipes of 2014

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The Best PumpUp Smoothie Recipes of 2014

A smoothie a day keeps the sadness away! Detox from the turkey (and the cookies, and the stuffing) by sipping on these delicious and nutritious recipes of liquid perfection. PumpUp members are the smoothest smoothie gurus you’ll ever meet. 

Click through for pop culture puns and for #TeamPumpUp’s picks of our community’s best smoothie recipes of 2014. 

The Breakfast Club Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @kieraeleanor

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen mangoes
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Organic coconut flakes and protein granola, to garnish

I Keep on Fallin’ for this smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @randiashley

  • 3 dates
  • 1 apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut flakes
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • handful of ice

Blue is the warmest colour and the best smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @jaade_

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen blueberries
  • splash of vanilla

It’s Easy Being Green smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @lilmisssmiley

  • 1 cup spinach 
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 0.5-1 cup frozen mango
  • 0.5-1 cup almond milk

The Pineapple of our Eye Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @camilavb12

  • 3 pineapple slices
  • 1/2 cup of lactose free milk or almond milk
  • Ice
  • 10 or more blueberries to garnish

Pretty in Pink Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @smoothiegurl

  • 1 banana
  • 5 big strawberries
  • Some orange juice
  • A handful of raspberries
  • Ice

It Takes Two to Mango Tango Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @_harleyjade_

  • 1 mango
  • Handful of strawberries
  • Handfuls of spinach
  • Splash of milk

Banana Berry-Good Oat Smoothie

Recipe courtesy of PumpUp member @_sierra_

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Frozen blueberries
  • Cashew milk, to taste

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!

The 12 Days of PumpUp Swag: Day 1 (Smoothie)

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Deck the halls with wonderful #smoothies! PumpUp member lilmisssmiley does it again with this green #SmoothieSunday recipe:

1 cup spinach
1 frozen banana
0.5-1 cup frozen mango
0.5-1 cup almond milk.

To win a PumpUp shaker bottle, open up the app, tag your winter smoothie recipes with #SmoothieSeries and comment on this pic!

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

Sugar-Free Pineapple Smoothie

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One of the simplest and quite possibly the tastiest #smoothies is just at your fingertips thanks to @camilavb12.
3 pineapple slices
1/2 cup of lactose free milk or almond milk
Ice
10 or more blueberries to garnish

It’s the pineapple of our eye!

Hella great fruit smoothie recipe

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Orange you glad about this yummy fruit smoothie from PumpUp member bakercat? (She’s a pastry arts major trying to stay in shape!)
1 banana, several scoops of strawberry yogurt, a bit of orange juice, and a cup of ice! Blend away and enjoy Smoothie Sunday!

This Banana Blueberry Smoothie 'Blue' our minds

blueberry smoothie pumpup This banana blueberry smoothie from PumpUp member @jaade_ ‘blue’ our minds!

Ingredients 3/4 cup water 3/4 cup greek yogurt 1 banana 3/4 cup frozen blueberries Pure vanilla extract, to taste.

It’s blue-tiful! Got a smoothie to share? Tag your fave recipes on PumpUp with #SmoothieSunday!

What's up with juice cleanses?

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Juice cleanses are a big deal right now. We are seeing more and more people partake in them, just like PumpUp Member dray who made this absolutely mouth-watering juice with cucumbers, spinach, kale, celery, apples, and lemon. Juice cleanses are also super controversial. 

Advocates say: a juice cleans unleashes natural healing power, rids your body of toxins, and floods your system with powerful nutrients and antioxidants. 

Others disagree saying, that it is not sustainable, your body doesn’t get the necessary protein, fibre, and carbohydrates, and you will be left with minimal energy, and it can mess with your digestive system. 

What side of the Juice Cleanse/Fast are you guys on? Are you Pro Cleanse or totally against it, comment with your thoughts!