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Sip on This Berry Bee Pollen Smoothie

Sip on This Berry Bee Pollen Smoothie

Overcoming a cold? Try this berry bee pollen smoothie! It will give your immune system the boost that it needs to fend off seasonal sicknesses. 

Blend This Vegan Banana Mango Smoothie

Blend This Vegan Banana Mango Smoothie

Make this banana mango smoothie when you need a pick-me-up after a tough workout. Make sure that you use really juicy and ripe mangos for this recipe. If they are too hard or if they're not ripe enough, they won't taste as good. We prefer to use Thai mangos above all others - they're completely yellow, if you can find them in your local grocery store.

Pink Strawberry and Raspberry Protein Shake

Pink Strawberry and Raspberry Protein Shake

This delicious strawberry and raspberry protein shake is an ideal drink to gulp down after a tough workout. Mask the flavour of your protein powder with fresh berries.

Drink This Tangy Tangerine Smoothie

Drink This Tangy Tangerine Smoothie

This minty and tangy tangerine smoothie is filled with tons of Vitamin A, Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Biotin and Vitamin E. Vitamin A and the Carotenes are essential for blood formation, and it also helps to keep our skin and eyes healthy. Avocado also contains a lot of unsaturated fats, which can lower our blood cholesterol levels. 

Sip on this Magic Mango Smoothie

Sip on this Magic Mango Smoothie

This is something you don't often see: a smoothie without “superfoods”. You don’t always have to buy expensive Acai Powder, Wheatgrass Powder or any other fancy powders or seeds. It isn't always about the “high end” nutrient-dense ingredients. Sometimes you can treat yourself with yummy fruits you love. My Magic Mango smoothie is made with my favourite fruits, so feel free to alter the recipe to make your own “Magic Smoothie”. You can also use any leftover fruit you have lying around. That is the beauty of smoothies. There are no rules. You can go crazy and experiment. Sure, sometimes experiments go wrong - but that's okay! I've told you about my brown/ black smoothies, and this is clearly what you don't want your smoothie to look like!

Raspberry Remedy Smoothie

Raspberry Remedy Smoothie

A red smoothie with hidden greens! This raspberry remedy smoothie is perfect for fooling everybody into drinking healthy. This recipe includes my 3 favourite ingredients for smoothies: açai powder, wheatgrass powder and coconut water!

This Peach Perfect Smoothie Is The Answer To Your Morning

This Peach Perfect Smoothie Is The Answer To Your Morning

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Peaches always remind me of my childhood. My father loves them and always brought fresh peaches and nectarines after work. Then, we would all sit in our living room watching tv and eating those amazing peaches! Every time I see this fruit, I feel like I'm home.When I walked into the small fruit store next to my university (searching for mangoes and papayas) it drove me to buy some huge, juicy and sweet peaches. I just had to buy them. By the way - according to Traditional Chinese Medicine - peaches are helpful for relieving pain and (for our girls out there) menstrual pain. I tried to choose fruits that would boost the flavor of the peach: bananas, tangerines and dragon fruit. All of these ingredients have a mild taste and they worked perfectly for this peach perfect smoothie. This recipe pretty sweet, because why not? It is also really satisfying and fresh, though peaches are considered a "warm" fruit. It's perfect for cool summer nights and transitional weather. The cocoa nibs are my all time favorite, they give a crunch and slightly bitter taste to the peach perfect smoothie, which I love so much.

Peach Perfect Smoothie Recipe - The perfect healthy drink for transitional weather // The PumpUp Blog

Peach Perfect Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 peach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tangerine
  • 1/2 dragonfruit
  • coconut water (as much as you like)
  • Cocoa nibs (to sprinkle on top)

Slice peach, banana, tangerine, and dragon fruit. Pour coconut water into your blender or food processor, followed by the fruit. Pulse, then blend until smooth. Fill one large glass with smoothie and top with cocoa nibs.


 

This Peach Perfect Smoothie was created by PumpUp member @learntobreathe

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl

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This Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl is perfect if you feel weak and have low energy levels. If you just woke up from a night out, this smoothie bowl has your back. It’s rich in potassium and contains over 90% of your daily Vitamin A and Vitamin C needs. Blueberries are known for their antioxidants, which maintain your health by decreasing your risk of contracting heart disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimers, and cancer. I topped the smoothie bowl with leftover banana slices, blueberries, cacao nibs, dried goji berries, and bee pollen. Bee pollen is particularly good for your immune system! Try a bit of it first — you might be allergic to it.

I was really inspired to create this Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl because it’s packed with fruits and berries called superfoods. That’s why I incorporated Açai powder, wheatgrass powder, and blueberries into this recipe. To get an even extra boost of minerals, you can add coconut water and make it a regular smoothie.

I really love to develop new smoothie recipes. Sometimes they’re green, purple, and red — but sometimes I mess up the colours and it turns out brown!

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl - A perfect way to re-energize your morning // The PumpUp Blog

Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tbsp Acai Powder
  • 1 tsp wheatgrass powder
  • Squeeze of lemon

Topped with: Banana, blueberries, dried goji berries, cacao nibs, and bee pollen.

Mix all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. If you're using frozen bananas, pulse them first to make sure that they break apart evenly. Pour into a bowl and decorate it with the toppings of your choice.

This Blueberry Boost Smoothie Bowl was created by PumpUp member @learntobreathe

This gorgeous green smoothie bowl will change your morning

This gorgeous green smoothie bowl will change your morning

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Not a fan of protein powder or frozen fruit? This green smoothie bowl delivers. It's a perfect way to refuel after long morning walks or quick sprints. Make this into a DIY smoothie pack to kick off your day in a more seamless way. Just measure out all of the ingredients into freezer-safe bags, and stow them away when you're ready for them. If you like this green smoothie bowl to be a little less thick, add a touch of water or use the milk of your choice to loosen it up.

Gorgeous green smoothie bowl

  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 1 mango

Toppings

  • Flaxseed
  • Raspberries
  • Banana slices

Gorgeous green smoothie bowl // The PumpUp Blog

Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with flaxseed, raspberries, and banana slices. Use a straw to disperse the flaxseed more neatly over the surface of the green smoothie bowl.

What are your favourite ways to make this green smoothie bowl? Would you top this recipe differently? Let us know in the comments below! Share your best smoothie recipes with the #smoothie hashtag on PumpUp for a chance to be featured on our blog! This recipe was contributed by PumpUp member @learntobreathe