I know, I know… this is a Massage Blog right? As a massage therapist I focus on ALL aspects of my clients well-being… mental, emotional, spiritual as well as physical. I believe that feeling good inside your own body is a inherent human right… I mean it is the container for your soul after all. So, I think taking care of your body in between massages is pretty important… and getting all those nutrients found in raw fruits & vegetables is a pretty good way to start. I like to try to work a smoothie into my day somewhere and my tried & true recipes are starting to taste a little flat. Doing a little research on new and interesting smoothies… thought I would share some of my findings. Here you go…
Healthy Body Between Massage: 5 Smoothies to Try
1. Pumpkin Pie Fall Smoothie from OrganicGardening.com
Almond milk, agave syrup, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, apples, and dried cranberries… yum. So looking forward to trying this one!
2. Blueberry-Lemon Detox Smoothie from Prevention.com
Aimee Follette, Executive Chef and owner of gluten-free, vegan, and raw restaurant Sun In Bloom, brings you this super-simple recipe that boosts immunity.
3. Raspberry Coconut Shortcake Green Smoothie from SimpleGreenSmoothies.com
Who says you can’t have dessert for breakfast? This gorgeous (red) green smoothie is one of my family’s favorites. Bright, tart raspberries paired with creamy coconut milk, sweet coconut water, iron-rich spinach, and a spoonful of flax seed is just the thing when you’re craving something sweet.
4. Honeydew-Kiwi Smoothie from FitnessMagazine.com
A green smoothie I could actually get my kiddos to drink (maybe throw in a handful of spinach hiding amongst all that yummy fruit.) I would leave out the sugar… I think it will be sweet enough… but if not a sprinkle of stevia would do the drink
5. Cherry-Limeade Smoothie from MinimalistBaker.com
A huge aspect of aches and pains is due to inflammation and therefore a huge aspect of massage and aromatherapy is focused on reducing inflammation… enter the beautiful and yummy cherry! Great at reducing inflammation and lowering pain… I am super excited about this smoothie.
It starts with loads of cherries and fresh lime juice for that quintessential cherry limeade flavor. Ripe nectarine adds creamy texture and a sweet touch that’s neutral but complements the cherries perfectly. Almond milk adds creaminess, while ice chills everything down.