Whole Health smoothie recipes

Fuel yourself up with a healthy, easy-to-make smoothie. The following recipes are great for after a workout, as a midday snack and an easy way to get more of your recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables.

Better yet, they incorporate Goji superfruit, HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake, Mila® chia and Greens, so they are packed with protein and other nutritious ingredients.

Strawberry Goji Smoothie

Goji superfruit is a dark red juice with a tinge of sweetness. As a natural source of vitamin C and polysaccharides, Goji provides nutrition to help support healthy functions of the immune system. Goji is also is a source of carotenoids, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help enhance eye health.*

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Goji superfruit
  • 1 cup strawberries, cut up
  • 2 teaspoons honey, optional
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • Ice

In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Matcha Banana Protein Smoothie

This is a delicious smoothie just right for fall mornings. Plant-based HealthTrim Matcha Vegan Shake makes a great meal replacement or nourishing snack and boasts a delicious, nutty taste. Unique ingredients include sacha inchi, which contains omega fatty acids and all essential amino acids for sustained energy, and chlorella, a great source of nutrients and antioxidant-rich chlorophyll. Naturally-occurring theanine, an amino acid in matcha, helps elevate mood and reduce stress.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup almond milk
  • ½ medium banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 packet vanilla Matcha Vegan Shake
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Green, omega-rich smoothie

Micro-sliced Mila® chia is a super food that is gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, and is a superior plant-based source of protein and fiber. Mila uses different varieties of the chia seed to provide a wide array of nutrients. By combining these crops, you get a nutritionally robust product.  Greens is made up of four Proprietary Blends that utilize some of the most beneficial superfoods, botanicals, superfruits, and mushrooms available, giving your life the edge it craves and deserves.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, thickly sliced, frozen
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 tablespoon Mila
  • 1 scoop Greens
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

 

This article is for nutrition information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any health concerns you may have. The information in this article is not intended to promote any specific product, or for the prevention or treatment of any disease.

 

15 ways to enjoy Matcha Vegan Shake

Plant-based HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake is my favorite go-to drink at breakfast. It’s a clean and lean protein and I love it’s nutty, earthy taste and creamy texture. Plus, with its omega fatty acids, essential amino acids and antioxidants, I know I’m doing my body good with every sip.

Matcha Vegan Shake also makes a great meal replacement or nourishing snack during the day. It helps support my weight management goals while improving my mood and reducing stress. My appetite is minimized throughout the day, yet I still have the energy to accomplish what I need to get done.

Here are other ways to benefit from this nutritionally packed powder that are definitely worth trying.

  1. Combine half a packet of the vanilla flavor with one tablespoon of sea salt to make a sweet popcorn seasoning — a healthier alternative to butter.
  2. Sprinkle a few teaspoons on top of low-fat yoghurt.
  3. Add two teaspoons and a handful of nuts to your morning oatmeal.
  4. Add a packet to white icing to enhance the flavor and the color.
  5. Make this Matcha Vanilla Shake Cake.
  6. Add a packet to homemade ice cream.
  7. Add a packet to pudding for a vanilla or chocolate flavor. You can also add some micro-sliced Mila® chia for texture and healthy omega fatty acids.
  8. Blend chocolate or vanilla flavor with plain cream cheese to spread on your bagel.
  9. Mix vanilla or chocolate flavor with low-fat plain yoghurt to make frozen popsicle sticks. Add kiwi slices or grapes. Not only do these taste great, but they shimmer in a beautiful green.
  10. Add a packet of either flavor to pancake mix, or use it to dust the pancakes instead of powdered sugar.
  11. Make gelatin molds. Combine three cups of hot Matcha Vegan Shake, ¼ cup raw honey, and three tablespoons gelatin powder in a bowl. Pour into mold and freeze.
  12. Blend either flavor into smoothies for a slightly earthy, slightly sweet taste.
  13. With 19 to 20 grams of protein per serving, this is a great product to add to homemade protein bars.
  14. Freeze a batch of matcha ice cube trays to add to water.
  15. Use it as a flavoring in cakes, cupcakes, cookies and brownies.

It’s your turn to explore the versatility of this superfood. How will you use Matcha Vegan Shake? Share your creative ideas with us at marketing@livepure.com. Discover delicious recipes using Matcha Vegan Shake on our blog at gplivepure.com.

Purchase Matcha Vegan Shake in vanilla or dark chocolate today at livepure.com or call our Sales Support line at 866-535-5888. Available in on-the-go packs or 14-serving-sized bags.

Jennifer Evans is the marketing copywriter at PURE. Her colleagues refer to her as “eagle eye” as she rarely misses a beat. She heads up writing all content for PURE, blending in her health “know-how” and her love of exercise and good food. She never misses a day without a cup of vanilla Matcha Vegan Shake. Motto: Love yourself enough to live a healthy life style.

HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake, Part III

HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake is a product that takes the power of organic matcha green tea leaves and combines it with sacha inchi, chlorella and other ingredients for a nutritious drink that helps support weight management, sustained energy, and stress reduction.*

We shared the benefits of sacha inchi seeds in our last blog post. Here we will focus on chlorella, another green ingredient abundant in HealthTrim Matcha Vegan Shake.

Chlorella is a blue-green algae, a seaweed if you will, that is packed with antioxidants, nutrient-rich chlorophyll and other nutrients. It both detoxes and nourishes the body, and is just one of the superfoods found in matcha. Imagine a food with more antioxidants than pomegranates, grapes, even blueberries!

Chlorella is a freshwater plant that contains vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, protein, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), chlorophyll, significantly more than any other leafy green vegetable, phytochemicals, calcium, beta-carotene, carotenoids, vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, and iron. Chlorella is thought to contain every nutrient required by the human body. And, since chlorella is a food, you can never get enough of it, and it’s easy to digest.

Chlorella helps cleanse the body, helps support the immune system, supports weight loss is in free radical-fighting antioxidants, helps with the growth of friendly bacteria in the gut, and more.

PURE HealthTrim® Matcha Vegan Shake, in vanilla or dark chocolate flavors, is a great way to jump-start your weight loss and get your morning started. It can help control appetite which in turn helps the body use fat as an energy source. It also aids in healthy digestion and cleansing. And, it greatly enhances metabolism.

Replace up to two meals a day and use in conjunction with the entire HealthTrim product line to help support your weight management goals. Be sure to consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing or are beginning a weight loss program.

Order yours today at livepure.com, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

1 http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jf020126a