Friday 27 March 2015

Energy smoothies

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With studies affirming the health benefits of caffeine, coffee has now joined green tea as the next superfood. Not only does caffeine help energize the body, but it can also ease muscle soreness, improve athletic endurance, and even give metabolism a boost.
Here are five magical smoothies that give enery, increase endurance and help you lose weight.
Berry smoothie
The benefits of green tea go well beyond a midday pick-me-up: it encourages weight loss, prevents colds, and may even decrease the risk of stomach cancer.
Blend up this metabolism-boosting berry smoothie made with beans, strawberries, and broccoli. It's full of protein, vitamins, and fiber.
Lightened frapuccino
Don't be deceived; this lightened-up Frappuccino is more than just a coffee milkshake. It also contains protein powder, making it our go-to smoothie for a tough sweat session.
Cinnamon, green tea and honey smoothie
When you need a little energy boost but aren’t looking for a complete meal, this green tea and honey smoothie will do you right. Though it contains only 139 calories, it still manages to pack nutrition into every sip. Green tea aids in boosting metabolism, while the honey may help in regulating blood sugar. Avoid the afternoon slump that comes from sugary snacks and reach for this instead!
Chai gingerbread smoothie
This recipe for a chai gingerbread smoothie is straight from Gwyneth Paltrow's website, Goop. Made with metabolism-boosting spices like cinnamon and ginger, this smoothie tastes equally as good whether you take it cold or warm.
Chocolate, banana and black bean smoothie
You won't even taste the beans and spinach in this chocolate and banana smoothie. Besides its energizing benefits, the addition of instant coffee also helps cut through the sweetness of the banana.


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