Going off (or back) to college this year? Dorm rooms aren’t exactly spacious, so it pays to find ways you can get the biggest nutrition return for your mealtime investment.
That’s what makes smoothies so useful: With little more than a high-powered blender and some freezer space, you can create on-the-go meals that as as nutritious as they are delicious…and get the protein you need with NaturesPlus protein powders.
Best Breakfast Smoothie
Collagen, the body’s main structural protein, combined with the high-powered nutrition found in spinach lets you get the day off to a flying start.
1 cup frozen mango
1 1/2 cups coconut water
2 cups spinach
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp wheatgrass
2 scoops NaturesPlus Collagen Peptides
Place all ingredients in a blend and blend until smooth and creamy.
Healthy Berry Smoothie With Chia
This “berry-licious” smoothie is the perfect refresher to kickstart your day, or it can serve as a special treat for a quick pick-me-up.
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup frozen mixed berries
1 scoop Organic Paleo Protein Powder
1 tbsp flaxseed
1 tbsp chia seeds
Handful spinach or kale (optional) OR
1 tsp honey (optional)
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Best A-Game Smoothie
Pulling an all-nighter? Wild blueberries are packed with brain-friendly antioxidants, while a little extra protein helps stabilize blood sugar to help with focus.*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
3/4–1 cup water or unsweetened coconut water
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 medium or 1 small frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries
1/2 cup frozen riced cauliflower
1 cup frozen chopped spinach (or 2 cups raw)
1 cup ice (or more if needed)
Pile ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you like, garnish a tablespoon of chia seeds or other toppings, such as nuts, granola, cacao nibs or coconut flakes, and drizzle with coconut oil.
Best Recovery Smoothie
The morning after a big night out can be…a little rough. This smoothie offers potassium, magnesium and sodium to help replenish lost electrolytes.
1 cup water or unsweetened nondairy milk
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 medium frozen banana
1 large handful baby spinach
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup ice
1 scoop NaturesPlus Energy Protein Shake (optional)
Layer ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can pour into a bowl and top with chia seeds, coconut flakes or nuts.
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**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.