I just ran across this cool article & recipes for smoothies for energy. They share a TON of healthy weight loss smoothie ideas – I’ve included 2 in this post: “Morning Sunshine Smoothie” and Mango “Blueberry Bliss Smoothie”

They don’t go into a bunch of detail on how these work in your body, but it’ll really get your creative juices flowing and help you come up with some great new ideas for your own smoothie recipes.

Check out the article & recipes below and let me know what you think…

Smoothies for Added Energy
red-smoothieAre there certain times during the day where you just feel totally drained? For many people that slump hits mid morning, and mid afternoon. This has to do with blood sugar balance and adrenal fatigue.

Our adrenals are the glands which produce important hormones that regulate our stress levels. When we are in stress mode more often than not, and consuming foods that add extra stress, our adrenals start to get zapped.

Having poor adrenal function makes us less adaptable and more susceptible to caving under the pressure of our daily stressors.

We do our adrenal glands and our overall mental and physical well being a huge favour when we incorporate nourishing smoothies into our daily life.

Adrenal glands need high levels of B-vitamins to function well, greens are loaded with b-vitamins. Magnesium is an important mineral for regulating stress and helping to keep the nervous system calm, dark leafy greens are amongst the highest magnesium containing foods in the plant kingdom.

The bottom line of why smoothies are so energizing, is it takes a lot of work to break down and absorb nutrients from our food, especially when they are laden with toxins and junk.

Incorporating easy to digest smoothies give our overworked organs a much needed break.