3 Healthy Smoothie Recipes to Make With Hint Water

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It’s easy to shovel something unhealthy down when you are running out the door, into a meeting or tied to your desk until midnight. Replace those quick meals with something yummier, full of nutrients and just as easy: a smoothie. I happen to be known as a smoothie addict; I find them perfect for any meal especially when on the go. Smoothies are refreshing and hydrating after a good sweaty workout! I keep my fridge and fruit basket stocked with my go-to ingredients so they are on hand when I need them. Try making some of these recipes at home!

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I like to call one of my favorite recipes “The Green Goddess” because it’s my instant fix for bloating and seems to instantly calm my skin. The mint, chia, and ginger in this recipe all soothe your stomach and help with digestion. If you had a long weekend or are feeling under the weather, this drink is also a great detoxifier activated by the cucumber and lime!

The Green Goddess

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ frozen banana, chopped
  • ½ cup coconut water
  • ½ cup lime hint® water
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • ½  cucumber
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • ½  tsp ginger, grated
  • 3-4 ice cubes

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth!
  • Pour into glass and enjoy!
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day so make sure you make it count! Our bodies go into what is called “fasting” overnight while we rest therefore skipping breakfast can affect our mood, energy levels, and weight loss. Eating a healthy breakfast sets the tone for the rest of day, activates our metabolism and maintains blood glucose levels. Before work I usually blend together “The Berry Breakfast Smoothie” which keeps me full and satisfied until lunch. This mix of berries and nuts is high in protein and antioxidants. It’s a great boost of energy to start the day! If you are a caffeine drinker you can replace blackberry hint® water with black raspberry hint kick™.

The Berry Breakfast Smoothie

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
  • ½ cup  blackberry hint® water (or hint kick)
  • ¼ cup frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • ½ frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 cup of ice (to make it extra thick)
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup mixed raw nuts
  • 1 scoop quality protein powder

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth!
  • Pour into glass and enjoy!
  • Top with ¼ cup of chopped mixed raw nuts for crunch!
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Whether you hit the pavement for a long distance run, zenned out in yoga, or fought your way through a cardio kickboxing class, it is critical to restore your muscles and refuel! (I am sure you had your favorite hint flavor by your side during your workout!) Smoothies are easy to digest and can pack in the protein we need to build muscle and antioxidants that fight cell damage and inflammation. After a good workout make sure your smoothie contains carbohydrates to restore the glycogen you burned. Try my favorite post-workout magic smoothie “The Refuel and Repair.” It is recommended to drink your smoothie 30-60 minutes after exercise to repair muscle damage and restore energy.

The Refuel and Repair

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana, chopped
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 1 orange, peeled and chopped into pieces
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup low-fat greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup blood orange hint® water

Instructions:

  • Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth!
  • Pour into glass and enjoy!

What are your favorite smoothie recipes? Share with us below.