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A Maca and Blueberry Smoothie Recipe for More Testosterone and Higher Libido


Testosterone smoothieBlueberry smoothies are delicious but this special recipe for increasing testosterone and raising libido is far more than just something nice to drink.

Each of the ingredients in this smoothie recipe plays its part in making it a powerful treatment for elevating one of the most important of hormones for both men and women — testosterone.

For people lacking in the many nutrients this testosterone smoothie provides, drinking it can make the kind of difference most people usually only associate with expensive little pills.

Let’s have a look at what’s in this testosterone boosting smoothie and why each of them is so good for proper sex hormone function and a strong and healthy libido.

Why This Blueberry and Maca Smoothie Can Help Testosterone Production

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A Banana Cacao Pre-Workout Smoothie Recipe


Chocolate Smoothie with BananaThis energizing smoothie is made with banana and cacao powder for a rich tasting chocolate banana flavor.

With the addition of matcha, cinnamon, mucuna, whey protein and coconut oil it provides a potent boost of energy before weight training or any other kind of exercise where you need a lot of fuel for your body.

Why This Banana Cacao Smoothie is Great Before a Workout

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An Avocado, Kiwi and Spinach Heart Healthy Green Smoothie


Kiwi and avocado smoothieThis rich and delicious avocado, kiwi and spinach smoothie is an extremely healthy treatment for your entire cardiovascular system.

The avocado smoothie recipe ahead also contains fresh ginger and turmeric for their incredible heart benefits and is particularly recommended for older readers who are looking to maintain their cardiovascular health for many years to come.

Why This Smoothie Is Good for Your Heart

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An Apple, Carrot, Parsley & Beet Detox Smoothie Recipe


Beet smoothieYour liver is the major detoxification organ of your body and has a hard job these days with all the various toxic compounds in processed foods and the polluted environment we live in.

This detox smoothie recipe with beet, parsley, carrot and other liver-healthy ingredients can give it a well-deserved break and help alleviate that sluggish, run-down feeling that so many people experience due to an overburdened liver.

Your toxin-filtering kidneys can also benefit from this apple, carrot and beet smoothie and having it regularly, along with plenty of water throughout your day, may even help prevent painful kidney stones.

If you don’t have a blender yet you are really missing out on one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to improve your nutritional intake and overall health. I’d highly recommend getting a good countertop blender for your kitchen as soon as possible.

How This Smoothie Detoxifies Your Liver and Kidneys

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A Natural Smoothie Treatment for Arthritis and Painful Joints


Arthritic pain treatmentThis great tasting anti inflammatory smoothie for arthritis combines powerful natural ingredients that can help reduce joint pain and other arthritic symptoms.

It contains nutrients like bromelain from pineapple, curcumin from turmeric, and gingerols from ginger that have been demonstrated in research studies to combat inflammatory conditions throughout your body.

There are quite a few ingredients in this arthritis smoothie recipe and you may not be able to get all of them with a visit to your regular supermarket.

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The Clear Skin Smoothie for Acne, Eczema and Anti-Aging


Smoothie-for-better-skinThis smoothie for better skin is designed to provide plenty of the nutrition your skin needs to look its best.

The recipe is full to bursting with antioxidants, healthy fats and specific nutrients to help prevent and treat acne, eczema and other forms of skin inflammation.

Used regularly it may even help slow down the signs of skin aging caused by collagen breakdown, poor moisture balance and free radical damage to your skin cells.

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A Superfood Smoothie for Better Digestion and Intestinal Health


Gut healing smoothiesMany people experience digestion problems eating a ‘modern’ processed food diet but this digestive smoothie to improve intestinal health can help.

The gluten in wheat, lactose in milk, difficult to digest proteins in processed meat, acids in soda and coffee, sugar in just about everything and a wide variety of chemical additives are often linked to digestive issues and poor intestinal health affecting so many in today’s Western societies.

In the long-term, switching to a more natural food diet and particularly incorporating fermented foods can greatly improve digestive health and help treat symptoms like bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, ulcers and excessive gas.

For more immediate relief, this smoothie for digestion has a combination of superfoods for quickly relieving intestinal troubles and getting your gut health back on track.

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A High Energy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe


Matcha smoothieThis breakfast smoothie for energy is simple to make, full of nutritious ingredients and is a delicious way to start your day.

It makes for a much healthier replacement for coffee in the morning and provides a more long-lasting energy than the quick hit and crash of coffee.

Why This Green Smoothie is So Energizing

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It’s no surprise the athletes like tennis players often snack on bananas during their matches. The fruit gives a fast and satisfying energy boost and is full of healthy nutrients for this breakfast smoothie.

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A Healthy Smoothie for Hair Growth


Smoothies for hairThis powerful smoothie recipe blends natural foods with specifically important nutritional elements for healthy hair into a great tasting drink.

It’s a simple and delicious way to give your hair follicles the valuable fatty acids, protein, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients they need to produce strong and beautiful hair.

Hair Smoothie Ingredients and Their Benefits

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Super Skin Bok Choy Smoothie Recipe


Green Smoothie with Bok ChoyHere’s a quick recipe for better skin using bok choy and other healthy foods in a smoothie.

It taste great and contains some exceptional nutrition for your skin.

If you could make up this bok choy smoothie once or twice a week I’d be very surprised if you didn’t see a significant improvement in your skin’s appearance in a few weeks.

Feel free to vary it according to your own tastes but I would recommend trying the complete smoothie recipe at least once.

Here’s the ingredients and instructions for how to make this recipe for healthier skin.

Smoothie Ingredients 

  • 1 organic bok choy, soaked in hot water and vinegar and roughly chopped. Bok choy is rich in the skin nutrients vitamins C and K, folate, potassium and selenium and particularly antioxidants carotenoids that protect your skin cells from free radical damage.
  • 1 organic cucumber, chopped (if not organic, peel it to remove waxes and pesticides). Cucumber is an excellent source of skin improving silica and has a cooling effect that can reduce skin redness.
  • 2 kiwifruit (cutting them in half and scooping out the beautiful green pulp with a teaspoon is much faster than trying to peel them). Kiwi is rich in vitamin C for collagen production and skin protection.
  • Half a large or 1 small avocado. Avocados have healthy monounsaturated fats and vitamin E for better skin and a wealth of other important nutrients.
  • 1 organic apple. Apples are rich in a variety of protective antioxidants, potassium and copper and have good levels of fiber for digestive health.
  • 3 to 4 branches of organic parsley (or regular parsley soaked in hot water and vinegar), well chopped. Parsley is a particularly cleansing green superfood for your liver and kidneys. When these organs are working effectively there are less toxins for your skin to have to eliminate. It also contains high levels of vitamin K, vitamin C, beta carotene, minerals like copper and zinc and volatile oils with antibacterial and antifungal properties that can help with acne and skin blemishes.
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of ground flaxseed (preferably organic) or a teaspoon of flaxseed oil. Flax is one of the richest sources of omega-3 alpha linolenic acid that promotes beautiful skin and can be used to treat many skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis.
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of desiccated coconut or 2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil. Coconut, and particularly its oil, are rich in lauric acid which has strong antifungal and antimicrobial properties. Taking it regularly is believed to keep your skin feeling soft and looking youthful. Extra virgin coconut oil is also very effective as a topical treatment for improving your skin.
  • A cup of real unflavored bio-live yogurt. True yogurt (not the sugary flavored kinds you most often see in supermarkets) is full of probiotics for healthy intestinal flora, which can also have a big bearing on your skin’s appearance.
  • Half a cup of coconut water, almond milk, or organic milk if you tolerate it and a couple of ice cubes.
  • Optional: A scoop of nutrient rich green powder, like Organifi Green Juice, will significantly increase the skin benefits of this smoothie.

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How to Make a Bok Choy Green Smoothie

How well you need to chop up your ingredients will depend on the quality of your blender. I use this one almost every day and it is probably the most important piece of equipment in my kitchen.

  1. To start, wash the bok choy, apple, cucumber and parsley well.
  2. This green smoothie will be easier to blend if you start with the bok choy and parsley pushed down to the blender base.
  3. Follow these with the ground flaxseed and desiccated coconut if you’re using them, or the oils and then the cucumber, avocado and apple on top.
  4. Next pour the yogurt and milk over these and blend until it’s all smooth.
  5. Drink immediately for the best taste and most nutritional value.

I hope you enjoy this bok choy smoothie recipe as much as I do and I’d really appreciate hearing what you think in the comments below if you make it up yourself.

For more smoothies and juices for better skin, try some of these great tasting and nutritious recipes using superfoods.

Photo 1 credit with thanks: Choconancy1

Papaya and Amla Superfood Smoothie


Breakfast SmoothieOne of the best tasting ways to get the health benefits of amla and papaya into your diet is to mix amla powder and antioxidant rich papaya into a delicious superfood smoothie.

I’ve been making up different variations on the recipe below to start off my day for quite a while now.

It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for my health and I’d really recommend trying it for yourself.

You’ll need a good blender for some of the ingredients ahead but it’s a great way to have some very healthy foods that are not always the easiest to eat, especially first thing in the morning.

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Avocado and Kale Smoothie Recipe


Green SmoothieSmoothies made with superfoods like avocado and kale make it easy to get concentrated nutrition into your family’s diet.

They can also be a great way to have highly nutritious greens, that don’t always lend themselves to simple recipes.

Using avocado in this recipe adds a creaminess, flavor and some wonderful nutritional properties.

Mixed with all the minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients in kale, along with banana and kiwi fruit, this makes for an incredibly energizing and very tasty green smoothie.

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