Without question, we are all for smoothies made with a medley of obscure exotic ingredients, but when you’re traveling that is almost never an option. However, that doesn’t mean you should give up on making smoothies entirely and indulge on bagels or croissants at your heart’s desire. On the contrary, it’s summer and you are on vacation so you presumably want to look your best! Here are our favorite simple recipes to make sure the beach bod doesn’t fall victim to morning carbo-load. Just pop the ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
1 whole or frozen banana
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp cacao powder
1/4 cup of preferred liquid (water or almond milk is ideal)
3 ice cubes
1 serving Chocolate WellPath Shake Mix
The potassium from the banana is especially helpful if you’re out exercising, and the cacao is loaded with antioxidants which are always useful. From a flavor perspective, the holy triumvirate of chocolate (from the cacao and WellPath mix), almond butter, and banana have always created one of the most decadent taste sensations.
2. Faux Orange Creamsicle
½ peeled orange (with seeds removed)
¼ cup of fat free Greek yogurt
¼ cup of preferred liquid (ideally mix a bit of orange juice
3 ice cubes
1 serving Vanilla WellPath Shake Mix
The Faux Orange Creamsicle is a healthy alternative to everyone’s favorite popsicle from childhood. An absolute American classic, this will evoke memories of your neighborhood ice cream truck and your adventurous summers of yesteryear without those same heaping amounts of sugar and fat.
3. Green Machine
½ green apple (with skin, cored)
½ cup of broccoli
½ inch piece of fresh ginger
Several squeezes of lime juice
½ cup of preferred liquid (we generally stick with water on
3 ice cubes
1 serving Vanilla WellPath Mix
This is the lightest of the bunch and probably the most refreshing, though it definitely lacks the sweet flavor of the others (but also boasts materially lower sugar content). Lime is great during the summer as it aids in the rejuvenation of skin, which keeps it shining and protects it from infection and the like. Ginger provides a whole host of benefits, not the least of which is for your digestion, which is important when you’re having those vacation cheat meals that your body is likely unaccustomed to.
As you probably noticed, we advocate WellPath shake mix as a key component in your morning smoothie. WellPath shake mix is designed around your specific set of goals and needs to help you be a better you. To learn more click here.