Boost Your Smoothie Game...3 Combos You Need To Try!

Some things just go better together: Peanut butter + jelly, avocado + toast, almond milk + espresso. These are tried-and-true combos, but I have a few totally new ones for ya that I am kind of obsessed with. Each combo is delish and delivers major health perks. Try them out after your next workout for a surprising new twist on your morning smoothie!

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Mango + Turmeric

Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin that’s an anti-inflammatory powerhouse. It’s been used to soothe chronic inflammation conditions like arthritis, and it can even ease stress and reduce soreness after a tough workout. Pair the spice with mango for some tropical vibes.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1/2 cup mango, frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

Toppings: I love this one topped with 2 Tbsp. granola and 1 Tbsp. goji berries!

Strawberry + Ginger

Just like turmeric, ginger has its own anti-inflammatory tricks to help reduce soreness. Plus, it adds an extra kick to the smoothie. Strawberries deliver vitamin C and add a hint of sweetness.

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Toppings: Add a few fresh strawberries to the top!

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Coffee + Cayenne

 

Cayenne pepper is a girl’s metabolism-boosting best friend! The compound capsaicin in cayenne raises your body’s internal temperature, which burns extra calories. Pair it with the metabolism-revving effects of caffeine and you’re going to be glowing, girl!

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla or plain protein powder
  • 1 shot espresso
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 pinch cayenne

Toppings: Add an extra sprinkle of cayenne if you like extra spice!

Share your favorite Summer smoothie combos with us in the comments below!