There is nothing like a great energy smoothie after a long workout or a draining day at the office. An energy smoothie is the best way for your body to regain the nutrients it lost during your hardcore workout. Not only are smoothies great for your body and great for your energy, but they are also great to drink. With your Vitamix blender, you can make the most delicious smoothies!
There are a few things to keep in mind when making great energy smoothies, such as using non-dairy protein. The reason you want to use non-dairy protein is that it is digested easier by your body. This is critical for after a workout.
You also want to use lots of greens to boost your energy and to help reduce the acidity that is often produced when working out intensely. There are also many fruits and vegetables that can provide you with a carbohydrate boost, which is great for giving you a surge of energy.
You can even add flaxseeds or chia seeds into your energy smoothie for a healthy dose of fat and an additional boost of antioxidants. Just be sure to add the seeds into your smoothie last so they are thoroughly blended.
In any case, today we are going to look at the best Vitamix energy smoothies. These are all smoothies that are easy to make in your Vitamix blender and can be done at home in just a few minutes. Let’s get started!
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Mid-Afternoon Energy Boost Smoothie
This smoothie is one of the best for picking up some energy in the afternoon. The next time you hit a slump, whether at work or at home, and you need an energy boost to get through the rest of the day, this smoothie can help you. It is made using grapefruit, which will instantly put you in a good mood with its savory aroma and sweet flavor.
Grapefruit is not just tasty and calming to smell, it also is one of the best fruits for boosting energy. Grapefruit is full of natural sugar and vitamin C, and there are even energy-boosting enzymes that make it a great choice for mid-afternoon grogginess. And while you might be averse to eating sugar, eating natural sugar from grapefruit is much better than the alternative you are probably thinking of.
When you drink natural sugar from something like a grapefruit, there is no crash involved. Drinking an energy smoothie with lots of sugar is not like drinking a milkshake from a fast food place with tons of artificial sugar. No healthy smoothie is ever going to leave you feeling gross or lethargic after drinking it, especially not this great mid-afternoon energy boost smoothie. The grapefruit will even put you in a better mood as it wakes you up, preparing you for the rest of the day.
- 1 Cup Spinach
- ½ Cup Water
- ½ Grapefruit
- 1 Cup Pineapple
Blend your spinach, grapefruit, and water until perfectly smooth and silky. Then add the pineapple and blend again until the smoothie has reached its perfect texture. While not many ingredients in this smoothie, it is extremely healthy and will give you a sharp boost in energy at any point in the day.
With the natural sugar inside the grapefruit, you can expect a pretty powerful boost to your serotonin levels, which will instantly put you in a better mood and wake you up.
Morning Energy Boost Smoothie
This smoothie is an excellent way to pick yourself out of bed in the morning. It uses blueberries, bananas, and a healthy portion of tea and yogurt to create an amazing concoction that will truly wake you up and put you on the path to having an awesome day.
This smoothie will mix yogurt, orange juice, green tea, and a plethora of other awesome fruits that when combined give you such an array of nutritional value that it would be ridiculous to point it all out here.
Two of the big ones are vitamin C from the orange juice and the caffeine from the tea, as these will both wake you up regardless of how much sleep you’re missing. The rest of the ingredients are nutritious, delicious, and altogether great for your body!
- 1 Cup Plain Yogurt
- ½ Cup Orange Juice
- 1 Cup Green Tea (with Caffeine)
- 1 Banana
- 1 Cup Kale
- ½ Cup Cantaloupe
- ½ Cup Pineapple
- ½ Cup Honeydew
- ½ Cup Frozen Blueberries
- 1 Teaspoon Chia Seeds
There is no wrong way to make this smoothie. Pour all your ingredients into the container and blend until smooth. At the end, you can add a pinch of chia seeds for presentation. Also, you are free to play with the tea. You can use black tea, green tea, or earl grey tea. It does not matter which one, so long as you are happy with the final flavor.
Because of all the ingredients, you can also mix and match at your discretion. If you don’t have kale, you can definitely use spinach. If you don’t have cantaloupe, try using a different type of melon. No blueberries, just add raspberries.
Strawberry Energy Boost Smoothie
The final energy-boosting smoothie for today is going to be the strawberry smoothie. This is definitely my favorite, as I personally find the mixture of orange juice with strawberries and banana to be the tastiest smoothie in the world.
The strawberries give a great flavor, the banana is great for potassium, and the orange juice gives you a daily dose of vitamin C. The ingredients in the smoothie are simple yet effective, making the smoothie a great way to start your day or get an energy boost after work.
- ½ Cup Orange Juice
- 6 Strawberries
- ½ Banana
- ¼ Cup Silken Tofu
- A handful of Ice Cubes
- 1 Tablespoon Honey
Pour all the ingredients into your blender and puree until completely smooth.