More like dessert than a banana smoothie, this decadent maintenance shake will transport your taste buds to the tropics. The star of our nutrient-packed smoothie is the most popular fruit in the U.S. and one of the most controversial – the banana. We’re peeling back the truth on bananas to reveal why we avoid them on the 21-Day Cleanse yet encourage them outside of a cleanse when maintaining our results.
Anti-inflammatory, healing, and packed with antioxidants, turmeric was the most buzzed about superfood in 2017. While we’re not giving up our daily golden milk lattes (or these turmeric chocolate energy bites) just yet, we are making room in our supplement stash, and morning smoothies, for moringa. This moringa smoothie recipe combines anti-inflammatory properties with nutritional benefits for a big impact.
Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream - it's a classic dessert that's both rich and refreshing. Unfortunately, it also typically contains excessive amounts of sugar and dairy that can both cause breakouts, bloating, and leave you feeling sluggish. We've taken the classic flavor combination to create this good-for-you alternative chocolate mint smoothie, perfect for cleansing. You'll have a hard time believing it's a healthy breakfast.
Smoothies are extremely versatile, simple, and you can mix-and-match different ingredients you have on hand. This smoothie recipe is all about antioxidant-rich foods, so we included wild blueberries and acai. These two berries are nutritional powerhouses. Paired with low-glycemic fruits and vegetables and our Vanilla Daily Shake, this antioxidant smoothie is an awesome way to boost your cellular and skin health.
Traditional eggnog is prepared just as the name would suggest, with egg yolks, plus refined sugar, cream, and rum. We've made this vegan eggnog version sans alcohol and dairy (but we won't object if you spike it when not cleansing)! Thanks to the addition of soaked cashews, you'll still get the thick, creamy texture you crave from eggnog, without the sugar crash or bloating effects of dairy. You can optionally add some Vanilla Daily Shake for a fun alternative to your regular AM smoothie!
Have you tried this beautiful orange fruit before? A persimmon tastes like a hybrid between a plum and tomato and they originate from China. These nutritional powerhouses are anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants. We've added even more anti-inflammatory value to this persimmon smoothie by adding turmeric. This is the perfect way to enjoy a fruit you might not be accustomed to, while changing up the nutrients you get in your morning shake.
We recently went through the reasons why you can't eat certain foods on the 21-Day Clean Program. This includes bananas. In spite of being a common smoothie ingredient, many people are allergic or sensitive to certain fruits and don't even know it. You can also become intolerant to bananas by consuming too many! So, I decided it was time to lower my sugar intake and omit bananas from my smoothies completely. I started to experiment and soon discovered that there is life without bananas ...
Here at Clean, we believe in using supplements as a support tool. Eating plenty of organic produce and whole foods, moving your body regularly, and practicing stress management should remain the bread and butter to finding optimal health. If you are practicing these daily healthy habits and want to boost your results, supplementation can be a great next step. Collagen protein is one supplement we've talked about before and can easily be added to your morning Daily Shake.
Have you ever had a cold brew, only to feel like your nervous system is pumping the brakes, you have the shakes, and wind up with a "cold brew hangover"? Fortunately, we have been seeing a shift to pretty green smoothies, and iced matcha lattes – and we love it. Not only are green drinks gorgeous subjects for Instagram photos, they’re ideal for curbing hunger between meals and giving you a boost of healthy and sustainable energy to stay focused throughout the day. We also love to add a scoop of our Greens superfood powder to our smoothies.
All too often high-protein meals equate to dry, skinless chicken breast or chalky protein shakes. Whether your goal is to build muscle or to simply add more protein to your diet, this vegan shake is a tasty alternative. Our Daily Shake is delicious enough to have alone with almond milk, but the combination of bright lemon zest, creamy vanilla, and flavorful raspberries will have you thinking you're eating dessert.