15 Energizing Smoothie Recipes

After a long workout, your body needs nutrients to replenish what it has lost, and nothing could be handier or more nutritious than the right smoothie. Smoothies are perfect because you can pack so many servings of the right nutrients into a drink that’s quick to make and easy to digest.

If you’d like to create your own post-workout recipes, keep in mind that non-dairy protein is more easily digested, greens help reduce the acidity produced by intense exercise, and a variety of fruits and vegetables provide needed carbohydrates. Try adding a tablespoon of flax seed or chia to your smoothie to add healthy fat and additional antioxidants. Add these seeds to the container last, on top of all other ingredients, for the most thorough blend.

Reward and replenish yourself post-workout with one of these satisfying smoothies:

  1. Everything Smoothie—Packed with nearly a dozen fruits, veggies, and leafy greens, this smoothie is full of carbs, protein, and calcium.
  2. Gold Medal Smoothie—Citrus fruits and cantaloupe make it a sweet treat after an intense workout, but a scoop of protein powder makes it a gold medalist.
  3. Glowing Green Smoothie—Celebrity Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s secret to beauty from the inside out.
  4. All Green Smoothie—It’s so easy going green with this sweet and delicious combination of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.
  5. Emerald Smoothie—Pineapple and vanilla soymilk give this green smoothie a light, citrus flavor that will satisfy your cravings.
  6. Banana Avocado Drink—Sweet and creamy, this smoothie is a great way to use any extra bananas you might have in the kitchen.
  7. Banana Raspberry Green Smoothie—Almond milk and bananas make this smoothie creamy without the need for dairy. Blend for the perfect breakfast treat.
  8. Buckwheat and Berry Smoothie—Brimming with color, this smoothie includes buckwheat—a nutritious, gluten-free grain.
  9. Antioxidant Rich Smoothie—An assortment of fruits, greens, and flax seeds to boost your immune system throughout the year.
  10. Cucumber Melon Smoothie—This refreshing smoothie showcases the popular combination of cucumber and melon.
  11. Dance to the Beet Smoothie—Pomegranate and beets are showcased in this smoothie, which also includes nutritious spinach and parsley.
  12. Freshly Minted Berry Smoothie—A vibrant berry smoothie with a hint of mint.
  13. Going Green Smoothie—A beautiful blend of sweet fruits and fresh spinach, and a great starter recipe for someone who's new to green smoothies.
  14. Kale and Pear Green Smoothie—This vibrant green smoothie blends the delicious sweetness of fresh fruits with one cup of nutrient-packed kale.
  15. Banana Blueberry Orange Smoothie—Kids love the delightful purplish color of this refreshing snack! Just add ice to turn it into a delicious sorbet.

15 Gluten-Free Vitamix Recipes

Whether your diet is gluten-free by choice or necessity, you can take advantage of your Vitamix blender to create fresh, wholesome alternatives to commercial products. Some off-the-shelf, gluten-free foods are heavily processed and so have fewer nutrients than the ones you make at home. Additionally, some processed foods can be higher in calories, fat, and sugar, so you may actually gain weight instead of losing it on a gluten-free diet.

Although many people associate gluten primarily with wheat, it’s important to remember that rye and barley also contain the gluten protein. Fortunately, making your own recipes allows you to control what goes into your food.

Watch a video demonstration to learn how to make flour in your Vitamix machine.

  1. All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour: White rice and two starches stand in for wheat in this all-purpose flour.
  2. Gluten-Free Bean Flour: Beans make a nutritious wheat substitute in this flour.
  3. Apricot Brown Rice Cereal: The sweetness of dried apricots combined with the whole-grain goodness of brown rice.
  4. Quiche with Brown Rice Crust: Brown rice creates a chewy and satisfying crust.
  5. Potato Cheddar Breakfast Bake: This simple breakfast casserole combines homemade hash browns with all your favorite omelet ingredients. It's a real lifesaver when you're expecting overnight guests.
  6. Vitamix Pizza Soup: Change up the ingredients of this 4-minute soup as easily as you change up your pizza toppings.
  7. Caribbean Dry Rub: Make amazing jerk chicken with this sweet and spicy rub. Allow to sit on raw meat for 10-15 minutes before cooking to maximize flavor.
  8. Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup: Make large batches of this hearty soup and freeze for future weeknight meals in hurry.
  9. Chicken Spread: A mix of chopped celery, red and green bell peppers give this chicken salad spread a delightful crunch.
  10. Gluten-Free Brownies: A delicious, gluten-free indulgence for all to enjoy.
  11. Spinach and Artichoke Fondue: With a three-cheese blend, spinach, and artichokes, this creamy fondue is a fun twist on your favorite restaurant-style dip.
  12. Almond Butter: A hearty spread made with raw, roasted, or salted almonds that also works as a fruit dip.
  13. Apricot-Ancho Barbecue Glaze: The perfect combination of sweet and spicy, try this barbecue glaze with grilled shrimp, pork or chicken.
  14. Brown Rice Grits: This easy-to-make cereal is deliciously sweet when topped with fresh fruit or honey.
  15. Creamy Rice Cereal: Easily adjust the texture of this all-natural baby cereal for your growing child with the length and speed of the blend. Add fruits when you're ready to introduce them to more flavor and variety.

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