Want to stay fresh and hydrated throughout the hot, scorching days? In that case you might wanna stick with us for a while, because the following list of healthy drinks will provide so much more than just a refreshment.
Sodas won’t do much for you just because they contain a great amount of sugar, which will make you thirstier than ever. So, be prepared to do a lot of checks and feel the benefits firsthand.
Here’s the list of the ultimate 30 healthy drinks, made specifically from natural ingredients which are known for their positive benefits on the human body, from cleansing and full detox to weight loss and promoting your overall health.
- The Green Smoothie
Green vegetables are among the healthiest food that a person can get from Mother Nature and the combination of them all is simply a health bomb in a glass. Nowadays, you’ll come across so many recipes and weight loss programs which mainly promote the consumption of these type of smoothies.
The health benefits are endless, starting from strengthening and boosting the immune system to promoting the cardiovascular health.
The combination of watercress and spinach is one way to go, which guarantees the best from the green veggie’s benefits. Watercress on its own, enjoys a well justified popularity among people, because not only it’s loaded with all the needed nutrients, but it is also quite popular for improving, preserving and promoting the heart. Spinach on the other hand, is loaded with nutrients which increase the energy levels and detoxifies the organism.
- The power of turmeric
Due to the curcumin in turmeric, this spice has the power to fully cleanse your organism from the harmful and dangerous bacteria or viruses. Loaded in flavonoids, phenolics, alkaloids and anthocyanins, turmeric will fight off any possible treat to the organism and make your body more resistant to the outside influences.
Since turmeric has a very strong taste, you can easily combine it with lemon, honey and ginger. You won’t believe what this drink can do for your overall health, it can contribute to improving the heart health, diabetes, and hypertension and even has the power and properties to fight off cancer.
- Pineapple, Mango and Matcha Smoothie
The secret ingredient in this smoothie, responsible for most of the health benefits, is in fact Matcha. For those of you unfamiliar with this ingredient, Matcha is a Japanese green tea, which normally comes in a powder and it has multiple purposes. Used for making tea or even as an additional ingredient to ice cream and now smoothie, Matcha has been proven to affect the life longevity and reduction of mortality in Japan.
Match is also known to be beneficial for getting rid of bacteria such as Streptococcus mutanas and improving the digestive system- hence the weight loss factor! As for mango and pineapple, both of these fruit are powerful antioxidants, loaded with vitamin C and potent immune system boosters.
- Blueberry Fruit Smoothie
Blueberry on its own is a powerful fruit and it seems that the smaller its size, the bigger its antioxidant capacity. They are delicious and easily combined with many fruits, however our best choice will be blueberries combined with banana and cranberry juice and lots of ice for refreshment.
Always choose the smallest blueberries, because they have a bigger concentration of antioxidants in their skin. They also contain anthocyanins, responsible of the antioxidant ability as well as the anti-inflammatory properties.
- Beet Smoothie
It seems that the liver would genuinely thank you after consuming this delicious, super-healthy beverage. The secret ingredient which promotes liver health and improves its function, is the amazing veggie- the beet.
A beet smoothie will help you promote the function of the liver by detoxifying the organism and reducing the damage done to the liver, usually due to excessive use of alcohol. Since the liver has a similar function in the body, cleansing our body from toxins, beets will only complement and promote its function plus repair the liver’s damage.
- Orange Delights
All of you in love with orange color fruits and veggies should stop at this refreshing and super-healthy smoothie. Even though orange fruit is first on our minds when we mention orange color in food, carrots are no far behind the oranges and it’s time we take full advantage of the carrots. A combination of apples, celery and lime with carrots will increase your energy, promote liver health, because all of these ingredients are powerful antioxidants.
- Just what the doctor ordered
-Due to stressful days, lack of time to eat properly and healthily, our bodies usually find their way to warn us to slow things down. The first warning comes from the stomach, an upset stomach is usually an indication that you need a full detox and that’s the time when this drink steps in. Ginger, lemon and honey can be extremely soothing for the upset stomach. You can blend all of these ingredients and consume it or you can first stew some ginger in order to reduce the ginger’s spiciness.
- The Green Lemonade
-Our kids go crazy about lemonade and even adults can’t resist a cup of cold, refreshing lemonade on a scorching day. However, blending your old-fashioned lemonade with some lettuce, kale, apple and some ginger will provide your body with all the needed nutrients in just one cup. Plus, you won’t have any trouble convincing your child to consume it because its green color is attracting and seducing. Bottoms up!
- Apples and Cucumbers for Hydration
-It’s advisable to consume at least 2l of water per day, because dehydrated organism can trigger so many health issues like dry and itchy skin, slow metabolism and low energy.
However, apples and cucumbers are consisted of a great amount of water, meaning that consuming them on a daily basis will keep our body hydrated and cleansed. Due to its antioxidant and anticancer properties, beets will be a great addition to this drink. Find them organic and fresh, combine them and see it working by yourself.
- Green Tea and Citrus Smoothie
The great thing about this combination is that green tea is a notoriously famous and powerful antioxidant, where citrus is the fruit loaded with vitamin C. A combination which provides full body detox, cleansing it from toxin and chemicals, where the vitamin C in citrus will strengthen your immune system and make you more resistant to the dangerous outside influences.
These two ingredients complement each other perfectly, the bitter taste of green tea is balanced with the sweet, acidic taste of citrus. Yummy!
- Delicious Low Carb Green Smoothie
The combination of coconut water, wheat grass, banana, honey, ice, a tbsp. of almond butter and low-carb chocolate protein is a great way to detoxify your body and regulate your body weight. This drink will return the body’s system balance and provide a full cleanse from toxins and harmful bacteria.
- Soak your Favorite Fruits and Veggies
Let’s face it- using a juicer or a blender is not always our first choice, simply because we don’t always feel up for cleaning them afterwards and repeating the process every single day. In those situations, it’s good to have a plan B.
Choose your favorite fruit and veggies and combine them according to your taste. Dump them in a jar full of water and leave them overnight. Consume them the next day and refill in order to prevent waste. The fruits and veggies will give a perfect taste to your regular water, plus they will be a great way to stay hydrated and refreshed throughout the whole day.
- Vegetarian Pizza in a Glass
We are so crazy about pizza and now we have to make it as a drink as well. Contrary to the pizza, the following drink has nothing to do with gaining weight or taking a lot of time to prepare it. The base of this drink is the tomato juice, combined with other nutritional ingredients such as yellow onion, some garlic, basil, bell peppers and kale.
Sorry to disappoint you that this is not an actual vegetarian pizza, however don’t get disappointed so fast. The tomato is the cancer fighting ingredient, whereas the garlic is the keeper of your heart- literally! Garlic prevents blockage of the blood vessels and therefore prevents cardiovascular diseases.
- Pomegranate and Lemon Smoothie
Both fruits are undoubtedly healthy, however a combination of these two is a jack pot. It seems that pomegranate is extremely beneficial for protecting the liver and improving its function, it especially does wonders in people with damaged liver due to alcoholism.
On the other hand, lemon is our immune system booster due to the vitamin C presence. This drink will increase your energy levels, strengthen your immune system and improve your liver’s function.
- Gooseberry Drink
We’ve already mentioned the importance of blueberries and their extreme nutritional value. Due to the anthocyanins presence, the blueberries have enormous and powerful detoxification properties.
The same applies for gooseberries as well and that’s why a combination of some mint, lemon and gooseberries is a great start when you’re in need of a good detox, plus it’s extremely refreshing because you can serve it cold and add some mint.
- Grapefruit and Avocado Smoothie
The avocado and the grapefruit are powerful and super-healthy fruits, plus they are both delicious and tasty making it easy to consume them on a daily basis. First of all, the avocado is incredibly bioavailable, meaning that it’s easily absorbed in our bodies. Avocado is also beneficial for the heart, because the lipids in the avocado have the ability to prevent blood clots and manage the bleeding. On the other hand, grapefruit is loaded with numerous antioxidants and it’s known to be helpful for anxiety, infections and even pain caused by cancer. You can combine these two fruits with bananas, oranges and strawberries and add some maple syrup for sweetness. A glass full of vitamins indeed!
- Pomegranate, Cranberry Juice and Kale Smoothie
We’ve mentioned the immense importance of pomegranate and the necessity to incorporate it in your daily diet for best results. However, little do we know about the combination of kale, pomegranate and cranberry juice.
Cranberry juice is notoriously famous for fighting off urinary tract infections and having positive impact on people suffering from E.coli. Kale isn’t behind these two, at least not when we are talking about nutritional value. It’s loaded with polyphenols, beta-carotene and vitamin C. This drink has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, everything you need in a glass.
- Morning Detox
This combination is widely known among people who are having weight problems as well as stomach problems. Fresh lemonade with some ginger in it makes a great start for the day and it boosts the metabolism. Consume it before the breakfast, to start the detoxification process and continue with your regular breakfast.
- The Ultimate Rainbow Vegetable Juice
-If we are talking about the ultimate detox drink, the combination of the following veggies comes pretty close to justify the adjective ultimate. It’s a combination of the greens- romaine lettuce, parsley, cucumber, celery and cilantro, the orange- carrots, the reds- red bell peppers and tomato and the yellows- ginger roots and lemons.
All the above mentioned ingredients contribute immensely to the great nutritional value of this smoothie. Parsley is excellent for our brain health, romaine lettuce is among the most nutrient dense vegetable, tomatoes are a source of lycopene- ingredient known to be fighting cancer, especially beneficial for lowering the risk for prostate cancer. The rest of the ingredients are all well-known antioxidants. Talking about a nutritional drink!
- Ginger and Mango Lemonade
As you can see, you can make variations from your old-fashioned lemonade and cool yourself during the hot, scorching days. Adding ginger and mango will give a special twist to your regular lemonade, however be careful not to exaggerate with the ginger because it can be quite spicy.
As for the mangos, you can use as much as you want and according to your taste. You’ll notice that the combination of these three is just divine.
- Spicing Green Juices
Many people neglect juicing veggies simply because they are not as sweet and tasteful as the fruits. In those cases, when you know that veggies are healthy and “must-have” for you, then why not trying to spice things up?
For instance, if you want a stronger flavor to your regular green smoothie, add some ginger for better and stronger taste. Lemon and honey also give a unique taste to your bland and bitter green smoothie. It’s up to you to decide which way you’ll go, you can’t argue with taste.
- Homemade Detox Tea
Use dried leaves of cumin, fennel and coriander to prepare your homemade detox tea. Put the leaves in a tea bag and you have your own detox tea. The fennel is a powerful antioxidant, also known for the antibacterial properties. On the other hand, cumin is known to be beneficial for the heart and cancer, due to the polyphenols presence.
- Easy-to-Prepare Detox Drink
In order to save time sometimes you need to have an easy-to-prepare recipe in your sleeve. If you want to take a rest from mixing, blending and preparing, this recipe is just right for you. Combine apple cider vinegar with some water and honey. The apple cider vinegar will regulate the lipids and the combination is affordable and quite easy to prepare.
- Carrot and Beet Smoothie
Another beet smoothie which is loaded with powerful nutrients. The combination with carrots as well as grapes and green tea is the perfect choice for you. All the ingredients are powerful and super-healthy, this drink can strengthen your immunity, promote eye health due to the beta-carotene in carrots and improve your overall health.
- Spinach Smoothie
We are all well aware of the fact that spinach is extremely healthy and incorporating it in our daily diets is simply a must. However, talking about a spinach smoothie is not making us drool over or something, nonetheless the benefits are inevitable and it’s worth a try. Use the spinach as a base for this smoothie, however adding some lemon, ginger and some pineapple juice will do the trick.
- Citrus Drink
Just like its fellow citrus fruits, citrus is known to be as powerful and healthy as oranges or lemons. All of these citrus fruits are loaded with Vitamin C, making them a first choice when dealing with weak immunity.
Some people find these citrus fruit biter, sour or too acidic, however there’s nothing that a tsp. of honey can’t fix. You can add citrus in almost all smoothies, because of its unique taste. Citrus is also helpful in fighting off chronic diseases.
- Flaxseed Detox Drink
Flax seeds make an excellent ingredient if you have an upset stomach or problems with digestion and the metabolism. Flax seeds speed up the metabolism and due to its fiber content, it’s great for the digestion. You can soak the flaxseeds in water and afterwards, put the water and the seeds in a blender together with your own choosing of fruits or veggies. For instance, ginger, carrots and apples are the perfect combination with flax seed.
- Can’t Get Enough from Beets
Yet again beet is on this list as a base to another smoothie. The fresh beets are healthier and have the best antioxidants. You can add whatever fruit you like or make your own personal combination, however practice has shown that the combination of beets and fruits like oranges and pineapples is the best. Mint is also added by taste, but it’s not necessary.
- Green Tea
Green tea has enjoyed some popularity and for a very justified reason. It is beneficial for weight loss and the great thing about green tea is that it actually works as coffee, it gives you energy and also speeds up the metabolism. It also has soothing properties and packs you up with enough energy to make it through the day.
- Cranberry Detox Smoothie
Cranberry is the base of this detox smoothie and adding apples, turmeric and pears will give you the best results than one can expect from a detox drink. You can also sweeten it up by adding some honey.
Have you already chosen your favorite drink from this list? Or maybe you have a recipe on your own? Share your thoughts with us and comment bellow!
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