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How To Supercharge Your Health With Energy Smoothies

Getting all the nutrition from the food you eat can be difficult. It may seem as if you would have to eat all day just to get all the nutrients you need. But you can streamline this process by drinking energy smoothies. They’re not only an easy way to cram lots of nutrients into one easy-to-drink form, they are delicious too!

The Benefits of Energy Smoothies

A person pouring green smoothie into a glassEnergy smoothies can give you a big shot of nutrition in an easily consumable form. You can take them to work in a bottle and sip it throughout the day or drink it on the run in the car. They’re a good choice when you’re too busy to cook but don’t want to stop by the local takeaway for your meal.

You can also choose specific smoothies based on how they will benefit your body. So, if you’re lacking certain nutrients or experiencing certain symptoms, you can tailor your smoothies to help alleviate the problem. You can also choose smoothies that will help give your body the nutrition it needs to correct problems associated with Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS).

How Energy Smoothies Can Help AFS

Smoothies may help address AFS symptoms and their main cause: stress. When you’re stressed, your body demands which levels of cortisol from the adrenal glands and activates the NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) stress response. This is the natural reaction to stress and ordinarily, it isn’t a problem. But being chronically stressed over a long period is another story. It can cause the adrenals to fatigue and affect the balance and functioning of all the circuits in the NEM stress response. This will result in troubling and frightening symptoms.

Poor nutrition is an all too common cause of stress these days. It leads to nutritional deficiencies, declined functioning, and a host of other symptoms and problems. Eating processed foods that contain few nutrients and lots of toxins is a prime contributor to this problem. By replacing fast food and takeaway, you will not only remove this source of toxins but also give your body more of what it needs to be healthy, which will reduce your stress levels.

Drinking smoothies may also help relieve symptoms that occur as the Bioenergetics Circuit of the NEM stress response goes out of balance in AFS. This circuit includes the liver, pancreas, and thyroid and they help support and direct the metabolism functions. As this circuit becomes imbalanced, each of these components will start to malfunction and degrade. This will cause additional stress, worsening AFS, and symptoms such as:

  • Low energy levels
  • Obesity or weight problems
  • Metabolic dysregulation
  • Hypoglycemia or diabetes
  • Insulin resistance
  • Problems with insulin and blood sugar levels
  • Dysbiosis and leaky gut
  • Inflammation

These problems will worsen your health and adrenal fatigue. That’s why you must look for easy strategies that will boost the health of the Bioenergetics Circuit. And energy smoothies may help you do that.

Delicious Energy Smoothies

When you are feeling better, you can use almost any ingredient in energy smoothies, so adjust these recipes as necessary or to suit your tastes. Use organic cow’s milk, goat's milk, or any other dairy substitute that you prefer. If you use protein powder, then make sure that you use one that’s clean and free of fillers. If you are feeling lots of the symptoms mentioned above, then you need to be cautious in what you put in the smoothies. It's best to avoid anything that your body is sensitive to. You can always use milk substitutes instead of cow's milk. Also, be aware of trying to put some protein into the smoothies so you don't get a sugar blast from drinking these smoothies.  You can also add additional greens to your energy smoothies to increase fiber and phytonutrient intake.

Here are some of the healthiest recipes to use when you don’t have time to cook. Make sure you use all organic ingredients as much as possible:

Banana Smoothies

  • Mix banana, peanut butter, milk, flax seeds, protein powder, and agave nectar for long-lasting energy.
  • Mix banana with cocoa powder, flax and chia seeds, protein powder, and milk to reduce inflammation.

Berry Smoothies

  • Blend blueberries, strawberries, kefir or yogurt, blackberries, chia seeds, and ice for a tasty treat that supports good gut health.
  • Blend ¾ of a cup of raspberries, a medium avocado, 1 ½ cup of coconut milk, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder for antioxidant effects and healthy fats.
  • If you’re looking for a breakfast smoothie, mix strawberries, honey, oats, milk, chia seeds, and almond butter to give you all-morning energy.
  • Mix ¼ cup each of frozen blackberries, grapes, and blueberries with 8 oz non-fat milk, 1/3 cup of 1% fat cottage chest, ½ a frozen banana, and ¼ tsp vanilla extract for lots of calcium and vitamin C.

Citrus Energy Smoothies

  • Blend hemp hearts, yogurt, orange, cranberries, and lemon zest for a taste blast of energy.
  • Combine ½ cup orange juice, 2 tbsp ground flaxseed, 2 large peaches sliced, 2 cups light ice cream (or organic vanilla yogurt), and 1 cup of fat-free milk for lots of vitamin C and a stronger immune system.

Green Energy Smoothies

  • A bowl a various fruits a veggetables Mix apple, raspberries, spinach, kefir, spirulina, avocado, and a small amount of kale for energy smoothies that are a complete and healthy meal in a cup.
  • Mix 1 cup of spinach (can also use kale or swiss chart or romaine lettuce), 1 medium avocado, 1 tbsp peanut butter (alternate with any kind of nut butter)  and 1 of lemon juice, 1 ½ cups of coconut milk, and 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder for healthy fats and stable blood sugar throughout the day.

Spicy Energy Smoothies

  • Blend ginger, turmeric, silken tofu, kefir, carrot, lemon juice, cooked sweet potato, and honey for anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Conclusion

Energy smoothies make an ideal breakfast or meal on the go. They are filled with healthy foods that will naturally nourish your body and help fill in nutritional gaps that could be a threat to your health and wellbeing. To get started with healthy smoothies:

  1. Bananas go with just about any kind of smoothie, so try adding other fruit, protein powder, or fruit for a healthy burst.
  2. If you struggle to eat your greens or get all the vegetables you need, try mixing them in a blender and drinking them instead.
  3. Talk to your doctor if you’re struggling to get the nutrition you need.

If you need more information about managing your metabolism or AFS symptoms, the team at Dr. Lam Coaching can help. We offer a free** no-obligation phone consultation at +1-626-571-1234 where we will privately discuss your symptoms and various options. You can also send us a question through our Ask The Doctor system by clicking here.

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Dr. Lam’s Key Question

Energy smoothies are a quick way to get a blast of refreshing nutrition. If you live a busy lifestyle and don’t always have time for a full meal, then energy smoothies may be what you need. Furthermore, they are a much healthier option than processed fast food or snacks.

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