*Article written for and published on The Mom Empire

Quarantine got you stuck in a rut? We could all use a break, right? It’s amazing to think that we’re all (meaning literally everyone on the planet) in the same boat – stuck at home, busier than ever, yet nothing to do and nowhere to go. While there are movies, games, online courses, and unlimited shopping on your phone and computer during this time, sometimes you just need to take a step back, turn the screen off, breathe, and drink something tasty. High in nutrients and antioxidants, these 4 recipes are sure to boost your immune system, increase your energy and uplift your spirit, and are alcohol-free so you can share the joy with the entire family!

1. The R&R

This super-fruit smoothie is a breeze to make, inspires relaxation, and is rich in antioxidants and flavor!
Ingredients:
1 cup 100% pomegranate juice

1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1/2 banana, frozen

6 oz (or one small container) fat-free vanilla yogurt
¼ cup almonds, sliced
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp chia seeds
Directions: Place all items into a blender, liquid first. blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve (can sprinkle additional chia seeds on top).

 

2. The Ninja (spicy)

This sweet and spicy smoothie packs a punch and will knock your socks off with its bold, bright flavor!
Ingredients: 
1 ½ cups orange juice
1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 banana, frozen
1 cup mango chunks, frozen
½ cup pineapple chunks, frozen
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp ginger, grated
1 Tbsp honey
Directions: Place all items into a blender, liquid first. blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve.

3. The “Mommy’s Busy”

Take a break and step outside to enjoy this super green smoothie, its flavor screams louder than your kiddos during nap time!
Ingredients:
1 cup kale, chopped
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1 kiwi, peeled
2 cups frozen mango, peach & pineapple chunks
1 tsp chia seeds
Directions: Place all items into a blender, liquid first. blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve.

 

4. The Smooth Operator

Put the phone on hold with this rich, delicious, and nutritious smooth-ie!
Ingredients:
1 cup coconut milk
½ cup aloe vera juice
1 banana, frozen
1 cup fresh or frozen peaches
6oz fat-free vanilla yogurt
½ cup frozen strawberries
2 Tbsp Craisins
Directions: Place all items into a blender, liquid first. blend for 1 minute or until smooth. Serve.

What are you doing to stay busy and sane during the quarantine? Let me know in the comments below!

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