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3 Refreshingly Delicious Smoothie Recipes
Wellness
Published Monday Oct 23, 2017 by Heather Meister Dremak

3 Refreshingly Delicious Smoothie Recipes

Drink
Nutrition
Recipes

Is your smoothie game a little lackluster? Looking to spice that blender beverage up a bit? You’re in luck—we’ve broken down a few of our favorite go-to smoothie recipes. Start your day off right with one of these cool morning smoothie drinks.

1. Always A-Peeling Smoothie

If green smoothies aren’t your thing, this easy-to-make icy treat is the perfect fit for you. Packed with potassium, fiber and protein, Bon Appetit calls this drink “Monkey on a Date” (and we think you’ll go bananas for it).

Recipe
Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or nut milk, coconut milk, etc.)
  • 2-3 Medjool dates (don’t forget to remove the pits!)
  • 2 tablespoons of your preferred nut butter
  • 1 tsp of coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of ice

Mix all ingredients in together in a blender and enjoy.

2. Matcha Mojo Smoothie

Matcha madness is in full effect, and we’re seeing shades of green everywhere. This smoothie taps into the trend and can replace your cup of joe. Made with green tea, the easily obtainable matcha powder can provide you with the get-up-and-go you need to make the most of your day.

Recipe
Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of kale
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp of matcha powder

Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Watch this video for added tips and guidance.

3. Time To Get Tropi-Cool Smoothie

Craving a vacation? Find paradise with this refreshing smoothie. Featuring citrus flavors—as well as a fun orange color—this drink will instantly transport you to a faraway place. As for benefits, research has shown that turmeric can boost immunity, which will help keep you on the move all day long.

Recipe
Ingredients

  • 1 blood orange or navel orange, peeled and white pith removed
  • 1 large carrot, scrubbed, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 2/3 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon shelled raw hemp seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon finely grated peeled ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated peeled turmeric
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Mix all ingredients in together in a blender, adding ice last. Optional: Add a paper umbrella, close your eyes and picture your toes in the sand!

Heather Meister Dremak
Written by
Heather Meister Dremak
Consumer Product Program Manager
About the author
Heather is an outdoor enthusiast and entrepreneur at heart. Originally from the East Coast, Heather is most at home in nature—camping amongst tall trees and hiking misty mountain tops.
black-owned beauty and wellness businesses
Beauty
Published Sunday Jan 30, 2022 by Denise Prichard

Black-owned Beauty and Wellness Businesses to Know

February is Black History Month—a celebration of the achievements and contributions of African Americans in society.  As the beauty and wellness industry becomes a more welcoming and inclusive space for all, we are taking this opportunity to continue to shine a light on the gap of inclusivity and diversity in our industry, and take action to promote, empower, and honor the Black community that shapes and grows wellness.  

While the beauty industry is making improvements—it's important to showcase and support Black businesses and the creatives in this space every day. To honor them, we're shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned beauty and wellness businesses to support. 

1. Beauty Bin 

Beauty Bin is a full-service day spa and dry bar located in Asheville, NC. With a focus on inclusivity for people of all backgrounds, genders, and races, their MO is to match the outer beauty of every client to their inner beauty. From eyelash extensions and hydrafacials to waxing and massage, Beauty Bin is a one-stop-shop for all the spa services.  
 

2. KIKA Stretch Studio  

The KIKA Method® is a gentle assisted stretching process that loosens up tight muscles freeing your body from pain and stress. By practicing this method, clients can experience decreased muscle tension, increased energy, enhanced flexibility, a substantial reduction in stress, improved posture and relaxation, and increased mental clarity. While its headquarters is located in Las Vegas, NV, they have multiple locations sprinkled throughout the US, including Atlanta, New York City, and Dallas—just to name a few.

3. Kimberly Coleman Salon 

At Kimberly Coleman Salon, their philosophy begins with promoting healthy tresses, elegant sets, unique accouterments, perfect pampering of hands and feet, and precision cuts. Known for working with models and celebrities, they fully appreciate and celebrate the diversity of their clientele which also includes super moms and warrior dads. 

4. Pressed Roots 

Pressed Roots was developed with the simple concept in mind—that everyone deserves access to easy, and quality hair care. What started as a single pop-up shop in Boston, grew to a multi-city pop-up tour, and is now slated to be the largest national hair salon franchise specializing in the care and styling of highly textured hair, they launched their first flagship location in Dallas, TX.  

5. SW3AT  

Jersey City resident, Alyza Brevard-Rodriguez started SW3AT. The company began as a fitness apparel line in 2015 but evolved into a sanctuary catered to health and wellness now known as SW3AT Sauna Studio—the first infrared sauna studio in Jersey City. The healing power of infrared heat therapy is a phenomenal option for holistic health proven to strengthen the immune system and provide relief from joint stiffness and muscle pain. It is also supportive of any fitness program as it aids in weight loss (you can torch up to 900 calories in a 45-minute session) while also detoxifying your body from some of the most harmful toxins. 

6. The TEN Nail Bar 

Kelli Coleman and Anika Jackson opened The TEN Nail Bar in Detroit to address a void in their city. They saw a need for a quality, modern nail bar that could also serve as a fun social space for Detroit’s residents and professionals. They designed the TEN to provide their clients with a #Perfect10 experience—where you can relax, enjoy music, a drink, your friends, a clean and precise manicure, and a much-needed break from all your hectic days. 

7. Bettye O Day Spa 

Located in the beautiful downtown Hyde Park Chicago area, Bettye O Day Spa specializes in first-class treatments. They aim to nurture and relax each of their clients with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. From body wraps and massages to facials and hydrotherapy, this day spa promises to be a safe place for healing to occur.  

Looking for more businesses to support? ClassPass has also created a list of Black-owned business to check out all year-round. While both of these lists are a great start to get you familiar with many of the Black-owned businesses either in your neighborhood or around the globe, we have only scratched the surface. We'd love to keep these lists growing.If you have any businesses you'd like to see on this list, click here to submit a Black-owned business we should be highlighting as well! 

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Senior Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.