Energy is important for our existence for without it, there is no movement or activity in this planet.

People need energy to be able to move and live from day to day. And as technology has made the pace of life as fast as it is today, the need for a quick energy boost is a must. People have made this happen naturally with smoothies. Smoothies are one of the best foods for energy restoration with the crash that follows.

Here are six energy-boosting smoothies that you need to try out:

1. Banana-Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 piece Banana 1?2 cup Strawberries 1?4 cup Orange juice 1 tablespoon Protein powder 1?2 cup Ice 1?2 cup Non fat yogurt

Directions:

Put all the ingredients into a blender and puree until it becomes smooth. Add crushed or ground ice to make it cool the serve.

2. Soy Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 6-oz pack Peach soy yogurt 1 1?2 tablespoon Coconut extract 1 piece Mango, cut into 1-inch cubes 5 pieces Ice cubes 1 sprig Mint (optional)

Directions:

Place all the ingredients (except for the mint sprig) into the blender and puree until smooth. Pour the blend into a glass and garnish it with mint sprig if you want.

3. Grapefruit-Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup Grapefruit Juice of your desired flavor 1 cup Pineapple chunks 1?2 cup Vanilla frozen yogurt

Directions:

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend them at high speed until until smooth.

4. Pineapple-Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup Pineapple Juice 1 cup Frozen yogurt or vanilla low fat yogurt 1 cup Frozen Strawberries, partially thawed 2 pcs. Bananas, ripe medium-size, peeled

Directions:

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Garnish the blend with strawberries or banana slices if you desire.

5. Peanut-Butter Smoothie

Ingredients:

2 pcs. Bananas, ripe, medium-size, frozen and peeled 1 1?2 cup Nonfat milk 4 Tablespoon Peanut butter, natural and unsalted 1?2 teaspoon Pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Cut the bananas into several pieces and place it into the blender and add the other ingredients. Blend until smooth and garnish with a swirl of chocolate syrup if you desire.

These are some of the quick and easy energy-boosting smoothies you can do at home. They are quick to prepare but they can give you energy that lasts.

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