Smoothies and Juices for Health and Recovery at Seaside Palm Beach

Smoothies for Health and Recovery
at Seaside Palm Beach

One of the primary goals of addiction treatment at Seaside Palm Beach is to improve the overall health of our patient population. Simply focusing on breaking addiction fails to address the serious health consequences of prolonged substance abuse. Understanding that one’s mental health often depends on the physical health of one’s body, we offer healthy food options to our patients in order to help them maintain their overall well-being. Specifically, our all-natural, vitamin-rich smoothies and juices are great tasting and offer immense health benefits to our patients.

They can help with a variety of ailments, including diabetes, digestion problems, low energy, cramps, mental health and much more. Our hope is to help our patients defeat their addictions, while rebuilding their health and strength. We offer a wide variety of delicious fruit smoothies to our patients at Seaside Palm Beach as one part of their overall holistic care treatment.

 

Spiced Apple-Banana-Cinnamon Smoothie

Healthy smoothies can help individuals with diabetic concerns. Certain ingredients that have been designated as having a low-glycemic index rating can be used in a smoothie and not cause blood sugar levels to spike. These ingredients also contain beneficial nutrients including fiber, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and E.

This smoothie combines the sweetness of fresh fruit with distinct spicy flavors from cinnamon and cayenne pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 whole celery stick
  • 1 apple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lemon with skin
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup of fresh water

*Combine all ingredients in a juicer for best results. Recipe found on incrediblesmoothies.com.

 

Body Balance Pineapple Smoothie

The combination of sweet pineapples and Granny Smith apples with vitamin-rich vegetables works with the body to ease inflammation and facilitate better digestion. Keep your body regular, feeling good, and supported by a host of valuable nutrients with the Body Balance Pineapple Smoothie.

This healthy indulgence also helps regulate the body’s alkaline levels that maintain an ideal pH balance. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups ripe pineapple
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 2 cups kale
  • 3 inches ginger root
  • 1 lime (peeled if not organic)
  • 1 lemon (peeled if not organic)
  • 1 small zucchini (or 1/2 large)
  • 1 small cucumber (or 1/2 large)

*Combine all ingredients in a juicer for best results. Recipe found on rawedibles.blogspot.com.

Carrot-Ginger Rejuvenation Smoothie

The amount of vitamins and health benefits found in the carrot-ginger rejuvenation smoothie quite extensive. This simple, carrot based juice can help increase energy and contains healthy doses of Vitamin A, iron and antioxidants.

Continued consumption of this delightful beverage can help in regulating blood sugar, improve skin health and help with digestion issues among many other potential benefits. 

Ingredients:

  • 8 large carrots
  • 4 inch knob ginger
  • 2 lemons, peeled
  • 4 pink lady apples (or any other apple)
  • 4 oranges, peeled

*Combine all ingredients in a juicer for best results. Recipe found on rawedibles.blogspot.com.

Apple Tonic Smoothie

There’s a reason why they say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Simply adding apples in to your regular, everyday diet provides a person with vital vitamins and nutrients, which can promote several health benefits. The list of health issues that apples can instrumental in helping you with is nearly endless, but their phytonutrients are particularly known to help regulate blood sugar levels.

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 granny smith apples (or whatever apple you have on hand)
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, peeled if not organic

*Combine all ingredients in a juicer for best results. Recipe found on rawedibles.blogspot.com.

 

Russian Spring Smoothie

Sometimes all of the toxins and junk we put into our bodies over the course of weeks, months and years begin to build up and cause blockages in our bodies. The Russian Spring Smoothie helps to cleanse the system using a healthy dose of beets, which naturally detox the body. Additionally, the smoothie will help with low energy, low blood pressure, and inflammation with digestion and stomach issues. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 large peeled beets
  • 4 inches turmeric root (or 1 tsp. turmeric powder)
  • 4 inches ginger root (or 1 tsp. ginger powder)
  • 2 large peeled lemons
  • 1 cucumber
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 3 apples of your choice
  • 1 medium sized bunch of dill

 *Combine all ingredients in a juicer for best results.

 

Very Berry Mint Smoothie

For a healthy and easy breakfast that’s sure to keep off the holiday weight, try a Greek yogurt and mixed berry shake with a little sprinkling of mint for flavor. This smoothie is packed with vitamins, nutrients and a fresh taste. It is rich in antioxidants and can help with the health of your hair, nails and skin.

Ingredients: 

  • 10 ounces frozen strawberries
  • 10 ounces frozen blueberries
  • 10 ounces frozen raspberries
  • 10 ounces frozen blackberries
  • 16 ounce 100% raw coconut water
  • 1 (35 ounce) 0% Greek yogurt
  • 1 bunch mint leaves, chopped
  • 4 cups water (as needed)

Papaya Ginger Lemon Smoothie

The combination of papaya and ginger helps with upset stomachs and improves digestion. Papaya contain an enzyme called papain, which is noted for its facilitation of digestion and for accelerating metabolism. Ginger is also known for its abilities to relieve nausea and vomiting.  

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups papaya (Solo or Mexican) chunks
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped and peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 16 fresh mint leaves, plus 4 sprigs for garnish

 

Directions:

1. Refrigerate papaya until very cold, at least 1 hour or overnight.
2. Blend papaya, ice, yogurt, ginger, honey and lemon juice in a blender. Add up to 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth and thinned to desired consistency. Blend in mint leaves. Garnish with mint sprigs.

 

Pineapple Ginger Passion Smoothie

This multi-purpose, antioxidant-rich smoothie offers a diverse range of flavors and health benefits. Pineapples are combined with ginger, mint and basil for a delicious taste and to promote improved respiratory health and digestion. The smoothie also helps to boost the immune system, strengthen bones and reduce inflammation.

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple Juice chilled
  • 11/2 ounces finely chopped ginger
  • ¼ ounce fresh basil
  • ¼ cup fresh mint

 

 

 

Directions:

1. Place the first three ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
2. Then, add in the ice cubes and blend on high speed until completely smooth. Or, as I like it, leave the ice somewhat chunky.

Gazpacho Smoothie

The combination of tomatoes, cucumber and peppers makes for a strong dose of Vitamin C and antioxidants – all of which are vital for a strong immune system.

Studies have shown both cucumbers and tomatoes to have cancer fighting properties, while orange bell peppers contain high amounts of fiber to assist in weight loss and appetite suppression.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup good extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

 

Directions:

1. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, bell pepper and shallot to a large bowl and toss together with a big pinch of salt and pepper.
2. Add to a blender and blend until smooth (you may have to do this in batches). 
3. Then drizzle in the olive oil and vinegar with the blender running. 
4. Place back in the bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for the flavors to develop and for the soup to chill.

Indian Fig Cactus Smoothie

The cactus leaf, also known as nopalitos or cactus pads, are world-renowned vegetables heralded for their various health benefits. This delicious vegetable is loaded with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium, magnesium and iron.

They have been proven to provide protection from skin and lung cancer, while also strengthening the immune system and reducing inflammation. This smoothie couples health benefits of nopalitos with the body cleansing and purifying characteristics of pineapple, coconut and ginger.

Ingredients:

  • 90% nopalitos cactus leaves
  • 5% coconut
  • 5% pineapple
  • Add ginger

*Combine all ingredients in a juicer for best results.

 

We encourage our clients at Seaside Palm Beach to continue using our smoothies recipes after they leave our facility and return home. Our smoothies help provide a healthy alternative indulgence for anyone in recovery.

 

*The information listed on this page was not created by a medical doctor and is not intended to be medical advice.