Healthy Nature Made® Wellblends Inspired Smoothie Recipes

Jun 30, 2022 Recipes Wellblends

Healthy Nature Made<sup>®</sup> Wellblends<sup>™</sup> Inspired Smoothie Recipes

Balance Your Wellness with Nutrition

Your sleep habits, immune health routine, and stress management activities might seem like different aspects of your overall health and wellness, but in fact, they are interconnected. How? Consider this: when you are experiencing stress, your sleep might be disrupted. This can increase fatigue, which then impacts your ability to cope with stress. When you are not managing stress and not sleeping well, your immune system function can be negatively impacted. When you are not feeling well, your sleep can be impacted again, which can lead to more stress, and so the cycle continues.

This might sound negative, but the flip side is when you are supporting one aspect of health, such as your sleep, then the others can benefit from this support. So, let’s focus on the positive!

One way to help support these three areas of wellness is through good nutrition. By eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy fats, you’ll gain vital nutrients that your body needs, like the B vitamins and minerals with antioxidant properties (think Magnesium & Zinc). One easy way to load up on these nutrients is through blended smoothies. They’re not only easy to make, but they’re packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy fats.

Take the Nature Made® Wellblends™ Smoothie Challenge

From our kitchen to yours, our team of science & healthcare practitioners has created some yummy Nature Made® Wellblends™ inspired smoothies to help you cool off and stay healthy. These smoothies are a tasty way to support your sleep, stress, or immune health in only one drink!



Cherry Bliss Sleep Smoothie

A Decadent Smoothie to Support a Restful Night

Enjoy this delicious smoothie while providing your body with nutrients such as Magnesium and Phytomelatonin, to support a good night’s sleep. Drink earlier in the day to allow your body time to assimilate these nutrients needed for sleep support. Add flaxseed or chia seed for extra Omega-3s or turmeric to support a healthy inflammation response. Turmeric is also known in Eastern medicine to help ease minor body discomfort.

Key Nutrients in the Cherry Bliss Sleep Smoothie

Red Cherries: Phytomelatonin, Vitamin A, Iron, Potassium

Pineapple: Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Fiber

Banana: Potassium, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamins C & B6

Almond Milk: Melatonin, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamins E & D

Yogurt: Calcium, Protein, Magnesium

Almond Butter: Melatonin, Magnesium, Protein, Fiber, Riboflavin

Flaxseed: Omega-3 Fats, Fiber

Chia Seeds: Omega-3 Fats, Fiber

Turmeric: Healthy inflammation response, Soothe minor aches

Protein Powder: Additional protein - add your favorite!

Ingredients for Cherry Bliss Sleep Smoothie

  • 1/2 cup red cherries*
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple*
  • 1/2 medium banana*
  • 2/3 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk**
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

*Fruit can be fresh, frozen or mixed 
**Substitute milk of choice, look for fortified Calcium & Vitamin D versions of milk or yogurt

Directions for Cherry Bliss Sleep Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 Min | Servings: 1 Per Person

  1. Add all ingredients in order directly into smoothie blender
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed or chia seed
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Nutrition Facts per serving (without optional add-ins):

339 Calories | 38 g Carbohydrate (21 g Sugar, 7 g Fiber) | 21 g Fat (2 g Saturated) | 10 g Protein | 112 mg Magnesium (27% DV) | 135 mg Sodium (6% DV) | 670 mg Potassium (14% DV) | 300 mcg Rae Vitamin A IU (33% DV) | 10 mg Vitamin C (11% DV) | 380 mg Calcium (29% DV) | 1.6 mg Iron (9% DV) 



Tropical Escape Stress Smoothie

A Blissful Smoothie to Help Manage Stress of the Day

Escape to the tropics with this smoothie packed with nutrients like B Vitamins (Niacin, Vitamin B6) and Magnesium. Add raw almonds (soaked overnight in water) for additional protein and Vitamin E or 1 tablespoon of hemp hearts or spirulina for additional vitamins and minerals.

Key Nutrients in the Tropical Escape Stress Smoothie

Mango: Vitamins C, A & B6

Pineapple: Vitamin C, B Vitamins, Fiber, Bromelain (inflammation)

Papaya: Vitamins C & A, Folate, Potassium, Fiber, Papain Enzyme (soothes GI tract)

Spinach: Vitamins A, K & C, Folate, Manganese

Banana: Potassium, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamins C & B6

Almond Milk: Melatonin, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamins E & D

Yogurt: Calcium, Protein, Magnesium

Chia Seeds: Omega-3 Fats, Fiber

Almonds: Vitamin E, Calcium, Protein

Hemp Hearts: Omega-3 Fats, Fiber, Protein, Magnesium

Spirulina: Vitamin A, Iron, Magnesium

Protein Powder: Additional protein - add your favorite!

Ingredients for Tropical Escape Stress Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup mango*
  • 1/4 cup pineapple cut in chunks*
  • 1/4 cup papaya cut in chunks*
  • 1/2 cup spinach*
  • 1/2 medium banana*
  • 2/3 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk**
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

*Fruit can be fresh, frozen or mixed 
**Substitute milk of choice, look for fortified Calcium & Vitamin D versions of milk or yogurt

Directions for Tropical Escape Stress Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 Min | Servings: 1 Per Person

  1. Add all ingredients in order directly into smoothie blender
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Optional Add-Ins:

·         1/4 cup soaked raw almonds (soaked overnight in 1 cup water)

·         1 tbsp hemp hearts

·         1 tbsp spirulina

·         1 scoop of protein powder

Nutrition Facts per serving (without optional add-ins):

214 Calories | 37 g Carbohydrate (20 g Sugar, 9 g Fiber) | 7 g Fat (1 g Saturated) | 5 g Protein | 65 mg Magnesium (15% DV) | B Vitamins: 1.04 mg Niacin (7% DV) | 0.73 mg Pantothenic Acid (15% DV) | 0.22 mg Vitamin B6 (13% DV) | 75 mcg Folate (19% DV) | 120 mg Sodium (5% DV) | 901 mg Potassium (19% DV) | 1620 mcg Rae Vitamin A (180% DV) | 48 mg Vitamin C (53% DV) | 390 mg Calcium (30% DV) | 0.72 mg Iron (4% DV)



Berry Crush Immune Smoothie

A Berry Good Smoothie for Optimal Wellness

This delicious smoothie provides your body with the nutrients it needs to support immune health. It’s packed with immune nutrients like Vitamin C and Zinc, along with healthy fats from chia seeds. Consider adding one of these: 1/4 avocado, 1 egg yolk or your favorite protein powder.

Key Nutrients in the Berry Crush Immune Smoothie

Mixed Berries: Vitamin C, Zinc

Banana: Potassium, Fiber, Magnesium, Vitamins C & B6

Almond Milk: Melatonin, Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamins E & D

Yogurt: Calcium, Protein, Magnesium

Chia Seeds: Omega-3 Fats, Fiber

Avocado: Omega-9 Fats, Vitamins A & E

Egg Yolk: Vitamins A & E

Ginger: Soothes the stomach

Turmeric: Healthy inflammation response, Soothe minor aches

Protein Powder: Additional protein - add your favorite!

Ingredients for Berry Crush Immune Smoothie

  • 1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)*
  • 1/2 medium banana*
  • 2/3 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk**
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

*Fruit can be fresh, frozen or mixed 
**Substitute milk of choice, look for fortified Calcium & Vitamin D versions of milk or yogurt

Directions for Berry Crush Immune Smoothie

Prep Time: 5 Min | Servings: 1 Per Person

  1. Add all ingredients in order directly into smoothie blender
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1/4 - 1/2 avocado
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • 1 scoop of protein powder

Nutrition Facts per serving (without optional add-ins):

270 Calories | 45 g Carbohydrate (23 g Sugar, 11 g Fiber) | 6 g Fat (1 g Saturated) | 15 g Protein | 45 mg Vitamin C (50% DV) | 66 IU (1.65 mcg) Vitamin D (8% DV) | 2.64 mg Vitamin E (18% DV) | 120 mcg Rae Vitamin A (13% DV) | 172 mg Sodium (7% DV) | 505 mg Potassium (11% DV) | 1330 mg Calcium (102% DV) | 1.08 mg Iron (6% DV)

Authors

Lynn M. Laboranti, RD

Science and Health Educator

Lynn is a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) and is a member of the Medical and Scientific Communications team at Pharmavite. She has over 20 years of experience in integrative and functional nutrition and has given lectures to health professionals and consumers on nutrition, dietary supplements and related health issues. Lynn frequently conducts employee trainings on various nutrition topics in addition to educating retail partners on vitamins, minerals and supplements. Lynn has previous clinical dietitian expertise in both acute and long-term care, as well as nutrition counseling for weight management, diabetes, and sports nutrition. Lynn earned a bachelor’s of science in Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Lynn is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, and holds a certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Melissa Dorval Pine, RD

Science and Health Educator

Melissa is a registered dietitian (RD) and works in our Medical and Scientific Communications department as a Science and Health Educator. She has worked for Pharmavite for over 20 years educating consumers, healthcare practitioners, retailers and employees about nutrition, dietary supplements and overall wellness. Prior to joining the Medical and Scientific Communications team, Melissa launched and managed Pharmavite’s Consumer Relations department. Melissa received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science, from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and completed her dietetic internship at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in East Orange New Jersey.

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Sandra Zagorin, MS, RD

Science and Health Educator

As a member of the Medical and Scientific Communications team, Sandra educates healthcare professionals and consumers on nutrition, supplements, and related health concerns. Prior to joining Pharmavite, Sandra worked as a clinical dietitian at University of Chicago Medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Sandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science, with minors in Spanish and Chemistry from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from RUSH University in Chicago, IL. As part of her Master’s program, Sandra performed research on physical activity participation and correlates in urban Hispanic women.

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