57 Juices and Smoothies of the Rainbow
Today is the first official day of summer! As we move into the hotter months, it’s a great time to enjoy fresh seasonal foods and cool off with the most satisfying and nutritious of beverages: juice and smoothies.
We’ve rounded up a list of 57 delicious juice and smoothie recipes that cover the entire color spectrum of the rainbow. Eating a wide variety of colors is excellent for your health – the phytonutrients that give fruits and vegetables their lovely hues also enhance bodily functions and prevent illness. Most of these delicious and nourishing recipes come from the kitchens of Integrative Nutrition graduates and students!
Red for Heart Health
Naturally red foods are rich in lycopene and anthocyanin, phytonutrients that improve blood pressure and enhance the circulatory system.
2. Sunset Juice
Orange for Cancer Prevention
Orange foods are high in beta-carotene, which supports the immune system and aids in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, and infections.
18. Sunrise Juice
Yellow for Beauty
Yellow foods are high in vitamin C, which fights free radicals and maintains healthy skin, reduces inflammation, and prevents allergies.
Green for Detoxification
Green foods get their hue from chlorophyll, a natural blood purifier that increases red blood cell count and helps the liver and kidneys eliminate toxins.
44. Aloe Smoothie
Blue and Purple for Longevity
Blue and purple foods contain the most antioxidants of all other colors and contribute to overall disease prevention and longevity.
55. Blue Green Latte
Have a happy, healthy, and nutritious summer!