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Traveling with My Travel Mug

Updated: Sep 5, 2019

I just love smoothies. I try making one as often as I can. Lately, I’ve been traveling with my Shades of Color Travel Mug, which is great for smoothies on the go. These travel mugs will keep your drink cold for hours as you travel from work, school, the gym, taking the kids to the park or just hanging outside the house. Plus when traveling in your car it fits great into the car cup holder on the console. Or even on your bike!


Just go ahead and relax outside in the back yard knowing you don’t have to move for a while to go back in the house to make a cold, cool, delicious smoothie.


Want a summer smoothie idea? Try this recipe:



Ingredients

1 1/2 cups sweetened almond milk

1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced

1 cup green seedless grapes (preferably frozen)

2 medium stalks celery leaf, peeled and sliced

2 teaspoons honey


Directions

In blender a combine all ingredients and blend until mixture is smooth and frothy.


Tastes good and is good for you!

Read more about how this smoothie is good for your health:


Benefits of Grapes

Grapes are packed with nutrients, especially vitamins C and K. High antioxidant contents may prevent chronic diseases. Plant compounds may protect against certain types of cancer. May protect against the development of cancer. Grapes also contain polyphenols that reduce the danger of heart disease as well as supporting a healthy heart. They aid in digestion/colon health, strong bones, weight loss and healthy blood pressure.



Benefits of Almond Milk

Almond milk is nutritious, low in calories and dairy-free. Unsweetened almond milk doesn’t raise blood sugar. Enriched almond milk may strengthen your bones, may reduce the risk of heart disease, and is high in vitamin D.


Benefits of Cucumber

Cucumber contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6, and vitamin A. One cup of cucumber provides around 11 percent of the daily allowance for vitamin K. Cucumbers also contain lignin. Research suggests that these may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and several types of cancer. Also, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration.


Benefits of Celery

The possible health benefits of celery and its seeds include lowering inflammation, reducing blood pressure, reducing the risk of cancer and preventing age-related vision loss. Celery is a great source of important antioxidants and is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index. Celery has an alkalizing effect and supports the digestion system.


Benefits of Honey

Honey energizes our body, boosts immunity, fights bacteria, and promotes healing of cuts and burns. It is also known to remedy sore throat and coughs. Honey contains some great nutrients, and high-quality honey is also rich in antioxidants. Honey is better for you than sugar regarding diabetics. The antioxidants in honey can help lower blood pressure. Honey also helps improve cholesterol, can lower triglycerides, and the antioxidants in it are linked to other beneficial effects on heart health.



- Written by Christine Parker


Editor: Janine Robinson


Sources:

https://www.foodrepublic.com/recipes/make-this-cool-refreshing-green-grape-smoothie/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-grapes

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318612.php

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283006.php

https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/health-benefits-of-celery

https://www.benefits-of-honey.com/health-benefits-of-honey.html

https://www.benefits-of-honey.com/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-benefits-of-honey

https://ilsmoothies.com/smoothie-recipes/grape-smoothie/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/7-health-benefits-of-cucumber

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