Smoothies featuring chili powder

Hot and Spicy Green Smoothie

Hot and Spicy Green SmoothieEvery once in a while I find myself in the mood for a hot and spicy smoothie. In order to heat up my smoothies I simply add a little chili powder or cayenne pepper.

If you haven’t tried a hot smoothie, I encourage you to give it a whirl. Besides being a nice change of pace, spices such as chili powder offer their own unique health benefits.

Chili powder is rich in vitamins A and C. Vitamin A supports your eyesight and the health of your bones, teeth, and skin. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, boosts your immune system, and helps in recovery from injury. Chili powder is also rich in the minerals potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and iron and contains a little zinc, manganese, and selenium.

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Spicy Spinach Smoothie Recipe

Spicy Spinach Smoothie

If you’re a fan of spicy food, you’re going to dig this smoothie recipe. When I first heard someone advocate adding spices like cayenne and chili powder into a smoothie I thought it sounded rather strange, but I had to give it a try.

Fast forward to today, and I routinely add spices into my smoothies. Some of my favorites are cinnamon, ginger, cayenne, and nutmeg. Adding spices is a super easy way to enhance the taste and boost the nutrition of your smoothies.

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