13 Natural Calm Smoothie & Cold Drink Recipes

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Wondering if you can add Natural Calm to your smoothie?

While most people take Natural Calm magnesium as a hot tea, it’s perfectly acceptable to add our magnesium citrate powder to smoothies and cold drinks. In fact, the natural fruit flavours and organic stevia are the perfect complements to many refreshing recipes.

Natural Calm is most absorbable and effective when it’s fully dissolvde in liquid. In hot water, Natural Calm rapidly converts from magnesium carbonate + citric acid to ionic magnesium citrate, one of the most absorbably forms of magnesium. However, in cold liquids that reaction takes slightly longer.  (About 15 minutes.)

When preparing any of these Natural Calm smoothie or cold drink recipes, you can first dissolve your Natural Calm powder in a very small amount of hot water. Or, you can let it dissolve in a cool liquid for about 15 minutes.

We hope you enjoy these delicious, magnesium-rich and naturally calming recipes!

Aloe Vera Detox Natural Calm Smoothie Recipe (You HAVE to Try This!)

Aloe Vera Detox Smoothie Recipe

Recipe and photo courtesy of Natural Vitality

You may already be familiar with aloe vera and its beneficial properties for relieving sunburn, but did you know that aloe vera is great for your internal health?

Aloe vera juice not only helps to detoxify the body but can also strengthen the immune system, regulate blood sugar, aid in digestion and reduce inflammation.

Aloe vera juice can be found at most health-food stores, and for best results, look for aloe vera juice that is organic, undiluted and cold pressed (not from concentrate).

This Natural Calm smoothie combines aloe vera juice with cucumber, pineapple, kiwi, coconut water, and magnesium for cellular balance!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins
Serves: 1

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add ingredients to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy!

Natural Calm Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe

calming magnesium pina colada recipe

Recipe and write-up courtesy of Calmful Living, by Natural Vitality

What better way to relax than with this Calming Piña Colada Smoothie? Not only is this smoothie delicious, but it’s loaded with health benefits! Magnesium can relieve muscle aches, help you to sleep better and decrease anxiety; while pineapple is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties, and bananas contain powerful antioxidants.

Servings: 1
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins

Ingredients

1 teaspoon Natural Calm, Lemon flavor
½ cup frozen pineapple
1 medium frozen banana
½ cup coconut milk beverage

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Enjoy immediately.

 

Natural Calm Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie Bowl Recipe

Anti inflammatory smoothie bowl with banana, raspberries, avocado and Natural Calm

Recipe and photo courtesy of Natural Vitality’s Calmful Living Kitchen

Smoothie bowls turn a smoothie into a meal by creating a thick smoothie base and adding your favourite ingredients on top.

This recipe is loaded with ingredients high in anti-inflammatory properties to help get rid of those aches and pains!

And if you love green smoothies, add 1 cup of your favourite fresh greens to this recipe for an extra nutritional boost!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins
1 serving

Ingredients

1 medium frozen banana, chopped
1 cup frozen raspberries
¼ avocado
1 cup nondairy milk of choice
2 teaspoons Natural Calm Raspberry-Lemon flavor
Toppings of choice (fresh fruit, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, etc.)

Directions

1. Add banana, raspberries, avocado, milk and Natural Calm to a blender. Blend until smooth.
2. Add toppings and enjoy immediately!

 

Magnesium-Rich Green Tea Detox Smoothie

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This article is adapted from Natural Vitality’s CALMFUL LIVING online magazine, with permission.

Nothing is quite like a cold smoothie on a hot summer day. But have you ever tried a Natural Calm smoothie that’s packed with green goodness?

We call this a “detox” smoothie because it’s so nourishing, and realistically, the way to “detoxify” is to eat whole, healthy foods whenever possible. That being said, this smoothie will get your digestive tract moving, so it will help you eliminate processed ingredients and refined sugars, the natural way:)

This green tea detox smoothie is full of antioxidant-rich ingredients like green tea, pineapple, cucumber, lemon, avocado and fresh mint that will help to aid your body’s detoxification processes.

Plus, it’s a delicious way to get more magnesium in your diet, with a refreshing flavour twist. Lemon Natural Calm is the perfect complement to flavours of green tea, pineapple, cucumber, mint and avocado.

Tip: If a sweeter smoothie is desired, try adding a spoonful of honey, stevia or sweetener of choice.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 1

Ingredients

½ cup chilled green tea

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks

½ English cucumber, chopped

2 tablespoons fresh mint

½ avocado, peeled and pitted

¼ fresh lemon

1 teaspoon Lemon Flavor Natural Calm (optional)

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy immediately.

 

Natural Calm Frozen Strawberry Lemonade Recipe

magnesium strawberry lemonade from natural calm

Recipe and photo credits: Natural Vitality’s Organic Connections 

This Frozen Strawberry Lemonade is a refreshing way to cool down on a hot afternoon or after a tough workout.

Strawberries are nutrient rich and packed with antioxidants like vitamin C. Adding Natural Calm magnesium may reduce muscle cramps, beat fatigue and deliver what you need to manage daily stress.

Adding Natural Calm magnesium may reduce muscle cramps, beat fatigue and deliver what you need to manage daily stress.

We’ve suggested using Natural Calm Kids if desired, but here’s what you need to know: the Kids formula is exactly the same as our classic, award-winning Natural Calm magnesium for adults. The difference? The dosing information is calibrated for kids, so you know how much to give according to age.

For the sake of simplicity, if you’re making this for the whole family, just serve up a kid-sized portion to the little people.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 0 mins
Serves 2

Ingredients

2 cups ice
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 tablespoon Raspberry-Lemon Flavor Natural Calm or Natural Calm Kids
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ cup water

Directions

  1. Add ice to the blender and blend for 10 seconds, or until ice is crushed and there are no large chunks.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and blend until the lemonade is the texture of a slushie. If blades get stuck, use the blender tamper or add additional water if needed.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Natural Calm Banana Almond Smoothie Recipe

Banana almond smoothie with Natural Calm

Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Vitality. 

Time is tight in the morning, but pausing for breakfast is a must; the health benefits of breakfast are well-founded. This morning meal translates directly to more energy, a boosted mood, and better eating throughout the day.

What if you’re not hungry? Or what if you feel like breakfast isn’t a meal you can easily digest?

Natural Vitality spoke with Ashley Koff, renowned dietician, to find out why some people feel they just can’t face food in the morning. According to Koff, your morning appetite is directly related to stress.

Morning stress can send the body into fight or flight mode — a state in which you’re less inclined to eat.

Make breakfast a success by making it as easy as possible, Koff suggests, rather than striving for perfection. Add foods like cacao, seeds and whole grains. The magnesium naturally present in these foods can help reduce stress in the morning.

This delicious smoothie, with a dash of Natural Calm, delivers over 200 mg of magnesium. Make it as per the directions if you’re serving one person; double or triple the recipe as needed, if you’re sharing.

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon unflavoured Natural Calm
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Method: Add all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and enjoy!

Tip: Use pre-frozen, over-ripe bananas. Browning bananas give a more intense banana flavour and a creamy texture.

 

Natural Calm Raspberry Cream Smoothie Recipe

sugar free magnesium vegan smoothie

Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Vitality

This Raspberry “Cream” Smoothie packs a nutritional punch. It’s brimming with antioxidants, healthy fats, magnesium and probiotics. A great snack for between meals, or a quick breakfast, you can’t go wrong!

By using coconut-milk yogurt for the base, we’ve made it creamy and yet dairy-free. It’s perfect for vegans and anyone sensitive to dairy, but you can also substitute any yogurt of your choice.

Serves 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup organic raspberries, frozen
6 ounces vanilla-flavored coconut-milk yogurt with probiotics
1 teaspoon Raspberry-Lemon Flavor Natural Calm magnesium
1 cup ice

Directions

Blend all ingredients until smooth.
Enjoy immediately.

 

Natural Calm Fermented Fruit Spritzer Recipe

Fermented fruit spritzer

Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Vitality

If you’re aware of the kombucha craze and looking to tap into the health benefits of fermentation, we have the recipe for you! Straight from Natural Vitality’s Calmful Living test kitchen, this fresh fruit spritzer delivers probiotics, antioxidants and our favourite mineral – magnesium!

Lightly sweet and just a tad salty, it’s the perfect electrolyte replacer in hot weather or a tasty treat to enjoy on a sunny day.

  • Serves: 2
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Natural Calm Raspberry-Lemon or Cherry flavour
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1½ cups cold water
  • 2 cups coconut water
  • ¼ cup brine (see note below)
  • 1 peach, pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries (optional)
  • Ice

Directions

  1. Place Natural Calm powder in a glass or mug, add hot water.
  2. Let it fizz, then stir until dissolved.
  3. Mix with cold water, coconut water, brine, fresh fruit, and serve over ice.

Note: Brine can come from the juice of homemade or store-bought sauerkraut. You can also use kombucha, which is widely available in the beverage section of natural health stores and even chains like Fortino’s.

Natural Calm Blueberry Dark Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

blueberry dark chocolate smoothie with magnesium for heart health

Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Vitality

In a recent post, we gave advice for serving up Natural Calm when your kids have a penchant for sweets. One suggestion was to add Natural Calm to sweet smoothies. Here’s a recipe adapted from Organic Connections’ The Calmful Heart Health Book.

“This delicious smoothie is a great way to get in heart-healthy nutrients. It’s loaded with antioxidants; plus blueberries may help to reduce the risk of heart disease and improve cardiovascular health.

The flavonoids in dark chocolate also support a healthy cardiovascular system. Look for less-processed varieties, like the raw cacao powder used in this recipe, in order to get the most benefits from your chocolate.”

Serves: 1
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup organic blueberries, frozen
  • ½ medium banana, peeled, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • ¼ teaspoon unflavored Natural Calm magnesium

Directions

  1. Mix Natural Calm with almond milk.
  2. Allow to sit for 15 minutes, for Natural Calm to fully dissolve and become ionic.
  3. Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Enjoy immediately

Follow the Natural Calm Canada Facebook page for more easy how-to information, to make using Natural Calm even more delicious!

Natural Calm Summer Slushie Recipe: Watermelon Raspberry-Lemon

Summer waterlemon slushie with Natural Calm

Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Vitality

With simple and whole ingredients, this slushie brings all the benefits of magnesium intake, as well as calm and cool relief for those extra hot summer days. 

Quickly prepared healthy summer treats without added sugar? Sign us up!

  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cooking time: 2 mins
  • Serves: 2

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add watermelon to a blender and blend until liquefied.
  2. Add the Natural Calm and ice and blend until there are no large chunks of ice and the mixture is the consistency of a smoothie.
  3. Enjoy!

Natural Calm Ginger Citrus Smoothie Recipe

ginger and magnesium smoothie

Recipe credits go to Natural Vitality’s Calmful Living team.

Servings: 2

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 0 mins

Ingredients

1 medium banana
2 medium oranges, peeled
½-inch knob of fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon Sweet Lemon Natural Calm (optional)
2 tablespoons cashews
½ cup water
½ cup ice
Cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Add banana, oranges, ginger, turmeric, Natural Calm (if using), cashews, water and ice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Top with a dash of cayenne pepper.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Natural Calm Maca Strawberry Smoothie

Valentine's Day, smoothie, natural health, libido boost, magnesium supplementation

Recipe and image courtesy of Natural Vitality

Start your day off right with a little lovin’ by whipping up one of these tasty smoothies with a dose of the libido-promoting botanical maca and calming magnesium. We even offer the recipe to make your own nut milk, if you really want to impress.

For more info about the benefits magnesium has on sexual health and hormones, see here

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 teaspoon maca (available at most natural products stores)

4 organic strawberries

2 organic Medjool dates

Pinch of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 ice cubes

1 teaspoon plain Natural Calm

1½ cups unsweetened vanilla nut milk or make your own (see recipe below)

Homemade Nut Milk

1 cup nuts (almond, Brazil nut, cashew, etc.)

1 cup filtered water to soak nuts

4 cups filtered water to blend nuts

Nut milk bag or cheesecloth to strain nut milk

Makes 32 ounces of nut milk

Serves 1–2

Instructions

  1. If making the nut milk, begin preparation one day before and follow the instructions in this video.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of Natural Calm to 1 tablespoon of hot water. Allow to cool and set aside.
  3. Add strawberries, dates, maca, vanilla, ice cubes, Natural Calm and homemade nut milk to a blender and blend.
  4. Serve to your loved one in a chilled glass with a strawberry garnish and a kiss.

Notes

  • You can use your leftover nut pulp in baking, granola or smoothies for extra fiber.

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