Here are various drink recipes for relieving pain, losing weight, and boosting energy:

Strawberry ginger smoothie – a smoothie for pain relief

For this recipe you will need:

– 1 cup of frozen strawberries

– 2 kiwis (peeled and chopped)

– ¾ cup of skimmed milk

– 1 tbsp. of chia seeds

– 1 tbsp. of ground ginger

– 4 ice cubes

Why does it help?

Ground ginger used in the smoothie has anti-inflammatory properties typical for many commonly used medications. Also, research has shown that fruits such as kiwi and strawberries contain large amounts of vitamin C, which helps reduce the risk of getting arthritis.

One serving contains:

– 265 calories

– 12 g protein

– 12 g fiber

Bone-boosting cocoa

This mixed beverage is prepared with milk, which is rich in calcium, thus helping to strengthen the bones in the body. Furthermore, many studies have shown that dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

You can also use almond or soy instead of cow milk, if you are lactose intolerant.


Whisk 1 cup of slowly heated milk in a small pan with 1 tbsp. of sugar, 1 tbsp. of peppermint extract and ¼ cup of dark chocolate chips. Heat until the chocolate melts and the beverage is ready.

Pain-fighting cooler

A great beverage for hydrating and energizing the body can be obtained by mixing some potent herbs and spices like mint and ginger with a bit of lemon, grapefruit, orange or some other juice.


Steep a tea filter bag of lemon ginger in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes and leave it in the fridge to cool. Once cold, mix the tea with ¼ cup of 100% grapefruit (or some other fruit) juice and add 1 tbsp. of chopped mint. It the end, put the ice cubes.

Quick weight loss… greenies in a glass

For this drink you will need:

– ½ cup of chopped and peeled cucumber

– 1 stalk of sliced celery

– ½ medium size sliced banana

– 1 cup of spinach –

– ½ cup of pineapple chunks

– 6 oz. of nonfat yogurt

– ½ glass of water

– 4 ice cubes

Why does it help?

This mix makes an excellent weight-loss beverage. Firstly, because it contains yogurt that is known for its large amounts of proteins that, in turn, boost calories burning. Secondly, because it contains 3 kinds of vegetables, all of which are healthy and great for weight loss.

One serving contains:

– 220 calories

– 21 g protein

– 5 g fiber

Preparation: Put the ingredients in the blender and the drink is done. Put the ice cubes to cool it a bit, and after just a minute you have got yourself a deliciously tasting slimming smoothie.

Energizing yourself with peach tea

For the next recipe you will need:

– 1 cup of black tea prepared and cooled to room temperature

– 5.3 oz. of vanilla yogurt

– 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries

– ½ cup of frozen, canned, or fresh peaches

– 5 to 10 ice cubes (fewer with frozen fruit, more with fresh)

Why does it help?

This tea is great because, although it has half the caffeine of other beverages, such as coffee, it still gives you a jolt of energy. Other great thing about this mixed beverage is that it contains a powerful combination of fruits, carbohydrates, and yogurt, which makes it a high-in-protein drink. This drink can also help in maintaining steady blood sugar levels and alleviating fatigue. In addition, vitamin A in the peaches helps strengthen the immune system and skin cell growth.

One serving contains:

– 220 calories

– 11 g protein

– 4 g fiber

Preparation: Just put everything in the blender and after the drink is done, serve it with some ice cubes to cool it down.

Mixtures that are also good for you

You can also add one of the following ingredients to your beverages. The flavor remains almost the same, but you get an additional health kick.

Ground Flax: Even just 1 spoonful of it is a great addition to your beverage, since it provides the fiber and the omega 3, which are good for your heart.

Canned Pumpkin: ¼ cup scoop of this food is low in calories and contains fiber and potassium, which help in lowering blood pressure.

Chaos-calming tea

This tea is a great soothing concoction of chamomile and apple and is an excellent stress reliever. A nice recommendation is to drink it at night before bed or when you feel worn out.


The mixture is prepared from ½ cup of apple cider and ½ cup of water, heated for about 2 minutes. After heating the mixture, add 1 chamomile tea filter bag, 1 slice of peeled lemon, 1 cinnamon stick, and steep them for a while. Remove the filter bag, lemon peel and cinnamon stick and pour the drink in a cup.