The Smoothie has more benefits than you think, If you have ever been told that you shouldn’t drink your calories, consider smoothies the exception to the rule.
Transform your body with a daily smoothie – it's the exception to the "don't drink your calories" rule. You can pack in a whopping 2.5 cups of veggies and 2 cups of fruit into one delicious drink. And with ingredients like spinach, celery, cucumber, sweet potato, and kale, you can sneak in some greens too. Plus, you don't need to strain out the pulp or skin.
But here's the thing – not all smoothies are created equal. To maximize the health benefits, follow these tips:
• Avoid added sugars. Skip the honey, agave, and maple syrup, and let the natural sweetness of fresh and frozen fruit shine through.
• Watch the juice. Adding juice may seem like a good idea, but it adds extra sugar and calories. Opt for unsweetened plant-based milk, coconut water, or filtered water instead.
• Keep it small. Smoothie bars tend to serve up large portions with added calories and sugar. Stick to 250ml of your favourite smoothie if you're drinking one every day.
• Make it fit your diet. Smoothies can be part of a healthy, long-term diet – just make sure it fits your overall meal plan.
Including a daily smoothie in your diet can provide numerous benefits for your health. Here are seven reasons why:
Shed Kilos Effortlessly: Adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet can contribute to significant weight loss and help you keep it off.
Say Goodbye to Skin Problems: Our skin is exposed to many environmental stressors such as pollution, ultraviolet rays, and chemicals, which can accelerate signs of aging. However, consuming fruits and vegetables can help protect and
regenerate your skin. Carotenoids, found in yellow, orange, and green leafy vegetables, can help improve skin texture and appearance.
Improve Your Gut Health: Smoothies are a convenient and delicious way to get your daily dose of fibre, which is often lacking in the Australian diet. Fibre is an essential component for gut health, and maintaining a healthy microbiome can help prevent a wide range of chronic conditions.
Stay Hydrated: Drinking a daily smoothie can also help you stay hydrated and meet your fluid needs.
Boost Your Immunity: Proper nutrition is crucial for strengthening your immune system, and consuming more antioxidants and nutrients can help support your immunity.
Reduce Inflammation: Consuming fruits and vegetables may lower overall inflammation in your body, which can have a protective effect on your immune system. Chronic inflammation caused by poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress can lead to several chronic diseases.
Convenient and Versatile: Smoothies are a quick and easy way to consume a variety of nutrients in one go. They can be customized to fit your dietary preferences and can be enjoyed as a meal replacement or a snack.
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GREENTATSTIC SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This green smoothie packs in healthy nutrients thanks to a serving of kale, chia seeds and plant protein powder. It isn’t too sweet, and it’s balanced with plant-based protein and a healthy dose of greens for good measure.
- 1/2 apple
- 1 1/2 cups kale or Spinach
- 1/2 tbsp Chia seed
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1tbs plant-based protein Greentastic by Healthy Empire
- 1/2 teaspoon spirulina (optional)
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1 cup ice
1. In your blender combine: apple kale or spinach, chia seeds, apple, cucumber, spirulina, unsweetened almond milk, protein and ice. Blend until smooth.
2. Add more almond milk until desired consistency is achieve