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Detoxing with various beverages is a great way to help give your body the nutrients it’s really craving! You can give your digestive system a...
Blend together 1 avocado, 1 banana, 1 cup of organic spinach, 2 scoops of fermented vegan protein powder, 1 probiotic capsule, 2 drops of peppermint essential oil and 3 drops of lime essential oil until smooth. Top it with hemp seeds and coconut flakes. This smoothie has healthy fats, proteins and clean carbs that are great for digestive and skin health.
A survey in Australia revealed that store-bought smoothies have more calories than a Big Mac. Regularly consuming smoothies can cause weight gain and increase risk of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Minimize risk by choosing a small-sized drink, checking ingredients and calorie count, opting for skimmed milk. Even better, make a healthy smoothie at home!
Blend 2 bananas, 4 tbs blackstrap molasses, 2 tbs chia seed, 1 cup chopped kale, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tbs vanilla extract, 2 tbs cocoa powder, 4 tbs almond butter, 2 cups almond milk and 1 tbs baobob powder until smooth. Makes two 8 oz servings. This breakfast smoothie is rich in antioxidants, protein, calcium, iron, minerals and vitamin C.
Blend 2 tbs Goji berries, ½ cup frozen berries, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tsp raw honey and ice until smooth and enjoy. Goji berries are 21% fiber, have a low Glycemic Index and work great to suppress cravings. They are also a rich source of antioxidants, boost immunity and help prevent heart diseases. Feel free to snack on them or sprinkle them over breakfast.
Beetroots consist of 87% water, 8% carbs, 3% fiber, folate, manganese, potassium, iron, vit C, betanin, inorganic nitrate, vulgaxanthin and less than 60 cals. Smoothie recipe: Combine 1½ cup pineapple chunks, ½ cup sliced cooked beets, ¼ cup celery leaves, 1 cup vanilla almond milk and ½ cup fresh orange juice in a blender and puree until smooth. Serve chilled.
1. Blend 1 cup strawberries, 1 banana, 1 cup unsweetened milk, 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder and blend until smooth. Top with 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tbsp sunflower seeds, 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds and 1 tbsp goji berries. 2. Blend 1/4 cup avocado, 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1 tbsp flaxseed and 150 ml milk. Layer with granola, nuts and hemp seeds and enjoy.
Start with committing to a healthy breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal and will help you make good food choices throughout the day. Substitute your caffeine with a healthy smoothie. Add almond milk, some flax seeds, a handful of spinach, a scoop of unsweetened whey protein powder, half banana, half cup of strawberries and blend.
Smoothies are one of the simplest and quickest ways to get in a high dose of nutrients for the day. A base is important as this is the meat of the smoothie. For a creamy smoothie choose a banana or an avocado. Add half a cup or so of your favorite fruit. Berries are an optimal choice as they contain the least amount of sugar and are loaded with fiber. There are other options as well.
Kiwifruits lower your BP, balance cholesterol levels, and reduce blood clotting to keep your heart healthy. Their lutein and vit. A improve eye health, while vits C and E avert DNA damage. Actinidin in kiwis help digest complex proteins, while their fiber eases constipation. Packing in 178% of the vit. C you need daily, they boost immunity and prevent cold, flu, and asthma attacks. Kiwis can also strengthen bones, check anemia, and promote sleep.
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Juices and smoothies are different in the way they are made and their nutritional benefits. While juices ensure easy assimilation, smoothies ensure healthy digestion. A balanced mix of fruits, vegetables, natural sweeteners, dairy and ice, form a healthy and wholesome smoothie, which could be a meal in itself. Ensure using right ingredients and combinations to harness the complete benefits.
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