Smoothies: The word itself radiates something delicious! Smoothies are simply the best way to kick-start your day because they provide your body a bunch of essential vitamins and minerals while remaining delicious and easy to make.
Healthy Smoothie Smart Practices
Be warned: Not every smoothie is healthy for you. Store-bought smoothies often come made with lots of unnatural concentrated juices, preservatives, and lots and lots of sugar. These smoothies should be avoided!
The best way to ensure you’re getting the benefits of a smoothie is to make them yourself. Not only will your body benefit from it, but so will your wallet!
To make your own healthy smoothies, you only need three things: A blender, fruits or veggies of your choice, and a liquid (such as milk, yogurt, or water, coconut, etc.)
Healthy Smoothies to Kick-Start Your Day
Below are a few healthy smoothie suggestions to help you get started! Whether you prefer to have a juicy, fruity explosion or a more earthy, rooty taste to start your morning, a smoothie is a great option for anyone who wants to consume plenty of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.
For all the below smoothies, there’s no need to add sugar. Most fruits are naturally sweet, but if you would like a healthy sweetener, try organic honey or even peanut butter!
Fruit smoothies are the most popular type of smoothies. Why? Not only do fresh fruits contain lots of nutrients (like folate, potassium, vitamin A, B1 & B2, C, etc.) but they also taste delicious and are easier to consume and digest than whole fruits.
For a classic fruit smoothie, combine strawberries and bananas. A staple smoothie in every café or restaurant, strawberry and banana smoothies are loved by one and all and offer a wide variety of essential vitamins and minerals. Mix it up and add in orange, blueberries, pears or apples for even more juicy goodness!
For more exotic fruit smoothies, add in kiwi, pineapple, mango, papaya, or passion fruit (among others). These fruits are rich in antioxidants and offer alternatives to the traditional fruits like bananas or apples.
Green (Veggie) Smoothies
Green smoothies are famed for being packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They are the combination of fresh fruit and leafy greens, so you get the best of both worlds.
To make a green smoothie, you need your favorite fruits and a handful of greens (spinach, kale, matcha, arugula, chard, and more).
For a smoothie that’s more veggie than fruit, you can add in carrots, avocado, cucumber, beets, and even pumpkin! These combine well with fruits so you can have a jammed packed smoothie that acts more like a tasty treat rather than a healthy drink.
Often used in diet plans, green smoothies are the iconic healthy smoothie. Whether you are a busy parent, sports person, yoga guru, or a business professional, everyone can positively benefit from adopting a morning routine which involves smoothies.
Getting your daily requirement of fruits and vegetables has never been easier than with a simple, healthy smoothie. Make them the way you like or follow bloggers’ recipes to get inspired!