Smoothies are getting their rightful place in the hearts of people, especially those who are very conscious about their health and well-being. They have become popular. In fact, they are common sight in gyms, groceries and snack bars these days.
Smoothies are nutritious, but you can't be sure of the nutritional value of the ones sold over the counter. Some of these are loaded with sugar, fat and calories which are actually detrimental to your health and fitness.
In order to be assured of their health benefits, you need to make the smoothie yourself. This will give you a guarantee that you are ingesting a healthy smoothie.
Here are three healthy smoothie recipes you should try:
1. Wheatgrass Smoothie
Wheatgrass is a superfood which is loaded with plenty of substances that guarantee nutrition. It has become popular ingredient of drinks sold in smoothie shops and juice bars. Wheatgrass doesn't taste good, but you might like it if you combine it with other ingredients. Here's the recipe:
1/2 cup wheatgrass
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup iced cubes
1 peeled orange
This smoothie is rich in vitamins A, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium.
2. Blueberry and Broccoli Smoothie
Many people think that blueberries and broccoli can't go together as a meal, but they can be blended together as a smoothie. You don't have to worry about the taste; you'll surely like it. Here are the ingredients:
1 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup steamed broccoli
1/2 cup strawberries
1 cup cranberry (or cranberry-apple juice)
1/2 cup low-fat yogurt (regular)
Blueberries and broccoli are both loaded with nutrients and antioxidants which help to keep you healthy and fit. Their combination can do a lot of health benefits such as:
– It helps to boost the immune system
– It helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke
– It helps to prevent hypertension
– It helps to lower the risk of lung and colon cancer.
3. Spinach Smoothie
Spinach is another superfood which is loaded with plenty of nutrients and antioxidants. It is a tasty treat which helps to keep you healthy. It also helps to protect you from major diseases like cardiovascular problems and certain types of cancers like skin, prostate, breast and ovarian cancer.
Here's your spinach smoothie recipe:
2 cups of spinach
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 frozen bananas
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup soy milk