In this article, we will introduce to you a smoothie that is sure to give you energy and plenty of vitamins and minerals. It is made up of soy milk, strawberry, and banana, three major ingredients which are known to have plenty of health benefits.
Here are the ingredients:
3 cups soy milk (plain or vanilla) 1 cup frozen strawberries or raspberries 1 banana, peeled, cut into large chunks and frozen 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract 1/3 cup sweetener (Equal®)
Place all your ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add some ground or crushed ice before serving to enhance the flavor.
Soy milk is made from soybean seeds. It is rich in protein, high quality fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and B vitamins. It also contains high amounts of iron, calcium, and zinc. It is a very good alternative to animal milk because it has zero cholesterol and and it is low in saturated fats. It is known to lower bad cholesterol levels, lower your risk from cancer, osteoporosis and other degenerative and chronic diseases.
Strawberries are low-calorie, low fat fruits but they are loaded with lots of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential for good health. They contain high amounts of anthocyanins and ellagic acid. It is an abundant natural source of vitamin C, vitamin B complex, vitamins A and E, flavononoids and antioxidants that help to protect you from the harmful effects of free radicals which can cause early aging and cancer.
They are also loaded with minerals like copper, fluorine, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium.
Strawberries help to strengthen the immune system, regulate heart rate and blood pressure, and boost energy.
Bananas are good natural sources of vitamins A, B6, and potassium. They help to provide energy, combat inflammation and lower your risk from cardiovascular diseases and type II diabetes. They also help to maintain the normal function of lymphoid glands that play an important role in the production of white blood cells that work to fortify your immune system.