The Benefits of Drinking Smoothies

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Why Everyone Is Drinking Smoothies

Smoothies are a great alternative for people who don’t have time to prepare all three meals of the day. Sometimes I prefer drinking smoothies for breakfast because they are easy to digest. This gives the digestive system a break, therefore your body absorbs more nutrients. There is so much over processed food that doesn’t provide us with any nutritional value. Replacing a meal with a healthy smoothie can improve your overall health. 

The best part is that you can add vegetables without tasting them in your smoothie. Smoothies are a great way to keep hydrated for people who aren’t the biggest fan of plain tasting water. The consumption of smoothies before and after workouts will also give your body energy for maximum performance. The natural ingredients you absorb from drinking smoothies give the body fats and fuel to burn. 

They are cheap and quick to make, especially when you are on the go. Remember, juicing is a great way to consume fruits and vegetables, but smoothies don’t contain any protein to help boost your metabolism. You can add protein powder or Greek yogurt in order to add the extra nutrients. Here are a few of my favorite recipes I encourage you to try. Let me know what you think!


Strawberry Banana Smoothie

Ingredients:

½ cup orange juice
½ cup plain greek yogurt
1 banana
1 cup strawberries
2 teaspoon honey

Directions:

  1. In a blender or a food processor, pour the orange juice and honey
  2. Add yogurt and fruits
  3. Blend until mixed well.

 

Triple Berry Blast Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup orange juice
½ cup blackberries
½ cup strawberries
3/4 cup raspberries

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, pour orange juice and add fruits
  2. Blend until mixed.

 

Banana Almond Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk
½ cup vanilla yogurt
2 large bananas
2 teaspoon honey

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, pour almond milk, yogurt and honey
  2.  Add bananas and blend until mixed well

 

Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Ingredients:

¾ cup pomegranate juice
½ cup greek yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine pomegranate juice and greek yogurt
  2.  Add honey, lemon juice and blueberries
  3. Lastly, blend until mixed

 

Veggie Blend Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cup tomato juice
¼ cup carrot juice
¼ cucumber, peeled and chopped
½ celery stalk
¼ cup spinach
¼ cup parsley

Directions:

  1. In a blender, pour tomato juice and carrot juice
  2. Combine cucumber, celery, spinach, and parsley
  3. Finally, blend until mixed well.