Smoothies are thick shake type drinks clustered mainly with fruit or vegetables and other nutrient dense ingredients. They make wonderful options for a meal or a snack when made with natural items. The sad truth is most of us do not consume an adequate amount of fresh produce daily, but the good news is that can be fixed, and it can still taste yummy!
A smoothie for breakfast helps you get hydrated for the day, something soda or coffee won't do. Since your body pulls water from many foods in order to stay hydrated, you won't have to drink water when you're sipping on a smoothie. Milk and yoghurt are largely water, so if your smoothie is dairy-based, it'll quench your thirst. In hot weather, add some ice cubes to the blender for extra water content.
Bananas are also a favourite ingredient for smoothie recipes. They provide a wonderful, creamy smoothie base and their flavour complements a variety of fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, pears, apples, avocado, pineapple and more. Avocados work best with other creamy “base fruits” (banana, mangoes, pears) for a high-energy smoothie that will satisfy you and keep you going for hours.
Drinking a smoothie in the morning keeps you away from indulging in empty carbohydrates and drinking green smoothies in particular can be useful in aiding weight loss. Green smoothies are high in antioxidants and phytonutrients which not only give your body the best defenses for disease, but you are ingesting a variety of natural substances that are essential for optimum health and fitness. Clearer, radiant skin is an often-reported benefit to eating healthier. Smoothies are high in fiber and allow your body to eliminate toxins the right way instead of through your skin.