Rich in nutrients and antioxidants, smoothies are the perfect choice for your body, even if you want to build muscles or to lose some weight. You can drink a smoothie after a workout. You can make a smoothie for your snack time. If you don’t have time to cook, you can also try making a smoothie. It’s easy.
Here is a list of ingredients that you can add to your smoothie.
The yogurt that contains good bacteria is indicated for your gut. Choose the plain yogurt because it’s not loaded with sugar or other unnecessary ingredients.
Another good ingredient for your gut is kefir. This beverage has a thinner texture than yogurt, but it also contains good bacteria.
They are rich in nitrate. If you’re an athlete or you’re going to the gym and want to improve your performance, add them to your smoothies.
If you’re looking to improve your cardiovascular system, then you need to add seeds to your smoothie. Seeds are rich in healthy fats, protein and fiber. Plus, they give an interesting texture to your beverage.
There are various type of nuts that you can add if you want your smoothie to be crunchier. Nuts are rich in proteins, antioxidants and vitamins that are very good for your health.
Full in antioxidants, berries are the best choice if you want to have some flavor in your smoothie. And there are so many possibilities: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries. You can never get bored.
If you want your smoothie to be sweet, add honey instead of refined sugar or artificial sweetener. Use honey that’s raw and organic.
If you want a detoxifier or an immunity builder smoothie, try adding some cruciferous vegetables like: cabbage, kale, bok choy, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts.
Grapes are a great source of resveratrol, an antioxidant that has cardio protective properties.
If you want to make the creamiest smoothie ever, add bananas. High in potassium, they are good for the heart.
Also, apricots are rich in potassium. You can add them to your smoothie to make it more colourful and sweet.
Add coconut water for a thinner texture. It’s the ideal drink for your post-workout because this ingredient helps boost the electrolyte content of the beverage.
Add tomatoes to your beverage if you want to taste something different, but also interesting. Try the canned tomatoes because they go through a process that activates lycopene, an antioxidant that fights against cancer.
Oats make your smoothie creamier. Rich in fiber, they are good for your heart and colon.
They are also rich in fiber. Soybeans provides high quality protein.
Refreshing and healthy, a smoothie is the glass of energy you need. The best part about it is that you can play with plenty of ingredients all the time. You can experience different flavors every day.