Smoothies are more than just tasty thirst-quenchers. They’re nutrient-packed healthy treats that are loaded with even more benefits!
A glass of smoothie is a healthy source of nutrients and calories.
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You might as well call a glass of smoothie your daily dose of all-natural vitamins and minerals, like multivitamins but in a glass and yes, tastier.
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Smoothies can be made with all kinds of fruits like citrus, berries, tropical, drupes, pomes and melons. And, according to Laura Michele Oliver of SF Gate’s Healthy Eating, you get lots of nutrition from those fruits!
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Citrus fruits – vitamin C, potassium and folate
Berries – antioxidants, phytonutrients
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Tropical fruits – vitamin C, potassium, folate and manganese
Drupes fruits – beta carotene, potassium and vitamin C
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Pomes fruits – vitamin C and potassium
Melons – vitamin C
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Most smoothies are made up of fruits and a base, which are mostly ice, yogurt or milk, all of which give your body some amount of water.
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Some fruits are also watery, like apples, pineapples and watermelons. These fruits would make great summer smoothies!
Healthy and green smoothies aid digestion.
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“Drinking fruit smoothies can help you reach the recommended intake of fiber, which is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men,” says Oliver. “The soluble fiber found in fruit helps slow digestion and may help control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.”
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Smoothies make good snacks.
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Forget junk food and opt for super healthy snacks that pack just as much yum! You can grab a tumbler if you intend to head out for the day.
This healthy drink is quick and very easy to make!
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It’s as easy as loading up all the goodies in a blender, pressing a few buttons and transferring the good stuff into a glass. You can even skip the last part if you’re using a personal-sized blender. Just add a straw and voila!
Smoothies are simply delicious.
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The thing with smoothies is that you can make it as tasty as you want, on top of making it as healthy as you want. Simply add your favorite food – even chocolates – and blend away!
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You can detoxify the healthy way with smoothies.
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Did you know that you can actually rid your body of toxins and the bad stuff by drinking healthy smoothies? Just add kale, greens and other detoxifying ingredients and you’re on your way to a healthier, less chemical-laden body!
Try out a glass of smoothie now!
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