Nutrient-Rich Smoothies Will Energize Your Life
With all the unhealthy additives you find in most grocery store beverages, like cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, artificial food colors, MSG, and other dangerous ingredients, making your own beverages at home just seems like the smart thing to do. By following our fruit smoothie recipe and making a homemade fruit smoothies, you’ll not only reap the mega-healthy benefits from consuming fresh whole foods, you’ll also save money.
All you need is a blender, some liquid, some fresh healthy foods, and you are good to go. You can makesmoothies for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or as a between meal energy drink. Before you start making your smoothies, remember the best smoothies are rich in nutrients and they contain a bit of healthy fat or oil, such as egg yolks, cream, coconut oil, or cream. Your body needs some dietary fat to burn as energy, and you want your smoothie to not only provide your body with healthy nutrients, but with energy as well.
If you make a morning smoothie, remember that your body needs to be hydrated in order to feel energized. When you are dehydrated, you feel tired. So, make your morning smoothie with milk, kefir, or yogurt, because these are good as a base. The reason is, both will hydrate your body and quench your thirst. If you don’t use a milk or yogurt base, then add another liquid, like orange juice or some ice cubes to add the water content your body needs to start the day feeling energized and refreshed.
Another plus with milk-based smoothies is that you get the calcium needed by your body to keep your bones strong and healthy. It is better to use whole milk because it contains the vitamins and fat your body needs to assimilate the protein and calcium.
How to Make a Basic Smoothie – Fruit Smoothie Recipe
Get your blender. Pour in 8 to 16 ounces of milk, kefir, or yogurt. Add one or two raw, organic egg yolks. Add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin
coconut oil. Then add a cup of fresh cut-up fruit, like raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple,banana, any favorite fruit really, and blend until it becomes a drinkable liquid consistency. You can also add a favorite flavoring like vanilla. You don’t have to make your smoothies with fruits alone. You can also make green smoothies using your favorite veggies along with the fruit.
So, what can smoothies do for you? For one, they can help your digestion and give you beautiful skin at the same time. Your bowels eliminate toxins in your body and if they are not moving regularly, those toxins build up and have to come out somewhere. They usually come out as acne, and white and blackheads. By drinking a daily smoothie with some added healthy greens like spinach or kale, you will be improving your digestion and your skin, and even strengthening your fingernails. Good nutrition shows up everywhere on your body.
Smoothies are also great for weight loss, because by getting the nutrients your body needs, you will be less likely to have junk food cravings. Smoothies will also boost your energy, so you may even feel like getting on that treadmill or taking a walk. Smoothies offer balanced nutrition that can also help stabilize blood sugar and when you blood sugar is stable, you can avoid those low sugar blues.
Here’s a Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes to Get You Started
The kale in this recipe provides loads of calcium for healthy bones. And when added to pear, grapes, an orange, and a banana, you’ll be improving your circulation and preventing blood clots. The vitamin c in the orange boosts your immunity to colds, flu, stroke, and heart disease, and the bananas contain potassium, which help lower cholesterol.
1 orange, peeled and diced
1/2 Bartlett pear, diced
1 (120 g) banana, fresh or frozen, sliced
1 c green grapes, halved or whole
1/2 c water
1 c kale, chopped
2 c ice cubes
Place all ingredients into your blender and put the lid on tight.
Blend at a low speed for a minute, then switch to high speed for one and one-half minutes. Now just pour and serve.
This recipe makes about 4 cups.
Start making smoothies part of your daily diet and you’ll see the benefits because they will show in the radiant glow of your skin, your healthy, strong nails, your shiny hair, and your vibrant zest for life. You can find the another famous fruit dip recipe for another mouth craving dessert