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5 Delicious and Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Types of Smoothies
- Green Smoothies
- Fruit Smoothies
- Fruit and Veggie Smoothies
- Energy Boosting Smoothies
- Pain Managment Smoothies
- Weight Loss Smoothies
- Digestion Management Smoothies
Do Smoothies Offer Health Benefits?
Smoothies are awesome and many people, young and old, enjoy them for the taste and the health benefits. In a world where there seems to be not enough time, getting your daily dose of fruits and veggies couldn't be easier. The smoothie craze is in full force and a lot people are claiming that smoothies promote weight loss, pain management, energy boosts and general good health. Is there any truth to these claims?
Green smoothies provide minerals and vitamins. But experts say people who have diabetes or kidney stones should be careful about what they mix into their smoothies. It's the protein powders, creams and juices that you need to be aware of. These additional smoothie ingredients add extra carbohydrates to your drink, which will quickly turn into extra calories. Drinking green smoothies, as well as other types of smoothies will increase your fibre intake and keep you hydrated. So get yourself a good quality blender and start making some delicious concoctions. I will be highlighting easy green smoothie recipes, healthy fruit smoothie recipes as well as smoothies for kids and smoothies for breakfast.
Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Raspberry Fruit Smoothie
Healthy Fruit Smoothie Recipes
Fruit smoothies are good any time and from what we know about Superfruits, a fruit smoothie might be the gift to your body that keeps on giving. Some superfruits that you drfinately want to rotate into your fruit smoothies are:
- Acai berries (an antioxident)
- Apples (source of fiber)
- Avacado (lower cholesterol)
- Banana (lowers blood pressure)
- Blackberries (antioxident and source of fiber)
- Blueberries (good for the brain)
- Cantelope (High in Vitamin A and promotes healthy skin)
- Citrus fruits (loads of Vitamin C)
- Grapes (good for your heart)
- Pineapple (reduces bloating and promotes digestion)
- Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds (when combined with potassium, prevents high blood pressure)
- Raspberries (fiber)
- Watermelon (High in Vitamin A and C)
Best Healthy Fruit Smoothie: Raspberry Fruit
Smoothies for Kids and Adults: How many Servings of Fruit and Veggies Do You Need Daily?
Children (ages 2 to 13) need: 4-6 servings of fruit and veggies
Teens (ages 14 to 18) need: 7-8 servings of fruit and veggies
Adults (ages 19 to 50) need: 7-8 servings of fruit and veggies
Adults (51 +) need: 7 servings of fruit and veggies
* Based on Canada's Food Guide
Fruit and Veggie Smoothie: Smoothies for Kids
Whoever came up with the idea to blend fruits and veggies together is a genius! There are so many delicious ways to get your daily intake of fruits and veggies, especially in the form of a refreshing smoothie. This is a great way to get a good amount of veggies into your kids, without them knowing it. Here are some great fruit and veggie blend ideas for smoothies:
- Spinach, banana and pineapple
- Grapefruit, carrot and ginger
- Carrot and apple
- Cantelope and lime
- Peach and ginger
Easy Green Smoothie Recipes: Kale and Banana
Powered by Green Smoothies
Easy Green Smoothie Recipes
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, these raw green smoothie recipes are a quick and easy way to get in your daily intake of greens. Also, green smoothies as opposed to green juice contain more fiber. Green smoothies increase energy and weight loss as well as overall improved health. Some critics of the green smoothie diet claim that oxalate content of some greens can cause kidney stones and worsen yeast overgrowth; goitrogens exacerbating thyroid issues; and fiber wreaking havoc for those with leaky gut, irritable bowel, and other digestive issues. With everything you hear these days, it's best to take these claims with a grain of salt. If all you the food you consumed in the day were green smoothies, then yes, I think there might be a problem. Anyways, green smoothies are great for your health and if made right, they can be delicious.
Powered by Green Smoothies is a documentary by Sergei Boutenko about how endurance athletes perform when given regular doses of green smoothies.
Best Vitamin C Refreshing Green Smoothie
Smoothies for Breakfast: Energy Boosting Smoothies
If energy is what you are lacking, good nutrition will give you the boost you need. Forget loading up on coffee, instead make yourself a refreshing, and energizing smoothie. Smoothies for breakfast! These smoothies for kids recipes can be enjoyed by all ages.Here are a few energy inducing smoothie combinations to get you started:
- Apple and beet (improves circulation)
- Peanut Butter, banana, spinach mixed with greek yogert and milk.
- Watermelon and mint
- Greens, berries and persimmon
- Mango and pineapple
Best Energy Boosting Smoothie:Apple and Beet
Weight Loss Smoothies
Smoothies, when made with the right ingredients, can be extremely healthy. A lot of people are drinking smoothies to promote healthy weight loss. The key to a proper and healthy weight loss smoothie is:
- Lean protein burns more calories throughout the day (tofu, plain yogurt or protein powder)
- Healthy fats to give your body energy to absorb vitamins
- High-fiber carbs-fruits such as raspberries or blueberries are great because they pack the least amount of sugar and the most fiber.