Cool Smoothie Tips For A Warm Summer
After all, there isn’t much that’s better than enjoying a yummy fruit smoothie on a hot summer day. But what if we told you that smoothies are a lot more than just a tasty summer treat? It’s true! These delicious, versatile drinks come with a number of great benefits.
Benefits Of Smoothies
Smoothies are both cold and delicious, and they are also a fantastic way to fuel your body with healthy whole foods. Here are some of the many benefits of blending up your favorite summer smoothies.
1. They Help Curb Cravings. Nearly every homemade smoothie recipe calls for foods that are packed with important nutrients. Recipes that call for foods that contain healthy fats, proteins, and carbs can help you feel full, which means you’ll be less tempted to reach for unhealthy snacks later.
2. They’re Rich In Antioxidants. The main role of antioxidants in your diet is that they help to curb the effects of oxidative stress, which can impact both the inside and outside of your body. Most notably, oxidative stress can impact your immune health, cognitive function, and the appearance of your skin. Many fruits and veggies that are used in smoothies are loaded with powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, and chlorophyll.
3. They Aid in Digestion. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes are all rich in fiber, which is wonderful news for your digestive tract. In fact, it’s recommended to consume about 14 grams of fiber for every 1000 calories of food. Making smoothies with a combination of fruits, veggies, and nuts or nut butter will help you provide your body with all the fiber it needs for smooth and comfortable digestion.
4. They Can Boost Your Mood. Fresh fruits and veggies are excellent at helping to reduce stress, especially if they are organic, and a reduction in stress often leads to an increase in happiness. In particular, smoothie ingredients like broccoli, spinach, bananas, and coconut are rich in nutrients like folic acid and omega-3s, both of which can help promote a positive mood.
Our Favorite Smoothie Tips
Technically speaking, there is no science or strict recipe to making the perfect summer smoothie. But we have a few helpful tips we want to share that will help give you the perfect smoothie experience.
Peeling and chopping smoothie ingredients can be messy and time-consuming. Save yourself some time and the mess by preparing as many of your smoothie ingredients ahead of time as possible. You can chop up fruits and veggies and pack them up in portions that work for you. Store them in a reusable freezer bag and pop them in the freezer. This way, whenever you want a smoothie, all you have to do is empty a bag, add a little liquid, and blend. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have the perfect smoothie without the mess.
Think About Your Base
The best smoothies are built on a strong, liquid foundation. Before throwing in your favorite fruits and veggies, consider what kind of liquid you plan to use. You can use water, milk, coconut water, nut milk, and fruit juice. When choosing, keep in mind the sugar content of the liquid as well as the fact that your choice may impact the final flavor of your smoothie.
Give It A Boost With Superfoods
Superfoods are loaded with many of the nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. What’s more? Many of the best superfoods out there make perfect additions to any smoothie recipe! Some of the best superfoods for your smoothies include acai berries, chia seeds, hemp seeds, green tea, and blue-green algae.
While smoothies are full of whole food goodness, they could always benefit from the addition of natural supplements. Adding supplements that contain probiotics, enzymes, and antioxidants will give your smoothie a healthy boost, and your whole body will thank you for it.
Remember That Order Matters
Did you know that the way you layer your smoothie ingredients can determine the overall texture of your smoothies? It’s true! Avid smoothie lovers suggest that you start with liquids (milk, water, etc.), then powders like supplements, followed by greens and other soft ingredients like yogurt. Finally, top it off with any frozen fruits and ice. Blend to your preference, serve it up and enjoy!
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What’s more? This convenient powder supplement easily mixes with other ingredients to give your smoothies a nutrient boost without altering the taste!
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Sending You Tons of Love and Humongous Hugs,
Tina “Smoothie Queen” McDermott