Tips for Summertime Smoothies!
Smoothies are great because you can control what goes into them, they are mobile and they cool you off on a hot day. Plus, they’re some of the healthiest drinks you can have. Most of the time, smoothies can replace a snack or mini meal depending on what you put into the mix. Also, depending what you add can help you manage your blood sugar level.
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Avocados : Avocados have been shown to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells, is also a fantastic source of Vitamin E and helps maintain good heart health. Among other things, avocados are delicious.
Fresas: Strawberries are packed with antioxidants, promote eye health and have been shown to prevent cancer. Plus, strawberries boost immunity so you don’t get sick as often.
Mango: Mangos help to clear skin as well as lower cholesterol and alkalizes the whole body, meaning it keeps your acids in check. Remember not to use too much because they might raise your blood sugar twice as fast as you’d like, so be careful!
Raspberries: Containing a third of the fiber that you’re supposed to have in a day in just one serving. Also full of antioxidants, raspberries also alleviate arthritis and also helps in cancer prevention.
Almond milk: For the creamy texture you might be looking for, try almond milk.It has 25% Vitamin D and it has 30% of the calcium you need in a day. Plus, it is low in sugar, contains vitamin E and helps your heart!
Greek yogurt: Full of protein to keep you fuller longer, Greek yogurt is also low in sugar (check the nutrition label), high in calcium and creamy for your smoothie!
Also rich in nutrients is kale, spinach and celery. In fact, these fantastic vegetables will taste a bit better in smoothies and also will be hidden by the fruit you add. Instead of using milk, remember that water helps detox your body.