In the fast-paced world we live in today, it seems almost impossible to source and eat real, whole foods. However, being healthy may not take as much time as you think. For those that forget to eat a fruit for a snack or to have vegetables with their meals, there is a perfect solution for you!You guessed it, it’s a smoothie!
A smoothie can act as your daily multi-vitamin from a whole food source. AND it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and drink!
Benefits of smoothies:
They prevent chronic disease.
There is some preliminary research that suggest ingesting green smoothies on a daily basis can help to prevent chronic disease.(1)
Eat spinach without tasting it!
Smoothies can give you the benefit of eating oxygen-rich green foods even if you don’t like the taste! Have you ever tried mixing spinach with blackberries and bananas? For those that don’t like spinach, it’s a great way to get all the phytonutrients that spinach has to offer without even tasting it! A smoothie helps to hide flavors you may not be too keen on.
Different coloured smoothies can offer different benefits:
Purple smoothies are high in anthocyanins and resveratrol that have health benefits like reducing the risk of cancer, helping the liver to detoxify, lowering bad cholesterol, healing ulcers, and lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. Green smoothies are filled with chlorophyll that help to oxygenate the blood. Diseases like cancer and diabetes cannot thrive in cells that are rich in oxygen.
Have constipation? Have a smoothie!
A smoothie is rich in fiber and water which will definitely help the motility of your gut. For a little extra help, you can add more fiber to a smoothie in the form of chia seeds or flaxseed.
Smoothies give you a bang for your buck!
They are much cheaper than investing in a high-quality multivitamin from a whole food source. You can make smoothies daily with much less money than it would cost to get a coffee from a famous name brand cafe.
Smoothies give you energy!
One smoothie a day in a short period of time will have you feeling more energized than drinking 3 cups of coffee. With all the tasks a lot of us have to do in one day, having more energy is definitely a welcome benefit.
Still not convinced? Try one of our smoothie recipes here. Trust us, you won’t regret it.