Being the most important meal of the day, one should indulge in a healthy and yummy breakfast and for the fitness conscious people, nothing works better than these delicious smoothies. Quick and easy to whip up, having these in the morning give you a great-tasting and fresh start of the day.
A smoothie packed with vitamins and the yummy taste is a great way to start the day. It also freshen you up in the afternoon. Smoothies are easy and quick to make. If you are taking a healthy way to maintain sound well-being and want to become a regular smoothie taker, here are some tips.
Stash some fruit in the freezer. It will save you the time of cutting in the morning. Cut them in slices and freeze them. They will chill your smoothie instantly like ice (so that is gone) and retain their flavor and nutritional value as well.
After you have gotten the hang of the basics, experiment with different flavors. Add a spoonful of cinnamon, grated nutmeg, cocoa powder or vanilla essence before blending. You could add some texture to your smoothie by sprinkling toasted chopped nuts, whole oats or flaxseeds. It tastes amazing and keeps you fuller for longer!
Try mixing fruits and vegetables and you will be surprised how sweet fruits, blend so well with many vegetables making it super satisfying! Yum!
Follow are some healthy smoothies for you to try:
Also called love apples, tomatoes are great in the prevention of heart disease. These delicious tomatoes make an equally delicious Tomato Smoothie. The jelly-like stuff that surrounds the tomato seeds is high in salicylates rendering an anti-clotting effect on the blood.
Berries are not only delicious but highly nutritious as well. Paired with banana and flaxseed, you can make yourself a power-packed smoothie.
Flaxseeds are loaded with lignans and fiber. Lignans have proven to slow down the tumor growth in breast cancer. Flaxseeds are rich in magnesium which assists in controlled blood sugar and omega-3 fatty acids lower inflammation. The flaxseed-berry smoothie is delightful!
The most popular and loved smoothie is Banana Smoothie. Bananas contain potassium which helps in controlling blood pressure and vitamin B6 helps in keeping the blood sugar levels steady. It’s healthy and yum and filled with energy to get you started for the day!
Strawberries happen to be powerhouses of immune-boosting healthy nutrients. They are high in Vitamin C and low in calories. Strawberries contain potassium and are enriched with fiber which makes them an excellent option to keep you full with Strawberry Smoothie from breakfast till lunch.
Raspberries are delicious and contain antioxidants. They are extremely healthy. Beets produce nitric acid that helps in boosting the blood flow to the body and brain. After consuming a high-nitrate (beet juice also) aging adults had more blood flow to the white matter of the frontal lobes of their brain. Do try delicious Beet-Raspberry Smoothie!
Similar to other deep yellow and orange fruits mangoes are also high in beta-carotene. The high fiber content in mango makes it a very healthy Mango Smoothie. It also stimulates the feeling of fullness thus curbing your appetite.
There are so many ways you can apply your own creativity to your smoothies. Get in the kitchen and whips up some of your own refreshing and fruity smoothies!