One amazing food trend, which I absolutely adore is the SMOOTHIE craze!
Processing foods into a liquid state makes it so much easier for your body to digest, It's quicker and more efficient. Basically, you will receive beneficial nutrients straight into your system. This means, you are likely to boost your immune system, and therefore fight of illnesses much faster.
The list of ingredients for smoothies is endless. Getting creative will help you try new flavor combinations. If you aren't the kind of person who can sit down and enjoy a bowl of veggies or fruit, smoothies are a clever way of disguising them in a nourishing blend. They become far more palatable. Not to mention, your digestive system takes a break, as the food is already broken down for you.
I'm going to give a few recipes so you can better understand what constitutes a healthy smoothie. If you can get used to these ingredients, you will be more likely to make better food choices when you aren't simply using the blender.
Banana Ginger Smoothie
Soothe digestion, heartburn, nausea, and other stomach trouble with the fresh ginger in this natural remedy smoothie recipe.
1 banana, sliced
¾ c (6 oz) vanilla yogurt
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp freshly grated ginger
Option: add a scoop of WAZOOGLE vanilla protein powder. (see in store)
COMBINE the banana, yogurt, honey, ginger and smoothie powder. Blend until smooth.
Full of antioxidants to help cleanse and nourish your body.
1 c frozen unsweetened berries (blueberries/raspberries/strawberries)
¾ c chilled coconut milk
¼ c chopped apple
1½ Tbsp honey
2 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
Option: Add a scoop of TAKA Tumeric smoothie mix. (see in store)
COMBINE all ingredients in blender, adding lemon juice to taste. Puree until smooth. Pour into 2 chilled glasses.
TIPS AND HINTS:
- Freezing fruit and then blending means smoothies stay chilled without being watered down with ice.
- Using honey, adds a natural sweetness.
- A spoon of nut butter will add a beautiful creaminess, not to mention added Omega 3.
- If you are lactose intolerant, substitute yoghurt with almond milk, coconut cream or rice milk.
- Adding protein powder to your smoothies is a great way to balance carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
HAPPY SMOOTHIE MAKING