Smoothies are a staple in my diet.They are the easiest way to get a nutrient dense meal or snack anytime. Trust me, blending veggies has never tasted so good. I have created a simple handout that takes the guess work out of making a smoothie (see below).
Ask any nutritionist their number one advice, and they will tell you, “Eat whole foods, unprocessed foods, and foods that were grown with intention and without genetic modification.” When you eat this way, you are fueling your body and cells. I know adhering to a whole foods diet can seem daunting, I hear it all the time. But this is where smoothies come in. Smoothies make eating whole foods a piece of cake (you know what I mean). Smoothies are a game changer.
Benefits of Smoothies May:
- Increase energy
- Contains Fiber
- Improve digestion
- Decrease food cravings
- Improve skin tone (decreased acne)
- Increase nail and hair health
- Promote weight loss
- Decrease recovery time after hard workouts
You can tailor your smoothies to your specific needs, by incorporating ingredients that promote weight loss (coconut oil, chia seeds, yerba mate and greens), detoxification (leafy greens, cilantro, chlorella, chia seeds and flax seeds), or energy boosting (greens, yerba mate, maca powder and chia seeds). Food is powerful. Food is medicine.
You can use any blender to make smoothies, however, I recommend a high powered blender. I personally don’t like chunky smoothies so I stick with my vitamix. If you do not have a high powered blender yet, you will not regret the investment. I use my vitamix several times a day for smoothies, soups, dips, nut butters and more. The vitamix opens the cells walls making the vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and fruits more bioavailable for our bodies to use.
Download the free smoothie guide –> Smoothie Making Guide