Starting your day with nutrient-rich smoothies are not just healthy but also easy to make. Adding smoothies to your morning or night meal would be a great complement to your daily diet plan. Smoothies are very filling and enriched with vitamins and minerals and proteins and carbs and fibers etc.
Smoothies have a base ingredient (like fruits, veggies, cereals, nuts), a liquid base (like milk, soya milk, almond milk, cashew milk or coconut milk) and a sweetener (like sugar, honey, dates, jaggery). Well there are many smoothie shops where you can grab one but they are with added sugars and flavors which may not be healthy. Instead Let your blenders be on hustle, start making smoothies at home so that you can save money as well as you have whole control over what goes into your body.
APPLE OATS SMOOTHIE
It’s rich in protein and beta-glucan, a type of fiber present in oats that improves our immunity. Oats provide antioxidants, maintain lower blood sugar levels and promote gut health, help boost collagen production, and improve your skin health. Apple cider can help kill harmful bacteria, promotes faster weight loss and accelerates fat burning, and acts primarily as a detoxifying agent.
Add one cup of apples and one-fourth cup of oats and a half a cup of milk or soya milk or yogurt and one tablespoon of apple cider, one-fourth teaspoon of cinnamon and one cup of ice cubes Blend them smoothly using a blender and serve them into a best juice tumbler glass
Nutrition per serving: 360 calories, 11 g fat (2g sat fat) 13 g protein, 48g carbs (3g fibers) 30 g sugars
BANANA ALMOND SMOOTHIE
Filled with healthy fats and a good amount of proteins and restores electrolytes. Coconut water aids in hydration and is high in potassium, improves skin health and cholesterol-free, etc. Banana helps you feel full, supports heart health by regulating blood pressure lowers the risk of heart diseases, and improves digestion. Whey protein helps in muscle building and repairing skin and tissues.
In a blender, add half a cup of coconut water, three tbsp of almond butter and one scoop of whey protein powder, one tablespoon of hemp seeds, one frozen banana, and one cup of ice cubes until it gets a smooth texture. This serves two.
Nutrients ( per serving ): 325 calories, 16g fat, 20g protein, 25g carbs (4g fiber), 15g sugars.
This thick smoothie also tastes as good as ice cream. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids in protein breakdown and reduces bloating, and reduces the risk of cancer. Boost your immunity and digestion and metabolism overall. Cleans your blood. It has a large number of nutrients and is low in calories and is rich in vitamins. Honey aids in good memory, relieve stress and anxiety
Add one cup low-fat milk, one cup of pineapple pieces, one cup of ice cubes (you can also add one tablespoon of honey as a sweetener which is completely optional) into a blender and blend it until the mixture gets smooth
Nutrition (per serving): 280 calories, 3.3g fat (2g fat), 54g carbs (2 g fibers), 13g proteins, 45 g sugars.
They are low-calorie meals of the day. Smoothies are made with fruits, veggies, nuts, etc. They are easily prepared in a few minutes so it’s the go staple. We often skip our breakfast as it takes so much time while running late to the office. Smoothies will help you save time and have breakfast leisurely. They are the best choices for a healthy breakfast. Apart from smoothies make sure to have your daily meals with a balanced amount of nutrients in proper proportions.