Healthy smoothies, happy body

Do you ever wonder why there is a growing number of people consuming healthy smoothies these days? Are you one of them? If you are, great for you, as your body is very happy with your healthy choices. If you haven’t started this great habit, wait no longer. The truth is, most smoothies are connected to different health reasons, but over all, they are just perfect for your health.

 

The best smoothies are nutrient-dense, providing vitamins and oils necessary for good nutrition. Fat is required for biological functions and burned by your body for energy; a good smoothie should have some dietary fat. Simply blending a banana with ice and skim milk does not make a good smoothie; there is almost no fat for the body to use in assimilating the vitamins, and there is little nutritive content at all. A healthy smoothie contains egg yolks, coconut oil, cream or other nutrient-dense foods. Smoothies are a great, simple way to get in the extra nutrition you need.

 

A smoothie for breakfast helps you get hydrated for the day, something soda and coffee won’t do. Since your body pulls water from many foods in order to stay hydrated, you won’t have to drink water when you’re sipping on a smoothie (especially a homemade one without sugar). Milk and yogurt are largely water, so if your smoothie is dairy-based, you’ll quench your thirst. In hot weather, add some ice cubes to the blender for extra water.

 

Smoothies made with dairy products as the bulk provide calcium for bone strength. Try yogurt or kefir, as these cultured milk products are good sources of probiotics and live cultures, and eight ounces provide almost a third of your daily requirement of calcium.

 

Last, but definitely not least, when you have a good blender and easily accessible, quality ingredients, making a delicious, healthy smoothies is a snap. Start with 8 to 16 oz. of  Almond milk, yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit.   Most fruits are high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals adding a power boost to your day.  Certain combinations are quite tropical and make a great summer treat.  Other excellent ingredient choices are raw Omega-3 egg yolks, extra virgin coconut oil, shredded coconut & pure vanilla extract. via The science of eating