12 Sep the art of smoothie making
Smoothies are a fantastic way to receive a boost of fruits, veggies, protein, healthy fats and more. Prepared wisely, these drinks can be very nutritious and wonderful options as a meal replacement or snack. Plus, there are so many recipes to try.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind the next time you plan to sip on a nutritious smoothie.
- Don’t forget the veggies. While fruit is probably the most popular ingredient in the majority of smoothie recipes, it’s important not to forget the addition of the ever so healthful vegetables of your choice. Your blood sugar and energy levels will thank you! Plus, the powerful taste of fruit will overpower the nose crinkle and not-so-great taste most people imagine that veggies have to offer in a drink.
- Add some protein. Protein helps with muscle tissue recovery and feeling fuller longer. Options for protein include both animal and plant-based foods. Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, whey protein powder, nuts and nut butters, soy milk, and pea protein powder to name a few.
- Healthy fats are optional, but great. Omega 3 sources, such as ground flax seed, chia seed, and hemp seed provide a healthy boost to your smoothie.
Check out the smoothie recipes included in this week’s list of recipes.RECIPES FOR THIS WEEK