Eating healthy comes easy for some, but for many it can be a daily challenge. Knowing what to eat is half the battle. The other half is preparing foods that are high in nutrients, low in carbs, sugars, calories and preservatives, but still taste great. Smoothies can be the perfect food to add to your daily intake providing a healthy, wholesome boost of nutrition while filling the belly and satisfying the palate.
Let’s dive into a few key reasons why consuming whole-food smoothies can help you clean up your diet and eat healthier!
Smoothies Can Be Used to Fill Nutritional Gaps
No worries if you’re not in the mood to prepare and cook meals. Throw some wholesome goodness into a blender and you’ve got your nutritional requirements covered. It is almost endless all the delicious goodies you add into your smoothies daily. By adding things like cucumber and coconut milk to make it more alkalizing with electrolytes, avocado, flax and chia seeds for healthy fats, dark leafy greens, fresh or frozen berries and colorful veggies to up the antioxidants and all-around nutritional value. And we must not forget the added protein and scoop of additional greens with prebiotics, probiotics, nutritional grasses and much more!
Smoothies Can Be Very Low in Calories and Still Very Filling
Adding plenty of “whole-foods” to your smoothie like tomato, avocado, vegetables and even nut butters can make for a wholesome, low calorie, super delicious and filling smoothie to enjoy for a meal. Fruits can be added for a sweet treat flavor, however, due to their ability to spike the blood sugar, use sparingly and stick to low sugar varieties like berries for best results.
Smoothies Are Quick And Easy To Prepare
Healthy meal prep doesn’t get any easier than making a smoothie. They are great for that on-the-go meal while driving to work, home from the gym or running errands around town. Pick your ingredients and put it in the blender. and pour and you’re ready to go. Clean up is quick and the only dishes left to clean are the glass you poured your smoothie in and possibly the knife you used to chop up your produce.
Smoothies Taste Great
Think dessert! Craving that strawberry ice cream shake, pumpkin apple pie spice, or perhaps a burst of peanut butter and chocolate flavor? No problem. Simply add to your smoothie mix and enjoy! The flavors are endless!
Smoothies, when made with wholesome add-ins, can add a serious nutritional punch to your diet regimen. Sure, not every smoothie will be a big hit, but a little trial and error will help you find a few favorites that you don’t mind drinking week after week. Overall, they will make a delicious and nutritious addition to your healthy diet.