Few things in life are as quick, easy, convenient and nutritious as a homemade smoothie. Lower in sugar and chock full of fruits and veggies these nutritious wonders not only taste good but your family will love them too! They are a cost effective way to boost nutrition and relieve the fruit and veggie guilt we all have. All you need is a decent blender and your imagination.
The best place to start is with what you have in your fridge. Focus on using whole fruits and veggies, good fats and other nutrient boosters like hempseeds, herbs, spices or a plant based protein. Ingredients that are not suitable for salads or dips lend their nutrition and taste to smoothies beautifully. Start with a more fruit base smoothie until your family’s taste buds acclimatize and then move towards including greens such as spinach and kale. You may even want to try savory smoothies as well.
In addition to all these great benefits, smoothies supply your body with the right fuel to keep your energy up throughout the day, they are a healthy option for unhealthy cravings, improve the look of your skin, improve mental clarity with their positive nutrients and may help you shed a few pounds to boot. Not mention it is fun to be a modern day alchemist mixing and matching ingredients.
Simply stated smoothies should be in everyone weekly meal plan as a delicious way to live a healthier life.