When in doubt over what to eat, smoothies save the day. Time-saving, effortless, nutritious and miraculously fat burning. Smoothies are the new pills for body strength and immunity.
Did you know, that smoothies can cure an unending list of ailments? Ranging from reducing the risk of heart attacks to regularising your hormones, good smoothies made from pesticide-free vegetables and fruits and can help you anti-age and regain your health with no side effects.
Superfood shakes & their nutritional benefits
These are not just cures for the symptoms of a disease, (like some commercial medicines are) but the cure for the disease itself.
Speaking of smoothies, it’s best when you include superfoods in them. Now, what are superfoods?
Superfoods are foods — mostly plant-based but also some fish and dairy — that are thought to be nutritionally dense and thus great for one’s health. Blueberries, salmon, kale and acai are a few examples of foods that have garnered the “superfood” label.
You can find these superfoods right in your nearby grocery store or organic produce market. Here’s a list of items considered and known as superfoods today.
- Dark green leafy vegetables(DGLV)
- Yogurt and kefir
- Nuts and seeds
- Olive Oil
- Sweet potato
Check out these intensely healing superfood shakes, right below:
#1 Apple banana smoothie
This is a classic smoothie that serves as an energy bomb to kickstart your day.
Recipe and ingredients: 1 apple, 1 ripe banana, cold milk, and some ice. Add the ingredients to a blender and blend till smooth.
#2 Antioxidant cherry smoothie
This super smoothie can prove miraculous in anti-aging your skin and internal organs.
Recipe and ingredients: 1 ripe frozen banana,1/2 cup frozen berries and cherries, 1/2 fresh banana, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, 1 tbsp hemp seeds, 1tbsp coconut flakes and a bit of ice.
#3 Quinoa plum smoothie
This smoothie is to die for and trust me, you’ll be feeling anything but dull after downing this beauty.
Recipe and Ingredients: 1 large ripe plum, pitted and cut into chunks, a few large ice cubes, 1 cup almond milk, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 cup cooked quinoa and 1/2 cup frozen banana.
#4 Avocado chocolate smoothie
Looking for something to control your appetite? Look no further than this.
Recipe and Ingredients: 1 avocado, 2 bananas, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 2 cups almond milk or coconut milk and 1-2 tsp cocoa powder.
#5 Turmeric pineapple coconut smoothie
This smoothie can help you shed the calories and keep you looking young for a long long time.
Recipe and Ingredients: 1 cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp cold-pressed coconut oil, 1 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp chia seeds, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple and1 frozen banana.
#6 Coconut oats smoothie
This smoothie is something you don’t want to miss out.
Recipe and Ingredients: 1/3 cup Greek yogurt,1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice,1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/2 banana, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tbsp honey and 1/2 cup ice.
#7 Kale pineapple smoothie
This particular combo has all the necessary nutrients required for your body.
Recipe and Ingredients: 2 cups chopped kale leaves, 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt, 1 to 3 tsp honey, 3/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup frozen pineapple, 2 tbsp peanut butter and 1 frozen banana.
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