Delicious smoothies and all about them!

Breakfast in a glass? All the fruit you need in one serving? What are we talking about? The smoothie of course!

OK, maybe you are asking: what is a smoothie? A smoothie is a type of milkshake made with milk or yogurt, fruit and often with spices. For some, a smoothie is more than just food, it is a lifestyle: a healthy, compact, convenient way to get your vitamins and minerals.

So a smoothie is generally made from milk, but not necessarily normal old milk. Soy milk, almond milk, rice milk… And there are so many healthy ingredients that you can add.

Blueberries – are full of antioxidants which help fight cancer and reverse memory loss and, like cranberries, contain compounds that help prevent urinary-tract infections.

Chia seeds – not only will this ‘super food’ thicken your smoothie, these little seeds are high in protein and essential fats.

Cacao – Not only adds flavor, cacao is rich in potassium, magnesium, iron and antioxidants.

Ginger – is said to help relieve stomach pain and it has effects like an anti-inflammatory. It might also help prevent cancer.

Avocados – Did you say avocados? Avocados work in both sweet and salty (kale, cucumber…) smoothies and are rich in vitamin E, good fat and plant-based protein.

So look for a smoothie shop near you and drink a tall glass of nutrition. Better yet, buy quality ingredients and make yourself one for breakfast every morning.

 

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10/02/2015Level - difficulty 2United StatesUnited States 2Audio