Healthy Ingredients For Smoothies
When it comes to smoothies, it can be difficult to choose delicious ingredients to add to your smoothie. While a green smoothie, strawberry and mango smoothie and banana and strawberry smoothie are all great options. Check out the list of delicious ingredients you can add to your morning smoothie. Get creative and make a new breakfast smoothie each day.
- Fresh Mint
Fresh mint is one of the best ingredients to add to your morning smoothie. Mint promotes digestion and it has healing properties. Even if you add just a few leaves of fresh mint, it will give your smoothie a unique flavor that you will definitely like. You can also use frozen mint, if you don€™t have the fresh one.
- Cashew Nuts
Rich in MUFA cashews promote healthy triglyceride levels. High triglyceride levels can increase the risk of heart disease and it can be prevented by adding a few unsalted cashews in your diet. While watching your weight, try eating cashews in moderation as they are rich in calories. Add them to the smoothies and it can also be enjoyed by Diabetics.
Want sweetness in the smoothie but afraid of extra unwanted calories? Add cinnamon! It stabilizes blood glucose and cholesterol levels. Cinnamon gives flavor and taste to and adding them in morning kale- spinach smoothies can elevate your mood and give you a feeling of freshness.
Grounded flaxseeds are rich source of fiber and omega 3 fats. Add them in the smoothie as they are perfect for people who are trying to boost their fiber intake. Take half a teaspoon of ground flaxseeds in the beginning and gradually increase to a tablespoon. Flaxseeds are good for men and women in both the forms- whole and grounded as they help lower the risk of prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women.
- Chia Seeds
Chia seeds make great ingredient in the morning smoothies. High in omega fatty acids as well as iron, fiber, protein, and zinc, they lower blood pressure, reduce food cravings keep you hydrates. Chia seeds packed with antioxidants that help protect your body from free radicals, premature aging and cancer
While the above article guides you to eating healthier, there is no substitute for customized professional advice given by a qualified nutritionist. We urge you to speak to your personal dietician or if you need help, contact a nutritionist at Qua Nutrition.
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