Did you ever wonder how a spa trip for your mouth would sound like? Of course, you must’ve experienced a body spa treatment, but spa for a mouth? Yes, We’re not kidding. It exists and is quite refreshing as a morning breeze on a sunny day.
OK. Your cue is fruits and veggies and all the goodness that a glass could hold. Can’t figure out yet? It’s the scrumptious smoothies that not only guarantee several health benefits but also are the reason for all the blended flavors this universe can offer us.
Top 6 Health Benefits of Smoothies
Want to effortlessly gain health benefits without spending or moving much? Read on to discover the unlimited power of smoothies.
1.Burn Fat the Healthy Way
Whether you know it or not, smoothies are the best yet effective method to bust fat. And, as the fat gets busted, you know what’s going to happen. Oh yeah; you’re going to lose weight. You won’t need to swallow those bitter pills because, with smoothies, you’ll be a victim of the secret weight loss weapon, the flavonoids.
It sounds a bit strange, but flavonoids help you lose weight instead of gaining it. A blueberry smoothie can help stop the development of fat cells. Always make sure that you’re using fat burning fruits and veggies in your smoothies to lose and maintain your weight with a pinch of flavor!
2. It’s a Skin Thing
Since a usual spa treatment would bring your skin to a glow on the outside (with limited health benefits), smoothies are rich in healthy compounds that not only make your skin glow from the outside but also make your metabolism and functioning better. It’s kind of like ‘you’re what you eat’ thing.
3. Smoothie = Hydration
Although you need about 6-8 glasses of water to keep yourself hydrated, if you’re having smoothies, you’ve already crossed the half of that daily recommendation line. A variety of fruits and veggies are abundant sources of water, which upon consumption, fulfill your water-based needs.
4. Stay Fuller and Satiated
Craving for junk food and snacks, as a result, increases your cravings. To avoid such deleterious health impacts, you can make smoothies your best friends whenever you feel your stomach growling.
Try using fruits and veggies rich in fiber protein, and fats, such as avocado and spinach, with dairy like Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.
A thick, creamy blend of avocado smoothie is going to be the best thing in the morning, which not only will curb your snacking habit, but also make you feel satiated for longer!
5. Less Growling, More Digestion
If you’re into fruit smoothies only, you might also want to check out the ‘green’ version of these too. By green version, we mean the smoothies made up of leafy green veggies, such as spinach, celery, collard, or kale.
These green smoothies are packed with alkaline compounds that counteract best with the acidic gut reflux and heartburn. You can add some berries and carrots to your smoothies to make your digestion easier and better.
6. The Antioxidant Masterpiece
It’s all over the internet: antioxidants are the best bet to prevent skin damage, heart diseases, cancer, and other metabolic diseases. If you can’t eat all the fruits rich in antioxidants, try smoothies.
They’re your gateway to an antioxidant-rich diet, through which you can attain a better metabolism and lose fat as well. Don’t hesitate to add some grapes, leafy green veggies, sweet potatoes, and blueberries to your smoothies to get the perfect antioxidant combo!
3 Smoothie-licious Recipes to Make your Day
Now that we’ve come across some really nice and healthy benefits, it’s time you learn some healthy smoothie recipes to add to your diet. If you’re on a smoothie diet, these are guaranteed to become your favorite!
So bust out the Vitamix and try these top blends today.
This is the perfect time to grab some banana and ginger from your pantry and start drinking to ease digestion, heartburn, nausea or any other gut problem. This affair isn’t just a smoothie; it’s a natural remedy.
- 1 banana, chopped
- Half tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
- ¾ cup vanilla-flavored yogurt
- 1tbsp. Honey
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a nice and creamy texture. Garnish with a banana slice and serve.
We all love berries no matter if they’re red, blue, or black. It’s the flavor that keeps us coming back for more. You can kick-start your day with this berrylicious blend and give your taste buds a surprise treat.
- ¼ cup frozen pitted cherries
- 1 cup raspberries (frozen would do better)
- ¾ cup chilled unsweetened rice or almond milk
- 2tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
- 2tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1tsp. ground flaxseed
- 1½ tbsp. honey
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the concoction is smooth. Pour in two chilled glasses and garnish with some powdered sugar and berries.
Pop up and dive in that pineapple sensation! Just a sip and it’ll take you to the wondrous coasts of Hawaii. This rich and creamy blend is going to be your favorite vacation drink from now on!
- 1 cup pineapple chunks
- 1 cup vanilla-flavored yogurt
- 6 large ice cubes
Combine the yogurt and ice cubes in the blender. Continue by pulsing to get the blend in one icy mass. Now add pineapple chunks and blend until you reach your desired consistency. Eureka! Zuka Zuma pineapple topped with a pineapple chunk and an umbrella will be your resort!
There’s no doubt that nature knows how to take care of us. It provides us with raw supplies to utilize and strengthen ourselves. Smoothies are an imaginative use of these powerful and healthy foods that allow us to achieve all the benefits nature is offering us. Apart from the list of smoothies mentioned, you can allow your creativity to flourish and blend in healthy foods you love to eat (or drink).