Time to Make Some Super Smoothies!
Smoothies are wonder drinks, whose health benefits are not lost on anyone. However, what would you say if you were told that there are certain ingredients, which could lend an even healthier edge to your favorite smoothie recipe? Of course you would be delighted, right? So, here is a list of ingredients to make your smoothie an even better, healthier start to your day!
Ingredients To Pep Up Smoothies
Those of you who are looking for a healthier and greener lifestyle, there is nothing better than adding some green tea to your smoothie. This is because green tea contains a cancer-fighting substance called catechins. Although people are including green tea as a hot drink in their daily diet regime, you can give it a twist by adding a half cup of this tea to your smoothie as its base.
Add a spot of vanilla essence, using vanilla extract or vanilla beans, to your smoothie and enjoy a glass full of calcium (to boost your bone density) and healthy probiotics (to keep your immune system super-charged). This ingredient also lends a fragrant edge to your smoothie.
If you want to guarantee regular bowel movement, flaxseed is your go-to ingredient. Whether you are making a strawberry smoothie , a banana smoothie , or a green tea smoothie , you can add these seeds to it and enjoy the benefits of extra fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which will keep your heart healthy.
If you are a strict vegetarian, you must be on the lookout for rich sources of protein. Since Tofu is high in protein, you will not feel the urge to grab a mid-morning snack after adding it to your smoothie. Try silken tofu which is commonly used in soups and sauces for its watery texture and lack of flavor. You will add protein to your smoothie, making it thicker without ruining its taste!
Relatively unknown, this fermented tea is very popular with natural food-lovers, who are well aware of its health benefits. This tea is packed with probiotics and you can really boost your immune system by adding half a cup or more of kombucha to your smoothie.
Well, we don't need to tell you about the health benefits of pomegranate, therefore, just get yourself a cup of juice and add it to your blender before you switch it on. This smoothie is especially helpful in relieving sore muscles after a strenuous workout.
Smoothies are the best way start your day and when you can make them even healthier with these super ingredients, there is no reason why you should not have a smoothie before beginning your day.