There is no denying that fruits and veggies are an important component of a happy and healthy life! Unfortunately, very few of us are actually consuming the recommended amount of fruits and veggies needed to function at optimal health. The truth of the matter is, if you want to be slim, strong, comfortable, energetic and gorgeous, you’ve just gotta get those fruits and veggies in!
One of the easiest ways to make sure you are consuming enough fruits and veggies is to drink them! Smoothies are quick, refreshing and relatively low calorie! Try these three smoothies that are sure to change your health and appearance. Even mix and match some ingredients to get benefits that are catered towards your goals.
With flu season in full swing, keeping your immune system strong is super important. You should try and get adequate amount of nutrients like selenium, zinc, vitamin C, potassium, and vitamin A. Try this delicious smoothie to help you survive flu season.
1 cup Almond milk
7 strawberries with tops removed
1 handful of blueberries *freeze the night before if possible
1 handful of cut up kale leafs
1/2 an apple
1 tablespoon of raw local honey (also great for allergy symptoms)
1 wedge of lemon *add more according to taste
About 2 sprigs of fresh mint
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 handful of ice cubes
The Face Lift
Of course the key to perfect skin is a balanced diet. After all, healthy is beautiful. Certain micronutrients, including vitimans A, E, C and B6 are especially crucial to achieving the skin everyone dreams of. Try this delicious smoothie to help clear breakouts, diminish discoloration and prevent wrinkles.
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 fresh kiwi
¼ cup chopped carrots
¼ cup pineapple
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 handful of kale
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1/2 teaspoon collagen powder
We cannot stress enough, the importance of digestion and gut health. After all, the gut and its nerves is now known to be “our second brain”. Things like collagen and L-glutamine help aid in digestion and soothe inflammation that contributes to things such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and leaky gut syndrome. There are also enzymes such as bromelain, which can be found in pineapple, that help aid in healthy digestion. bromelain help break down proteins which makes digesting your food significantly easier on your body. Try drinking this smoothie to keep your gut happy and healthy.
⅔ a banana
½ cup pineapple
1 handful of spinach
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
½ coconut water
We can sometimes underestimate the miraculous healing benefits of food! The best part is, we have easy access to some of natures best remedies! Sometimes improving your health and well-being can be as simple as taking an extra ten minutes out of your day to blend up a smoothie, or add in more of a specific fruit or vegetable to your diet. Whether you are trying to prevent something, or reverse damage already done, consult a nutritionist
to see if you are working towards or away from your goals.