Bolster your nutrition in a simple, easy way. Add some of the following ingredients to your next smoothie and take note of how much better you start to feel!
If you’re looking to incorporate more protein into your smoothies, Greek yogurt is a great way to do that. Adding plain, unsweetened yogurt will make your smoothie creamy. This add in also provides you with probiotics to help facilitate your digestive health.
Hemp seeds are another great smoothie add- in. An article written for smoothiesncookies.com explains, “Hemp seeds are high in omega 6, fiber, amino acids, fatty acids, and a lot of protein, more than any other seed types we could have mentioned. Research shows that hemp seeds are actually able to minimize your risk of heart disease, and they even give off anti-inflammatory properties too.”
Boost heart health and brain health by adding flaxseed into your smoothies. You won’t even notice the taste and you’ll be doing your body good by adding more Omega 3 fatty acids into your diet.
Apple Cider Vinegar
While you might not think ACV would make a great addition to a smoothie, you should still give it a try. An article written by Nan Schiller for foodal.com states, “The probiotic properties of this superfood make it a worthy complement to any juice blend to maintain a healthy gut. It also offers anti-inflammatory properties, may restore a healthy pH balance to the stomach, and has been said to provide some relief from acid reflux symptoms. Try incorporating apple cider vinegar into any recipe that includes pears, apples, and cucumbers for a pleasing taste sensation.”
Avocados are a superfood we all know and love. Have you ever tried throwing avocado into your smoothie? Some experts say that avocados can help prevent heart disease and help in battling cancer. They add a very subtle taste (almost indiscernible) and will make your smoothie nice and creamy.
Not only will cinnamon add a delicious taste to your smoothie, it helps your body regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Cinnamon also has antioxidant properties that prevent Omega-3 fatty acids from oxidizing too quickly within your body. This means you will be able to reap the benefits of the nutrients for a longer period of time. Freshly grated or ground cinnamon directly from a cinnamon stick will give you the greatest benefits. Give this add- in a try!
Did you know coconut oil has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties? This add- in helps balance blood sugar levels and some studies have shown it helps thyroid function. It’s also full of antioxidants. The best part however, is the mild coconut taste it will give your smoothie. Pair it with some tropical fruits to create a delicious flavor profile.
Food can be an incredible source of medicine when we utilize it correctly. Try these smoothie add- ins to help with whatever ails you.