If you are looking to slim down or maintain your current weight, try adding smoothies to your diet. A smoothie can replace a full meal if it contains an array of healthy ingredients. It will satisfy your taste buds and give your body the fuel it needs to make it through the day. Let’s take a look at some of the specific benefits of smoothies and examine three uber-healthy smoothie recipes.

Healthy Benefits of Smoothies
Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Those who pack their smoothies with foods that are high in fiber enjoy even more benefits than those who simply consume those fruits and vegetables whole. Fiber keeps you regular but also makes you feel fuller than you really are. A fiber-laden smoothie can function as an entire meal that wards off cravings for salty snacks or sugary delights. Consider how tedious it is to eat raw fruits and vegetables one-by-one. These foods are not fulfilling in the slightest. Yet when you mix them up into a smoothie, they become quite tasty, making it that much easier to get your daily allowance of the nutrients contained within fruits and vegetables. A tasty smoothie is the perfect way to help youngsters consume the proper amount of nutrient-packed foods. If your child balks at a plain tasting smoothie, mix in some agave or even 100% fruit juice for some added flavor. The sugar in these sweeteners is drastically offset by the vitamins and minerals present in the rest of the smoothie.

Food experts are in agreement that the consumption of water and other liquids fools people into thinking that they are full. This is precisely why smoothies promote weight loss. There is a considerable amount of water, milk, juice and other types of liquid in the average smoothie. This liquid drink also aids digestion and prevents constipation thanks to the fact that the blender “chews” the food for you. This chewing greatly reduces the burden placed on your digestive system.

If you are looking for a way to detox, look no further than your blender or smoothie maker. A smoothie containing detoxifying ingredients such as kale or dandelion greens will help you body detoxify. It is also worth noting that the human body absorbs and assimilates the nutrients in smoothies quite easily compared to those received through a traditional meal.

Beet Apple Ginger Smoothie

This is one of the healthiest smoothies ever created. The cucumber provides hydration and caffeic acid, a helpful antioxidant that combats silica and swelling. The beets are chock full of folic acid, fiber and iron. The ginger helps prevent indigestion, inflammation and nausea. Blend the following ingredients in your smoothie maker:

½ cup water

1 juiced lemon

½ cup dandelion greens

¼ peeled and diced cucumber

1 cup frozen beets (cubed)

½ cup apple cider

2 tablespoons of peeled ginger slices

Banana Dream Smoothie

The Banana Dream smoothie promotes digestion while helping to prevent heartburn and nausea. The ingredients are as follows:

1 sliced banana

1 tablespoon of honey

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 tablespoon of honey

6 ounces of vanilla yogurt

1/2 half teaspoon of grated ginger

If you are a vegan, consider putting in a halved vitamin B pill for added nutrition.

The Fruity Turmeric SmoothieHealthy Smoothie Recipes

This creative smoothie tastes fantastic and is loaded with nutritious ingredients. The turmeric and grapes have helpful anti-inflammatory properties. The watercress acts as a natural diuretic. The banana contains potassium that benefits the body in a variety of ways. Gather these ingredients and blend them for a full minute:

Half a lemon, squeezed

1 cup of coconut milk

1 teaspoon ground turmeric

1 sliced banana

½ cup baby kale

½ cup watercress

½ cup hemp protein powder

1 cup of green grapes


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