Smoothies have increased in popularity over the past few years and are beneficial for all types of dieters. Some of the best smoothie diet recipes assist dieters in providing fiber, maintaining hydration and high doses of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and natural fructose. The end product of a smoothie results in an easily digestible drink that delivers nutrients efficiently.
Here are three of the best types of smoothie diet recipes, that will promote energy and a way to feel good throughout the day:
Green smoothies usually contain antioxidants and chlorophyll, needed to boost the immune system. This smoothie contains a number of dark green vegetables with added fruit resulting in a pleasant taste. In addition, the smoothie contains a healthy dose of good fats to assist the body in absorbing the highest rates in nutrition.
-4 large Kale leaves, de-stemmed
-1 ripe Avocado, peeled
-4 Chard leaves, de-stemmed
-1 peeled, ripe banana
-½ a Parsley bunch
-1 Aloe-Vera leaf
-3 small Pears
-½ bunch of “Dandelion” greens
-750ml of chilled water
The stems of the chard and kale leaves will need to be removed. The avocado and banana must be peeled and the seed removed from the Avo. All the ingredients can be blended by slowly adding the chilled water until the required consistency is obtained.
Vitamin C Smoothie
This is one of the more favored smoothie recipes for the winter season to fight off colds and flu. In addition, this smoothie contains high levels of antioxidants that assist the body in ridding the free radicals which can cause illnesses and disease.
-1 500g punnet of fresh strawberries ( leaves removed)
-2 ripened bananas, sliced and peeled
-1 small orange, skin removed
-1 cup of cubed cantaloupe
-1 cup of frozen or fresh blueberries
-Few blocks of ice
All the fruits will require to be peeled, washed and placed into the blender along with the ice cubes. The smoothie will require around two minutes on the highest speed or until the mixture becomes frothy and smooth.
Creating Personalized Smoothie Diet
Custom made smoothies are easy to make by using green vegetables like arugula, kale, chard or spinach. These green vegetables should be combined with sweet tasting fruits like apples, pears or bananas. Adding in a vegetable or fruit that contains a higher water content for extra hydration benefits will include melons or cucumbers. All the ingredients will need to be blended well on a high speed for at least two minutes.
Smoothies that provide a way to prevent hunger pangs during the day, or a way to replace a meal can be made up using chosen vegetables and fruits along with a protein source like Chia seeds, silken tofu or full cream yogurt or even a protein or whey powder. Powdered supplements are a fantastic way to add in additional fiber or protein doses to a smoothie.
Smoothies should always be consumed directly after blending to ensure all the required nutrients are easily absorbed into the body.