Smoothies are creamy beverages made with a blend of puréed fruits, vegetables, juices, yogurt, nuts, seeds, and milk. They are a good way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet and rich in vitamins.
Exante, a company that puts food plans together for dieters, has shared its favourite smoothie recipes.
The first recipe is for a coffee and banana smoothie, which Exante says boosts your mood and energy.
The ingredients you need are: one frozen banana, eight grams of chia seeds, 125ml coconut water, one teaspoon of, ground almonds, and one shot of espresso.
Caffeine not only wakes you up, but also elevates levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain, make you feel more positive and energised.
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The next smoothie is berry and oat flavour.
The smoothie’s ingredients are one banana, one tablespoon of porridge oats, 80 grams of blueberries, 150ml milk, one teaspoon of honey, and one teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Since it contains a lot of milk, this smoothie is full of vitamin D, giving the body the nutrients it usually receives from sunlight.
Vitamin D keeps bones, teeth, and muscles healthy, according to the NHS, and a lack of it may cause health problems.
The final smoothie is orange and turmeric flavour.
This smoothie can again reduce stress, but also boosts the immune system and is filled with essential vitamins and minerals.
The ingredients are two quartered and peeled oranges, one chopped large carrot, one peeled piece of ginger, one teaspoon of powdered turmeric, and a pinch of black pepper.
Turmeric contains curcumin which helps with many metabolic diseases and age-related degenerative disorders, while ginger has been said to aid digestion, reduces nausea, and helps fight flu or a cold.
Additionally, oranges are rich in vitamin B and C, which help to boost the body’s metabolism.
A healthy metabolism ensures that the body uses these nutrients for energy rather than storing them as fat, therefore, it can also aid weight loss.