Cold and creamy beverages with shiny vivid color, green smoothies are among the most popular fitness and nutrition trends. These frozen drinks are both delightful to the taste buds and helpful to the body's organs.
Smoothies gained popularity because of two qualities, one they are so easy to make, two they are very flexible to personal preferences.
There is no perfect way to make a smoothie. Countless recipes exist everywhere on fitness websites and magazines. Some of these are very healthy, and some of them are not. It all depends on what you put in the blender.
Unlike weight gain or sugary smoothies filled with carbs and proteins, a vegan smoothie is a blend of vegetables and fruits. It contains a wide range of vitamins, essential minerals, fibers, and antioxidants.
The world health organization (WHO) recommends five servings (400g) of fruits and vegetables every day. However, this mark is hardly met by most adults.
If you are falling short of these servings, the vegan beverage will pack your diet with the needed amount of fruits and vegetables.
The following seven recipes are your guide for an extremely healthy, absolutely delicious homemade beverages.
the detox smoothie
Our bodies are continually trying to buffer oxidants with antioxidants. Oxidants are harmful molecules generated from the accumulation of toxins, introduced to the body through processed foods, pollutants, and medications. These toxins place a heavy load on the liver and kidneys. Impairing their activity in the long term.
Detoxifying drinks are rich in antioxidants that boost the body's ability to eliminate these toxins.
Ingredients: apples, kiwi, cucumber, ginger, herbs (parsley or mint), chia seeds, kale (or any leafy greens), and coconut water.
Make sure the apples you purchase are organic. As apples are usually heavily sprayed with pesticides.
How great it is a cold beverage that fills the stomachs, provides all essential nutrients, and helps you lose weight. Though it has a large volume, a slimming smoothie is very low in calories. Therefore it is the perfect snack when you are dieting.
Ingredients: banana, strawberry, grapefruit, cucumber, cayenne pepper, chia seeds, and coconut water.
All of these fruits and vegetables are very rich in vitamins and minerals, yet very low in carbs.
Fatigue is a common health problem, and it is mostly the result of an unbalanced diet and dehydration. Fruit beverages contain both vitamins and water. They reverse the fatigue and power up the body.
Ingredients: bananas, pineapples, shredded coconut, hemp seeds, spinach, and coconut milk.
These plants provide you with the energy boost you need for the day.
Though inflammation is an essential natural reaction, long-standing inflammation causes damage to organs and tissues.
This smoothie soothes the side effects of inflammatory reactions and allows for natural repair of the body.
Ingredients: pineapple, orange, flax seeds powder, turmeric, ginger, carrot juice, and coconut milk.
Antioxidants are a broad set of molecules; they neutralize toxic substances called free radicals.
Ingredients: strawberries, blueberries, beets, dried goji berries, chia seeds, acai berry powder, green tea.
The most potent antioxidant is vitamin C; it is an essential vitamin for the proper functioning of the body.
Nutritionists all agree that water and fruits are essential elements for the set up of a workout, it is crucial to provide your body with the fuel it needs before hitting the gym. A cold fruit beverage will keep you hydrated and active for the gym session.
Ingredients: banana, oats, hemp seeds, maple syrup or dates, and almond milk.
Hydrating your body is essential for an efficient workout, and so are proteins to build muscle. Post work out smoothies contains water for hydration, proteins for muscles, and antioxidants for soothing of inflammation.
Ingredients: avocado, greek coconut yogurt, cocoa powder, cinnamon, maple syrup or dates, and coconut milk.
The bottom line, there are endless ways to prepare a healthy beverage, but until you are familiar with it, you should follow these full-proof recipes.