They may be naturally delicious, but the whole point of drinking a smoothie is to get your vitamins and minerals, right? Get the most out of every smoothie recipe with these four super easy and super healthy smoothie tips.
Healthy Smoothie Tip #1: Use Tea Not Water
Throw a splash of water or a few ice cubs into your smoothie? Not anymore! Instead, boil some herbal tea and freeze it in your ice tray the night before. Add to your smoothie for an extra boost of healthy goodness. Different teas provide different types of nutritional value. Choose one that’s right for your health needs – or combine a few!
Green Tea is known to be a natural antioxidant.
Peppermint Tea can help calm an upset stomach.
Rooibos Tea is high in Vitamin C which can help up your immunity.
Ginger Tea has natural anti-inflammatory properties and can help ease aches and pains such as those associated with arthritis.
There are many types of tea that have health benefits. Choose one that’s right for your health needs – or combine a few!
Healthy Smoothie Tip #2: Mix it Up!
Whether we’re talking about smoothies or life in general, it’s easy to fall in a rut — but don’t. Make a habit out of drinking healthy smoothies, but don’t make a habit of making the same healthy smoothie day in and day out. Use different smoothie recipes for different days of the week to ensure you reap the benefits of various fruits and vegetables.
Healthy Smoothie Tip #3: Fresh is Best!
While all fruits and vegetables have nutritional value, fresh tends to be better for you. Canned and dried fruits, for example, are often soaked in sugars and as a result have more calories without more nutritional benefit. Drying or freezing fruits or vegetables may also diminish nutrients.
Use fresh and in season fruits and veggies in your smoothie. Sure, it’s easy to get fruits and veggies when they’re out of season, but when you do, you’re not getting the ripest, freshest foods – and often you’re getting genetically modified or non-organic produce. Follow Mother Nature and eat produce during the time of year when it’s supposed to grow, naturally.
Healthy Smoothie Tip #4: Add Almond Flour
If you are looking for a natural way to add some protein and Vitamin E to your smoothie, add a few teaspoons of almond flour. If you’re trying to limit your calorie intake, only put a teaspoon or two.
These four smoothie tips will take your smoothie from healthy to super healthy! A few other smoothie tips: use Vremi 1400W Blender for a smooth and professional blend & enjoy from a TaZa unbreakable glass so you won’t have to worry about broken glass.
Bonus Tip: Use an EA-Free Stainless Steel Straw
Always know what’s in your drink with EA-Free stainless steel straws that reduce water pollution affecting us all! Dip & Sip wide straws are the perfect healthy and environmentally-conscious choice.