Most of us lead busy and stressful lives nowadays and more often than not we skip out on the nutrition that's required to stay healthy. If you also have been justifying not eating healthy because you do not have the time, we've some interesting ideas for you to work upon. The one thing you can do to change the way you eat is introduce smoothies to your daily diet.
Smoothies are packed with the goodness of vegetables and fruits and can give you the boost of nutrition that you require to get through your day. Here are 5 recipe ideas for smoothies that are easy to make and can be implemented in no time.
Want to jumpstart your day with a nutritious, healthy and tasty smoothie? Reach out for the berries stashed in your freezer! For this recipe you will need:
1/2 cup of mixed berries
1/4 cup of orange juice
1/2 cup or non-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon of sugar
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
Very Berry Smoothie
This smoothie can indeed be called a meal in a glass, perfect for those who need nutrition while on-the-run. For this smoothie you will need:
1 cup ofmixed berries
3/4 cup of plain yogurt
2 tablespoons of milk (non fat)
1/2 cup of orange juice
1 tablespoon each of toasted wheat germ and honey
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Put all of it in a blender and blend till a smooth consistency is achieved.
This berry smoothie turns on detoxifying enzymes and ginger stimulates digestion. The flaxseed has fiber and lemon is a good detox.
1 cup frozen unsweetened raspberries
3/4 cup chilled unsweetened almond or rice milk
1/4 cup frozen pitted unsweetened raspberries or cherries
2 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1-2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Happy Digestion Smoothie
Smoothies are the perfect solution to digestive issues because they allow you to get the vitamins and minerals your body desires in an assimilable form that doesn't overly tax your digestive system. Health gurus often recommend one smoothie or liquid meal a day simply to give your digestive system a break.
1 cup cubed honeydew melon
3/4 cup peeled, seeded, and cubed fresh cucumber
1/2 cup plain Acidophilus yogurt
1/2 cup ice cubes
2 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp lime juice and/or a dash of ground cloves (optional)
Place in blender and mix.
Before Bedtime Smoothie
improve your sleep and reduce the amount of time you need to fall asleep by having a bedtime elixir made with some simple, but very effective ingredients