I love morning smoothies! They’re refreshing, clean, easy to make and good on the go! You can make a great smoothie with just a couple of items or by throwing multiple ingredients into the mix. This morning, I made a blueberry, banana, and spinach smoothie. Most days, I choose the bag of mixed frozen fruits for more of a tropical taste, but sometimes I’m looking for something sweeter, less tangy. And I’m sure you guys are familiar with fruit smoothies, but tossing a leafy green in allows you to add a boost without forfeiting the flavor. Sometimes, I’ll even make a smoothie with 3/4 spinach and 1/4 frozen fruit– it’s just still wonderful, just not as sweet. When choosing additives, I always go for flaxseeds and chia seeds. I haven’t looked into other things, but I started with these because they help with weight loss. For more info, I’ve listed the ingredients for this particular smoothie below and some of their many health benefits*.
1 cup of Frozen Blueberries (fresh ones are okay)
Blueberries are great for weight loss, as they are high in dietary fiber. They’re also great for healthy digestion, fighting wrinkles, maintaining healthy bones, lowering blood pressure, managing diabetes, improving mental health, warding off heart disease, and preventing cancer.
1 Medium Banana
Bananas help with lowering blood pressure, asthma, combating cancer, supporting a healthy heart due to the levels of fiber, potassium, Vitamin C, and B6, diabetes, preserving memory, and boosting your mood.
Handful of Fresh Spinach
Because spinach is a dark, leafy green, it’s great for the skin, hair, and bones, and it provides protein, iron, vitamins, and minerals. Helps manage diabetes, prevents cancer, asthma, lowers blood pressure, promotes regularity (so pooping!), and bone health.
1 tsp. of Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are a great source of dietary fiber and help to protect against cancer, lower cholesterol, and improve blood sugar levels.
1 tsp. of Chia Seeds
Looking to boost your fiber intake? Chia seeds can help with that. These guys help with weight loss, digestion, detoxing, cardiovascular disease prevention, cholesterol, and lowering diabetes risks.
Ice (few cubes)
Water (1/4 ways upward?)
1 tbsp. of Honey
If any of you give this a try, let me know how you like it. & for those of you that are already drinking tons of morning smoothies, let me know some of your favorite recipes!
*All health information was sourced from medicalnewstoday.com and have been linked accordingly.