Smoothies can be a nutritious way to add a variety of nutrients into your diet.
Here are our top 10 reasons why smoothies can be good for you:
1. Extremely Nourishing
Smoothies can include a wide range of nutrient-rich ingredients like berries, vegetables, nuts and dairy or plant based milks. This allows for you to easily consume a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fibre and good healthy fats in just one drink.
2. Boost Your Fibre Intake
Adding fruits, vegetables and seeds to your smoothies boosts your fibre intake. Did you know that fibre aids digestion which helps maintain a healthy gut. Fibre also can help with a feeling of fullness, which may also aid as a bonus in weight management.
3. Easily Digestible
Smoothies are helpful for people who may have difficulty digesting raw or whole foods. Blending the ingredients together, breaks down the cell walls of the fruits and vegetables making the nutrients more accessible and easier to digest.
Hydration is essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Adding liquid bases like water, coconut water or milk helps contribute towards your daily hydration needs.
The great thing about smoothies is they are so versatile that you can make them to suit your taste and dietary needs. You can adjust ingredients to meet your nutritional goals, eg aid recovery or boost your intake of greens or protein.
6. Quick And Easy To Make
Smoothies can be prepared in a matter of minutes and consumed while on-the-go. Smoothies are perfect as a meal replacement or taken as a post work out recovery snack.
7. Weight Management
Smoothies are a satisfying meal or snack which gives you the essential nutrients your body craves while also controlling portion sizes. If your looking to feel fuller for longer we recommend including protein, healthy fats and fibre.
8.0 Mix and Match
Smoothies can be a great way to add a variety of different fruits and vegetables to your diet you may not normally eat. Perfect way to smuggle these foods into children's diet.
9.0 Boost Your Fruit and Vegetable Intake
Smoothies can be a tastier way to eat more fruits and vegetables. Learn more about why fulling up on fruits and vegetables is good for your tummy's sake.
10.0 Post Exercise Recovery
Enrich your smoothies with protein and Sujon Blackcurrant Superfood powder for a real wellness hit. Adding protein and Sujon blackcurrant powder will aid in post-exercise muscle recovery and replenish glycogen stores. Find a recovery smoothie recipe here.
The quality of the smoothie comes down to the ingredients you use. Make sure you aren't loading them up with sweetened yoghurt or fruit juices to avoid excessive amounts of sugars. Choose nutrient-dense ingredients for maximising your health benefits.
If you have a favourite smoothie recipe, we would love to hear more about it. Tag us @sujonberries