Smoothies are a great way to get nutrients into your body and they can be a pretty tasty treat with the right recipe. The benefits of smoothies are that they have a tremendous boost for the body because everything is blended. This makes it easy on your digestive system to start breaking down all the nutrients you just put in your body. The question is, what should you put into your smoothies?
I am always asked the question, "what protein should I put in my smoothie"? I am a strong believer that if you are eating a well balanced diet that includes plant based foods with the occasional veg fed lean meat, eggs or wild caught fish you will be getting plenty of protein. There are many sources of plant based proteins such as quinoa, lentils, peas and other veggies, nuts and seeds to insure you are getting enough protein.
If you are going to do smoothie the whole point is to pack it full with rich nutrients. I always suggest adding a superfoods supplement to your smoothie. What is a superfood supplement? It is a powder that comes from foods like kale, wheat grass, spirulina, sea kelp, spinach, cabbage and many other high nutrient rich foods. Many superfoods supplements have other herbs such as dandelian leaf, echinacea and goldenseal leaf that have lots of health benefits. Each superfoods supplement will contain different ingredients based on what the company decides they feel is right.
If your body is getting the nutrients it needs your body will be working efficiently and effectively. Your immune system will be strong, your energy will be high, you will sleep better and overall feel better. When exposed to colds, flues, bacteria, viruses, toxins and other environmental exposures your body will have the strength to fight it off. In the long run you will help your body to prevent degenerative disease by giving it the proper fuel to fight these diseases.
A balanced diet complemented with a good workout routine and an active lifestyle will help you live a long, healthy and happy life. Remember, your body needs nutrients packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Ask yourself when you eat your food, "is my body getting something good out of the food I am eating?" If the answer is no, you probably shouldn't be eating it. If you continually eat process foods high in fat and sugar it will eventually break your body down and you will create an environment in your body that is waiting for disease.
Treat your body with respect and give it what it needs so it can do its job and keep you healthy and fit.