If you asked someone what would improve his or her life, this person would likely state that they would benefit from improved energy levels. Most of us are aware that food is our main source of energy and that we should eat fruits and vegetables each day, but many of us don’t consume enough of them. Instead, we undermine the value of food by eating too much of the wrong kinds, and too little of the right kinds, along with skipped meals.
Homemade juices and smoothies are a simple, delicious, and affordable way to increase our vitamin intake, boost energy levels, and enhance overall well-being. I am currently working on a collection of my favorite smoothie recipes so that you can enjoy them too. Think of this as a virtual recipe book. Smoothies included so far are:
Fruits and vegetables contain important enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that we need to stay healthy, maintain energy levels, and keep diseases at bay. Making delicious smoothies from fresh fruits each day is an easy and tasty way to obtain your daily nutrient requirements. Smoothies are thicker than fruit juices and they may contain other ingredients such as milk, yogurt, ice cubes etc.
The quality of a smoothie is directly related to the freshness of the ingredients that you use. Try and use the best fruit that you can get by choosing fruits at optimum ripeness. Although fresh and organic are usually best, fruits that are flash frozen soon after picking may be better than fresh fruit that has a short shelf life. Examples of summer fruits are strawberries 🍓, cherries 🍒 , raspberries, and peaches 🍑. If you use canned fruit, avoid fruit soaked in syrup and aim for fruit soaked in water or natural fruit juice.
Eat well, feel good, and look great!
The nutrition that you are consuming by drinking smoothies on a daily basis will also begin to show through your radiant glowing skin, energy levels, and overall improved well-being. For example, antioxidants are found in fresh fruits and are also essential for younger-looking skin. Another example is folic acid, which is found in many fruits and helps keep hair and nails strong. Another advantage of drinking smoothies is the high water content that is found in fruits. It is easy to forget to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Many beverages that we consume such as coffee, tea, and alcohol are dehydrating compared to smoothies which are very hydrating.