It doesn’t take a PhD in nutrition to know that breakfast is the cornerstone of a healthy and productive day. The key is how healthy can we make it? Well, one surefire way is to mix a bunch of healthy things together and create a smoothie. In fact, this can be the best way to get your necessary vitamins and nutrients.
Mangoes are either loved or hated. For those who love them, a mango smoothie is a welcomed treat. They have high levels of fiber and vitamin C, which can help you lower serum cholesterol levels and Low-Density Lipoprotein. It has also been known to help clear your skin of pimples by eliminating clogged pores. They can also improve a person’s digestion, which is something that everyone could use some help on, right?
For fans of nitric acid, and you all should be, a raspberry-beet smoothie is a terrific option. MRIs have shown that after eating a high-nitrate diet, adults had improved blood flow to their frontal lobes.
We love our immune systems, so why not reward them with loads of vitamin C and potassium? Well, strawberries have the level of potassium and vitamin C that we desperately need, and when we combine them with yogurt and milk, the outcome is even healthier. But there’s a secret ingredient to take it next level: orange juice. It not only adds to the vitamin C, but it gives the drink a certain tangy-ness. All you need for a perfect concoction is 1 quart of ripe strawberries, 1 cup of plain yogurt, 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice, 1 tbsp of sugar, and 4 thin orange slices.
Bananas are a must-have fruit for fitness people. They prevent cramps, keep our blood pressure low, and help us maintain steady blood sugar levels so that we can get more out of our gym time.
Blueberry-orange Yogurt Smoothie
The antioxidants in blueberries are plentiful, not to mention the fiber. Combine this with orange juice and you’re looking at a fiber and vitamin C delicacy. This is one of my personal favorites, even though it’s fairly underrated.
Yes, smoothies can be messy to clean up after blending, but they are well worth your time. For something that tastes good but is also really, really healthy, look no further than one of these amazing smoothie options. Which one do you like most?