It’s a common misconception that all smoothies are healthy just because they are combined with fresh produce. Even if all of your ingredients are fresh, it can still be jam-packed with sugar and offer little nutritional value. The good news is that all smoothies can be tailored to suit your needs and help with troublesome health issues.
Making a smoothie that is nutritionally dense and full of vitamins is not as complicated as you might think. In fact, the base of all smoothies can be made with ingredients you likely already have in your fridge, such as leafy green vegetables and fruit. When they’re combined with the right natural additives, smoothies can be low in fat and sugar, while being high in both fibre and protein.
We’ve put together a simple recipe series with some of our most powerful all-natural ingredients to maximize your nutrient intake that will also please your taste buds.
Boost your immunity and restore your glow with our anti-aging smoothie. In addition to Vitamin C, this smoothie boasts high levels of carotenoids, flavonoids, and polyphenols that help prevent chronic disease and lower blood pressure and cholesterol in the body. These same antioxidants also make rosehips a powerful skincare tool for healing acne scars and promoting a glowing complexion.
Health benefits of rosehip
Rosehips are a rich source of Vitamin C and help the immune system fight off foreign and out-of-control cells. Studies have also shown that rosehips promote skin regeneration and improved skin flexibility and permeability. This means that rosehip can improve skin texture and even reduce the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks.
Recipe (click here to download the recipe as a .pdf)
2 tbsp Natural Focus rosehip
1 cup carrot juice
1 cup frozen banana
1/2 cup orange chunks
1/2 cup mango chunks
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.