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.
Antioxidant Boost Smoothie
Turmeric and ginger get a lot of buzz – and for good reason. You need just a small amount to nourish your body with all of their benefits and they can easily be added into any meal or drink. Our antioxidant smoothie is the perfect way to kickstart your day with immune boosting, anti-inflammatory ingredients.
Health benefits of turmeric
Turmeric and its powerful ingredient, curcumin, have a range of health benefits. Antioxidants have the potential to help prevent heart disease, eye conditions and Alzheimer's. Their anti-inflammatory properties can help people with arthritis. Turmeric may even reduce the risk or spread of cancer.
Health benefits of ginger
Certain chemical compounds in fresh ginger help your body ward off germs. They’re especially good at halting growth of bacteria like E.coli and shigella. Ginger also helps ease a queasy stomach, especially during pregnancy. It works by breaking up and getting rid of built-up gas in your intestines.
Recipe (click here to download the recipe as a .pdf)
1 tsp Natural Focus turmeric powder
1 tsp Natural Focus ginger powder
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 cups pineapple chunks
1 cup banana
Combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.