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.
Nutrient Booster Smoothie
Make it rain with this powerhouse smoothie that is packed full of antioxidants. Vibrant in colour and even more so in flavour, this smoothie is creamy in texture and packed to the brim with energy-boosting properties.
Health benefits of matcha
Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and enabling weight loss.
Health benefits of elderberries
Elderberries are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that boost immunity. They are used to help tame inflammation, relieve stress, and help protect your heart. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms.
Recipe (click here to get the recipe as a .pdf)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
1 handful spinach leaves
1 cup banana