Smoothie, what a mouth-watering drink. Isn’t it? We know how luscious smoothies are. Smoothie is a great source of fiber, micro, and macronutrients but still, some myths are going around about this topic. So, today we are going to reveal all the things about smoothie and I hope after reading this article you will be left with zero doubts and queries.
A smoothie is a drink that is made up of raw fruits and vegetables or in short, we can say a blender of fruits and veggies. In addition to it, we can add other ingredients like crushed ice, sweeteners (honey and sugar), vinegar whey powder, chocolate, and other nutritional supplements. All additional things we add to a smoothie are dependent on personal choices and goals.
Now, the benefits of smoothies:
· Helps you lose weight:
People take medicine and use synthetic products to lose weight, but in the end, they do not get satisfied. The natural way is the best way to achieve the greatest output. The enzymes present in fruits and vegetables will help you to dissolve body fat and clear up your circulatory system.
· Prevents dehydration:
As we all know 75% of the body contains water. The smoothies are the best way to replenish the loss of water in your body.
· Control cravings:
Smoothies keep your body and stomach full. Due to this, you won’t go for junk food. By this, you can control the food craving and which is great for you. You will not hurt your body by eating unnecessary things.
· Help indigestion:
Green smoothies and fruits which are full of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are easy in digestion. Also, the smoothie is in liquid form which makes it easy to absorb by the body.
· Source of antioxidants:
Some of the foods and vegetable contains antioxidants which are great for our body. Along with this, we can add a green team which is a great source of antioxidants. Also, add grapes, berries and sweet potatoes are a natural source of antioxidants. This will prevent us from a lot of diseases.
· Enhance immunity:
Immunity is the ability of a body to fights pathogens and diseases. Due to junk food and other habits, we decrease the potential of immunity. But with the help of smoothies, we can re-gain it’s potential.
Everyone loves and wants fine and beautiful skin as it reflects our personality. And fruits like mango and pumpkin are highly beneficial for skin and complexion. The smoothies of these fruits will help you to maintain your healthy skin.
· Detoxifies the body:
Foods like garlic, papaya, and beets help in cleanse your blood by removing unwanted toxins. Also detoxifies the tissue toxins.
· Boosts Brainpower:
For brain growth and increase brain power. We need nutrients like vitamins and minerals, which are present in vegetables and fruits. Mental alertness and concentration are enhanced by ingredients like coconut which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
· Balances Hormonal Functioning:
Hormone plays a vital role in the development of our body and proper functioning of it. Any imbalance of hormonal can invite several health problems. So, keeping your hormonal balance is necessary for the smooth working of our body. Smoothie helps in refreshing and helps in the overall development of your body.
· Keeps blood sugar in check:
As we all know high blood sugar and diabetes are the most common lifestyle diseases. And bother a lot of people all around the whole world. People take medication and do a lot of things for the prevention of it. People having imbalanced sugar levels in their blood are prone to get this kind of problem. So, for this having a smoothie of high nutrients and low calories are best for them.
A simple recipe for the banana smoothie:
Banana: 2 cups(chopped)
Coconut milk: 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder: 4(chopped)
Pistachios: 1 tsp
Ice cubes: 5-6
Making process/ way:
1. Put all the ingredients in a mixer jar and grind them.
2· Remove the smoothie in a glass and add crushed ice cubes.
3· Now your smoothie is ready, garnish it with pistachios, and serve it.
· Smoothie is bad for diabetes and high sugar level people. But that is not true you can drink a smoothie but don’t add sugar and always make a smoothie of organic fruits and vegetables.
· Smoothie is a summer drink only. That again not true you can make a winter smoothie with warm milk by adding turmeric and carrot which are easily available in that season.
· Drinking smoothie regularly is harmful. No! that’s not true you can drink one in the morning every day.
· You will gain fat after drinking a smoothie. Yes, you gain fat but the fat you will gain is good because the fibers which are contained in the fruits and vegetables are good.