We all know what nutritive powerhouses smoothies can be. Packed with all the natural nutrients and containing an array of tastes, these snacks help boost our energy levels, get rid of toxins from the system and boost our immunity. Smoothies can however, become monotonous if you use the same ingredients day in day out.
Here are some ingredients you might want to try to step up the flavor and nutritive value of your smoothies:
Apricots: These fruits are packed with great nutrients, including potassium, which is important for managing high blood pressure and balancing out the sodium in our bodies.
Citrus Fruits: These vitamin C powerhouses are the ultimate immune booster and really help in quick wound healing. Smoothies made from citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, tangerines and limes are therefore ideal for recovering invalids, people with injuries and people whose immune system has gone down a notch and needs a small nudge.
Blueberries: A lot of focus has been on these blue disease fighting delicacies. This might be because they are packed with antioxidants as well as other phytonutrients that help prevent chronic illnesses like cancer and brain damage.
Cacao: The origin of chocolate, this is one of the best sources of antioxidants, iron and potassium. Cacao is usually best in creamy smoothies that contain milk and are chilled before serving.
Avocados: This green fruit is an amazing smoothie ingredient for many reasons. One is that its light taste makes it easy to mix with other fruits and flavors, then it is a very rich source of Vitamin E and gives an energy boost that lasts for a long time.