Smoothies seem to be on trend just now, there’s green, chia, fruit, veg all types of things being blended up in all different types of gadgets. But is there any weight behind the health claims of smoothies and how can you pack your vitamins, minerals and nutrients into one tall glass, before breakfast?
If you think about what happens when you blend food. It starts to break down the fiber and protein within the fruit and veg that you choose to add. Breaking this down effectively starts the digestion process outside of the body. Although the chewing of food is important for nourishment, and many processes in the digestive tract are only activated under the circumstance of chewing.
So, is blending a good way to pack in your nutrients?
It’s a super quick way to get your 7 a day into your diet. Blend up some veggies, add some fruit and some natural plant protein and hey presto you’ve got your veg quota down the hatch in one go.
Here’s a brain boosting smoothie recipe:
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 6 walnuts
- 1 plant protein powder (we love That Protein Pumpkin Powder)
- 1/2 cup water
How to make it…
Add all ingredients to blender and blend away until smooth texture is reached. Drink and enjoy!