Experts are now recommending 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. With today’s eating habits, that seems like a lot and may be difficult for many people. However, consuming just 2 large blended smoothies a day can easily provide 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables. Make a morning smoothie containing fruit and leafy green vegetables. For example, blend a cored apple, a handful of healthy berries, a carrot, and an orange. Add a large handful of spinach or kale leaves and a little water. With all the fruit, you will barely taste the greens.
In the evening, enjoy a vegetable smoothie containing a tomato, half a cucumber, a big handful of parsley, half a bell pepper, and a stalk of celery. You’ve just finished your daily dose of vegetables and fruits.
You can use any fruits and vegetables you like, varying them daily for variety and best nutrition. Just try to include fruits and vegetables of all colours and high nutrition foods. Every day, include at least one red and one orange vegetable or fruit and at least 2 servings of leafy greens. For their healthy antioxidants and nutrition, include berries and cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, and broccoli.
You will find these smoothies to be nutritious and filling, hopefully reducing cravings for less nutritious foods. If you are trying to lose weight, reduce the number of fruits and concentrate on vegetables. To use your smoothie as a meal replacement, add a few almonds or other nuts for healthy fats and protein. Don’t worry about the fats in the nuts, they help your body absorb the nutrition from the fruits and vegetables.
By drinking your fruits and vegetables in blended smoothies, you get all of the nutrition your body needs and in an easily digested form. You will quickly notice that you can easily drink 8 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. If you like, add some goji berries, Maca root powder, Chia seeds or any other superfoods you like. The nutrition quickly adds up without much thought or planning. Blended smoothies are an excellent way to increase the servings of fruits and vegetables your family gets daily.
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