Smoothies can be a delicious way to drink concentrated nutrients and get your essential daily fibre from raw fruits and vegetables. You can make them with a wide variety of ingredients, depending on your nutritional needs and tastes. They are perhaps the best way to fuel your body with the powerful nutrients it needs from whole plant foods to create vibrant health and glow. Making smoothies part of your diet not only helps you get vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients, and fibre, but they also make the foods more easily digestible because they are blended. Blending a smoothie allows you to use the whole fruit or vegetable so you can make the most of their nutrition…including that all-important element of cleansing fibre.
Breakfast smoothie recipes in particular, are the most simplistic and quickest way of getting that vital fruit into your body first thing in the morning to get your metabolism going. Not only is this a great and healthy way to start your day, a breakfast smoothie has enough energy to last for many hours often until lunchtime before you get hungry again.
Here is a yummy recipe you can try at home:
Orange pineapple smoothie recipe
1. Half cup of orange juice
2. 1/4th cup of pineapple juice
3. Half cup of peeled and chopped banana
4. 1/4th teaspoon grated ginger
5. Two pieces of ice cubes
Process: Put all these ingredients into the blender and mix well until it becomes smooth and creamy. Next pour the mixture into a glass and place two to three pieces of banana slice on the top of the mixture for garnishing.
To give it a little kick you can add 1 ounce of vodka.