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What to Add to Your Smoothies

  1. Bananas

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium.  Potassium delivers major benefits like decreasing the risk of cramps.  Not only does it have potassium but it offers the vitamin B6, which is important for healthy brain function and helping the immune system (helping you not get sick

  1. Raspberries

Raspberries offer a ridiculous amount of fiber, at about 8 grams per cup.  Fiber helps control your blood sugar and help the “good” bacteria in your gut!

  1. Spinach

Almost everyone has seen how spinach has helped Popeye over the years but most don’t know why.  Spinach helps deliver tons of nutrients to your system.  Nutrients like lutein (good for eyesight), Vitamin K (great for bone health), and iron (helps your red blood cells carry oxygen)!

  1. Almond butter

Instead of peanut butter in your smoothies, try almond butter.  It has more iron, vitamin E and calcium than peanut butter.

  1. Protein

No shake is complete without the added macronutrient protein!  Protein is essential for building muscle and helping get rid of that stubborn fat.

  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon offers a sweet spice to spruce up your shake.  It can lower your blood pressure and reduce heart disease risk factors.

  1. Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are the underdog everyone needs to know about.  They offer healthy fats like Omega-3s and pack a ridiculous amount of fiber.  Current research has shown that consuming chia seeds may actually help lower blood pressure and even cholesterol.

  1. Almond Milk

Compared to regular milk, almond milk offers no fat options and offers a lower caloric option.

  1. Flax Seed

Flax seed also offers healthy fats (Omega-3s) that have healthy heart side effects.  Omega-3s help increase your HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) that help control cholesterol

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