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5 Health Benefits of Smoothies

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Eat to live. That’s the way it should be. The foods we eat and how we treat our bodies significantly impact the quality of life we enjoy. Whole foods naturally have nutrients that work to make us healthy (or not healthy). Below is a list of health benefits we may experience when we eat foods containing certain nutrients, along with some Blendtec smoothie recipes that help with each benefit.

Immunity Boost – certain nutrients provide better immune protection than others. The nutrients to look for when considering an immunity boost include protein, vitamins A, C, and E, and zinc. Look for fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, and protein.

  1. Cantaloupe Veggie Smoothie
  2. Açaí Berry Smoothie
  3. Green Monster Smoothie

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Skin Health – antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E help quench free radicals that cause damage such as signs of aging to skin. Healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids work to keep the skin strong and intact. Choose fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds to improve skin health.

  1. Kale Mango Smoothie
  2. Cran-Razz Fusion
  3. Pineapple Orange Juice

benefits of smoothies

 

Energy Boost –Foods with energy boosting nutrients include bananas, leafy greens, berries, nuts, and seeds. Energy-boosting nutrients are B vitamins, magnesium, natural sugar, fiber, and other vitamins.

  1. Peaches and Cream Green
  2. Mango Tango
  3. Jolly Green Smoothie

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Diabetes Management – choosing foods with a moderate amount of carbohydrate, fiber, protein, good fats along with other nutrients help to keep blood sugar levels under control and in a healthy range.

  1. Garden Green Giant Juice
  2. Peach Yogurt Cooler
  3. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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Cardiovascular Health – the heart is the powerhouse of the body so it’s crucial to keep it strong and healthy. Phytonutrients such as Quercetin, polyphenols, and other nutrients including folate, magnesium, fiber and healthy fats all aid in keeping the heart healthy from lowering LDL cholesterol, raising HDL cholesterol, to lowering blood pressure. Look to apples, berries, garbanzo beans, oatmeal, leafy greens, nuts and seeds to find some of these great nutrients.

  1. Healthy Start Smoothie
  2. Vegan Berry Smoothie
  3. Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie

benefits of smoothies

(10) Comments on “5 Health Benefits of Smoothies

  • Marje

    I noticed in a fruit leather recipe that you included two tablespoons of sugar! Frankly I was amazed! There are too many healthy substitutes; i.e., stevia, lo-han, coconut sugar, etc., without EVER having to use granulated sugar. America is in such deep “Doo doo” nutritionally, that as “the” finest blender in the world, you need to be using the finest ingredients for the health and welfare of the human body. I currently own a VitaMix. However, many of us raw foodists highly recommend the Blendtec, and I am seriously considering getting the top of your line for my next blender.

    Hopefully, you will have a book of recipes that will speak to the purity of naturally created foods, so that all the raw food industry can vouch for the safety of all your recipes! I look forward to owning a Blentec soon!

    • Hi Marje,
      We do have sugar as an ingredient in some recipes to use as a sweetener. This is because we know that the majority of people have sugar in their house and they don’t have to make a special trip to the store to buy another type of sweetener. However, you can always substitute stevia, coconut sugar, agave, or any other sweetener in place of the sugar.

      It’s great to hear that so many raw foodists recommend Blendtec blenders and we hope you enjoy yours when you get it!

      Happy Blending!

  • Kevin

    Please come up with recipes involving protein powders with assortment of flavors. Here’s what I use everyday…handful spinach and kale, banana, handful frozen blueberries, handful Punkin seeds, flax seeds and sometimes hemp seeds. Also a scoop of pinapple flavor protein. Tastes amazing!

  • Mary Ann

    Thank you, Holly, for sharing such wonderfully nutritious Blendtec recipes. It has been sooooo fun–and healthy!–to own a Blendtec, and I’m always saving the recipes you send–eager to give them a try! Way to go, Holly!

  • Laurie

    Thank you, especially, for grouping the smoothies into health benefits. I would like to understand better if I’m now getting the 5 fruits/veggies requirement each day. for instance, how much kale is one serving, and one clementine can’t be the same as one orange for a fruit? Can you share a link for this information?

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