Have you been enjoying summer picnics and maybe eating more foods that your body doesn’t love?
I LOVE smoothies! In addition to being just simply delicious, they are pretty much the best tasting and most nutritious on the go meal you can get.
Here are the main reasons smoothies are so amazing for your health:
* Chock full of vitamins, enzymes, and minerals
* Easier for your body to digest, which means optimal nutrient assimilation (they get where they need to go in your body quickly)
* Stabilize blood sugar – especially smoothies with a healthy fat in them, fat is key for
blood sugar stabilization (avocado is a great choice for smoothies)
* Fabulous way to consumer a variety of different fruits or veggies at a time
* Are terrific for cleansing the body of toxicity (more on detoxing later)
* Are an easy way to add more fiber to your diet for optimal bowel function
In addition, blending your food provides even more benefits:
* The health of your body depends on your digestion. When you blend your food you are supporting the digestion process by doing much of the work so your body doesn’t have to work so hard to break down the nutrients
* Did you know that 80% of your energy is spent digesting and assimilating your nutrients?
* Instead of having to prepare several cups of healthy greens or fruits, they are packed into one nutrient dense smoothie
* Smoothies can also be a good way to get picky eaters to “eat” their fruit and veggies without even knowing it
Make your smoothies in advance, and drink them anytime of the day and grab them on the go. Yes, indeed, smoothies are pretty much the best food on the planet!