Making Your Smoothie Recipe Even Better for You!

Looking to eat healthier? Try making smoothie recipes a regular part of your diet. It is a perfect way to easily get in those fruits and vegetables that most of us struggle with. In addition to adding fruits and vegetables into your smoothies, let’s take a look at some other things you can add to your smoothies to make them even healthier

Kefir or Yogurt

Although many people believe that animal proteins are bad for you, yogurt and kefir just may be the exception to this. Their proteins are easily assimilated in to the digestive system thanks to the fact that they are predigested. They help add in the good bacteria to your gastrointestinal tract which can help your body prevent bacterial infections. They can bee added to just about any smoothie recipe.

Pomegranate Juice

A few studies have linked pomegranate juice with improved blood flow, an increase in the “good” cholesterol, and a reduction in certain types of cancer.

Sprouts

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, growing sprouts is unbelievably easy. And, there are so many different types – from lentil sprouts, to broccoli sprouts and of course the traditional alfalfa sprouts Sprouts are extraordinarily rich in enzymes and can reduce your bodies need to manufacture enzymes. Eating sprouts oxygenates the body and is believed to starve out cancer cells. Clover and alfalfa are ideal for smoothies because they blend well.

Wheat Germ

Although you will likely want to add a bit of extra water to your smoothie maker, wheat germ is a great addition to your smoothies. It is very high in the B vitamins as well as vitamin E. Research has shown it to be effective in helping to prevent birth defects. It can also help if you are looking to improve your hair, skin and nails. It should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container as it will go rancid quite quickly.


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