A Guide to Healthy Smoothie Recipes
Taking the right amount of fiber in the diet is not a consideration that most people think about hence their food intake can be said to be unhealthy. Fiber is an essential element which should be in every meal to ensure optimal digestion of food. Fiber is the element of the food which is not digested hence it aids in the digestion of other foods. Some of the benefits of high fiber diet are to lower blood pressure, help with weight loss and reduce constipation. The following are some ways in which you can increase your fiber intake through smoothies.
Smoothies have been created since long ago, and the method of mashing several varieties of ingredients like liquids, fruits, vegetables, ice and seeds, and other ingredients remains the same. Smoothies can be very diverse because they can be customized to replace meals by manipulating the elements. Smoothies with the proper nutrients and proteins can substitute a day meal while desert could be replaced by a healthy sweetened smoothie. By combining foods with a lot of fiber to your smoothie, you make the high fiber smoothie.
You can increase your fiber intake by adding ingredients which have a lot of fiber such as seeds and fruits in your smoothie. The list of foods rich in fiber cannot be exhausted, you should research about fiber-rich foods and get a comprehensive list to see what you can use. Some of the commonly used fruits like strawberries and raspberries already have fiber. As long as a fruit or seed and other fiber-rich ingredients are edible they can be used to make smoothies. Some famous fiber-rich smoothies and their benefits are discussed below.
An interesting and tasty first choice would be the Pistachio Cream Pie Smoothie. The preparation would need you to have ice, spirulina, vanilla almond milk, ripe banana, pistachios, pitted avocado and Russian kale. As you may know, there is no specific order for making a smoothie because all you have to do is mix and grind them all. The primary source of fiber in this smoothie is the pistachio which is supplemented by the fiber from the avocado. Apart from fiber, the fat from the avocado is vital for skin health. The combination of avocado and vanilla almond milk gives you a creamy and tasty smoothie
From personal experience, some people have high recommendation for the Vegan Beaming Banana Berry Detox Smoothie. For this recipe, you need cinnamon, ginger, dates, lemon juice, blueberries strawberries, coconut water (or filtered water), raspberries, almond butter, banana and chia seeds. Raspberries provide a high amount of fiber to this smoothie followed by the strawberries and the chia seeds giving this smoothie a very healthy fiber content. The health benefits of the strawberries cannot be overlooked which makes the smoothies more recommendable to persons with diabetes. There are more recipes which you can try out in this website to keep your creative juices running.