Spinach, flax seeds and pumpkin may not seem like things you would want in your smoothie, but you would be surprised! For a few healthy, delicious smoothies ideas, read on.
If the thought of a green smoothie makes you think ick! “ think again! Not only are spinach smoothies full of calcium, iron, antioxidants and vitamins A, C and K but they are also so refreshing!
If spinach isn’t your thing, here is another green smoothie for you: an avocado smoothie! Avocados are full of potassium, health-promoting fats and vitamins B, E and K.
What is more tropical, exotic and sweet than a coconut water smoothie? Just about nothing. Not to mention, coconut water is naturally low-calorie, fat-free, sugar-free and full of potassium! (No wonder they call it the youth water.)
We get it: flax seeds aren’t exactly sexy. However, adding a couple of tablespoons can help increase your intake of dietary fiber, fatty acids and lignans. There, we said it.
Why drink a carrot smoothie? Well, like you mom always said, carrots can give you better eyesight. What she didn’t tell you is that carrots can also give you healthy nails, hair and skin. Drink up!
No, you don’t need to carve up a jack-o’-lantern every time you want a smoothie. Instead, use pumpkin pie filling! (Make sure it has cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice!) Pumpkin is a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C and E.