Whether they are red, orange or green, smoothies have become so popular and it seems that they have become a real hype, but what is the reason behind all this?
Today, almost everywhere you go you can get smoothies, either in their plain beauty or served as a wonderful smoothie bowl topped with all kinds of delicious toppings. The options are endless. For some people it is just a very convenient way to take in big part of the veggies and fruits recommended per day. Some consume them because it seems to be "cool" and hype to be doing that. Yet, I don't think that that there is something wrong about this, I think it is truly amazing that "cool" seems to be eating healthy now. I wish we had more of these health-benefitting hypes!! And for others, like myself, it has really become an indulgence to drink or eat them in any possible way.
Once you realise and get to feel the health benefits that these have on your body, you'll never want to do without them again. One of the health benefits is that they boost your nutrition incredibly. Smoothies are packed full of dense nutrients, easily absorbed since blending the fruits and vegetables breaks down the plant's cells and therefore improves their digestibility for your body. It is a lot easier to digest the nutrients of a smoothie and makes them more accessible than chewing any salad could. Besides of nutrients, smoothies are also packed full of fiber which supports your gut health and helps and prevents constipation.
Different types of smoothies also show particular and unique benefits. Red smoothies are rich in antioxidants that are not only essential for your health and fitness, but are also central for a good defense against diseases. Antioxidants are found in all these wonderful berries, like strawberries, blueberries or Acai (read my other post on that superfruit) that find their way into those smoothies and give them the nice red colour. Orange smoothies are really immune-boosting due to the contained citrus fruits that are chockfull of Vitamin C and Vitamin A. Vitamin C also helps producing collagen, which is a very important protein when it comes to healthy skin and bones. When adding banana, these smooothies also become a magnificent source of potassium, which helps to regulate your body's fluid balance.
My favourite are definitely the green smoothies. For me it has become part of my daily routine, whether it is in form of a bowl topped with all that goodness, or just as a smoothie. I never crave coffee since I began to start my day with a green smoothie including superfoods like Matcha, Guarana or Maca, which give me the equivalent amount of energy, without the typic caffeine-drop after a while. It is also a great way to avoid some of the questionable tablet supplements. Just mix them in a pure powder form into your smoothie! I often add algae like Chlorella and Spirulina, which have amazing detoxifying effects on your body, especially when it comes to heavy metals. I also believe that green smoothies are a reason for my radiant and healthy skin, hair and nails. For me it is a true nature's gift.
It doesn't matter how you consume them and no matter which colour, the balance is the best you can go for! Even try to combine all those colours, like I showed you with this green bowl topped with the yellow of the banana and the red of the raspberries. In that way you get the health benefits all together. If you haven't tried any of them yet, now it's the time to try them. You won't be disappointed! If you have tried them before somewhere else but actually have never done them at home, go ahead and experiment with all those amazing fruits and veggies. It is so much fun! And to all of you smoothie lovers like me, you already know what I am talking about, you probably don't even need a motivation since you know how it just makes your day a lot better! Happy to hear a lot of your thoughts! ❤
Written with tons of colourful love!