· By Jonathan Katz
Simple Smoothie Nutrition: Know what you are putting in your smoothie blender
Many people always say that smoothies are good for you, but never really explain why. Today BLENDi, the best portable blender for smoothies, will talk about simple smoothie nutrition.
Why are smoothies good for you? Smoothies are full of nutrients and flavor and are widely considered one of the best breakfasts to have by many nutritionists. Drinking a smoothie in the morning gives your body lots of energy to start your day. With all the nutrients and protein in smoothies you are less likely to snack during the day which in turn helps you lose weight!
A term you may hear a lot when you discuss smoothie nutrition is antioxidant. What is an antioxidant? In simple terms an antioxidant is a chemical compound that protects cells against molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco, smoke, or radiation.
You may also hear a lot about smoothies high in protein. Proteins are a large group of molecules that do many different jobs in your body. They make up your nail, hair, bones, and muscle.
Here are some nutritional ingredients to add into smoothies:
Green smoothies aid in digestion. Greens like kale in smoothies have essential vitamins and minerals that help the body digest better.
Ginger helps with weight loss, lowers blood sugar, and can treat forms of nausea. It has a very strong taste so we recommend only adding a little.
Cucumbers help keep you hydrated since they have a lot of water stored in them. They also lower your blood pressure, support healthy skin, and boost bone health.
Bananas are a common ingredient to find in smoothies. Bananas contain many important nutrients and powerful antioxidants.