Sun. Jul 12th, 2020

Smoothies: Eating made easy

Struggling to eat raw vegetables? Try out these delicious smoothies.

smoothies eating made easy - Smoothies: Eating made easy

In spite of all the health benefits of celery i just can’t bring myself to eat raw celery. And this applies to many vegetables. The nutrient content in raw vegetables is higher. It is said that cooking destroys important nutrients found in foods that make up the raw food diet.

Incoperating raw fruits and vegetables into your diets can render numerous health benefits. You will likely have more energy, better skin, improved digestion and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease once you get used to eating raw food.

We all want all these health benefits but if you’re like me and you struggle to eat raw vegetables such as celery and asparagus, then I think we need a creative and delicious to get the nutrients into our bodies.

Why drink smoothies

I believe that a smoothie is a good way of ingesting raw foods especially vegetables. A smoothie is a drink made from pureed raw fruits and vegetables. Smoothies are full of nutrients and flavor.

It is no secret that in our modern daily life, we are not consuming the suggested daily intake of fruits and vegetables. However, by blending yourself a smoothie made up of fruits, vegetables and super-foods, you would easily be able to get your daily intake of nutrient-dense foods.

As a result, you can increase your vitamin, mineral and antioxidant intake to strengthen your immune system.

Here are my top three smoothie recipes:

  • Pineapple and celery smoothie
  • Broccoli and fruit explosion smoothie
  • Cauliflower smoothie

Smoothie Recipes

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Recipe by Linda KaumphawiCourse: Drinks, BreakfastCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

Prep time

15

minutes

Cooking timeminutes
Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients – Pineapple and celery smoothie

  • 3 stalks of celery chopped

  • 1/2 cup spinach

  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple

  • 1 banana sliced

  • 1 apple cubed

  • 1/2 cup of crushed ice

  • INGREDIENTS – BROCCOLI AND FRUIT EXPLOSION
  • 1/2 cup broccoli raw

  • 1 banana peeled and frozen

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks

  • 3/4 cup strawberries fresh or frozen

  • 1/2 cup spinach

  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • 3/4 cup water

  • INGREDIENTS – CAULIFLOWER SMOOTHIE
  • 1 cup strawberries frozen

  • 1/2 cup mango frozen (you can substitute with apple or kiwi)

  • 1/2 cup cauliflower (either steamed and cooled, or raw diced)

  • 1/4 cup cucumber peeled

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup coconut water

  • 2 white mushrooms washed

Method

  • Chooses which smoothie you would like to make. Take all the ingredients and blitz in a blender until smooth.

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