Drew is a certified health coach and nutrition expert.
When you’re in need of a quick source of nutrients that is also delicious, smoothies are a great solution. Loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, the blend of fruits, veggies, and protein-rich milk or yogurt can be a healthy breakfast or energizing snack. And as easy as it is to pick up a six-pack at the grocery store or a custom one at your nearest juice shop, it’s even easier (and, let’s be honest) cheaper to whip up a healthy smoothie recipe right at home. Heck, you can even make a big batch on Monday to last you through the week.
To help make the smoothies more filling, you should swap out some of the unnecessary sweeteners for sources of fiber and protein. Additionaly, as Dr. Alka Gupta, co-director of the Integrative Health & Wellbeing Program at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine told INSIDER, “be careful about how often you’re having them, the amount that you’re having, the sugar content of what you’re adding, and added sugars/ingredients.”
Ready to get blending? Any one of these homemade smoothies, made of superfoods like spinach and kale, and sweet ingredients like strawberries, mango, and pineapple, will sustain you for a few hours, and have you ready to conquer whatever the day has in store for you. Check Out the Slide Below some Healthy Recipes and Learn the top 5 Reasons More Women Are Using Green Smoothies to Slim Down, Boost Energy, and Look Years Younger.