Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Smoothies are so much more than the sweetness of the fruit, and the convenience of having a “breakfast to go”. They pack a powerful punch in terms of nutrition, especially when you change the types of ingredients that go in your smoothie. Reason #1: Improve Your Cardiovascular Health The first way smoothies can help with your health is with your heart health, more specifically with helping to lower your blood pressure. Though you may have to take high blood pressure medications, you can take an additional step to reduce your blood pressure and regulate it. One of those steps is to add smoothies designed to assist with reducing high blood pressure to your diet. Here are a few of those smoothies. For your blood pressure, consider the following types of smoothies and their ingredients: Blueberry Banana Smoothie 1 banana 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup plain greek yogurt 1 cup of spinach or power greens boost Add in Tropical Strawberry Shakeology for an added nutrient dense meal Fruity Green Smoothie 1 cup of spinach or power greens boost 1 small avocado 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 cup frozen blueberries Optional 1 scoop Greenberry Shakeology Take your smoothie to go Reason #2: Reduce Your Risk for Diabetes You can also make yourself a healthy smoothie that helps reduce your risk for getting diabetes, or is a smoothie you can have when you already have type 2 diabetes. When you have diabetes, keeping a healthy balance of fruit and vegetables in your diet is vital to your health. Depending on the type of diabetes and severity, you may find yourself having to check your insulin several times a day, or you may be in a position where you can lose weight and change your diabetes level. Nutrient-Dense Smoothie 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup frozen strawberries 1 small avocado, 1/2 cup yogurt 1 cup spinach or kale or power greens boost Optional 1 scoop Shakeology flavor of choice It's All Coming Up Strawberries 2 cups fresh strawberries 1 cup plain greek yogurt 1 cup milk (I use unsweetened coconut milk) 1 packet Strawberry Shakeology (optional) This is my favorite blender, I even take it when I travel Reason #3: Improve Digestion Your gut health is one of the health issues that you can have with your body that can make or break how you feel. If your gut health is positive then you will have good digestion and you will reduce your chances of fatigue and other body issues. If you have poor gut health you can find yourself having issues with weight gain, toxin build-up, and digestive issues that can causefurther problems in the body. If you are facing gut health issues, or you want to avoid them, then here are some smoothies you should consider. Just one a day can make a drastic difference in your gut health and overall health. Gut Health Smoothie 1 cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk 1 handful of kale or power greens boost 1 handful of spinach or power greens boost 1 frozen banana 1/2 avocado 1/2 inch nob fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp dried 1 tbs hemp seeds 1 tbs chia seeds 1 tbs and bee pollen Stevia to taste 1 scoop digestive health boost 1 scoop vanilla Shakeology Cheers to your health!!
Love, Charity xo