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A smoothie is a quick and easy way to create a snack or whole meal and they
are especially popular for breakfast or lunch.
The government recommends that we consume at least 5 portions of fruit and
vegetables a day. A large proportion of western populations are not incorporating
this amount of fruit and vegetables into their diet.
Normally based around fruit with a liquid base, smoothies already have a healthy
headstart as raw fruit contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals,
fibre and enzymes that help in our body’s growth, maintenance and repair.
Smoothies also have a benefit that juicer
recipes do not provide. They retain the fibres of the fruit in the drink
and so they are a good source of fibre which aids digestion.
Another benefit of having a high fibre content is that smoothies can make us
feel full for longer and so can stop us resorting to 'between meal snacking'
due to hunger. The fact that smoothies were originally popular in California,
where many health conscious, image conscious people live is probably no coincidence.
Smoothie recipes can use a wide range of ingredients and can be supplemented
with other health foods, not just fruit and vegetables. Whilst many smoothie
recipes incorporate milk or yoghurt as their liquid base these can be substituted
for non-dairy alternatives such as rice milk, coconut milk, soy milk or water.
Yoghurt and milk are good sources of nutrition and contain good levels of calcium
and protein which are essential for growth and strong bones.
You should try and choose a good smoothie maker
or blender and ensure that its motor is powerful enough and its blades strong enough to handle ice and frozen fruits / ice cream.