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We love smoothies! They are perfect for breakfast or as afternoon ”snack” and with so many different recipes, they never get boring. In the CGD HQ we are obsessed with smoothies and like to discover new ways to make a delicious smoothie that is super healthy at the same time. Like with almost everything, there are some ways to make your smoothie even more healthy than it probably already is and today we give you 5 ways to do that.
#1 Add protein
How much protein you need is dependent on things like age and body size. Add at least 15g of brown rice protein or undenatured whey protein per smoothie. The benefit of protein is that it blends smoothly with your smoothie (yeah!) and doesn’t change the flavor.
#2 Use healthy fats
Avocado is always a good one to add and probably already on your list. Adding healthy fats might add some calories to your smoothies, but is very good for your body. Other good ingredients with healthy fats are chia seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, and walnut.
#3 Add extra fiber
Another reason to add chia or hemp seeds is the extra fiber they contain. If you don’t really like to add seeds in your smoothie, then carrots are also a good one to add for extra fiber.
#4 Use fruits and vegetables
And use all of it! Also, always make sure you add at least 1 cup of low-glycemic fruits to your smoothie. And use a lot of different veggies as well.
If you are adding liquid to your smoothie, make sure it is unsweetened (e.g. unsweetened coconut or almond milk) or use water. Juices always add a lot of extra (unhealthy) sugar.
#5 Add digestive support
Smoothies are so much more than a nice flavor and nutrition, they can also support your digestive system. Add ingredients like aloe vera, yogurt, ginger or peppermint to make your smoothie extra healthy and help support your digestive health!
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