Benefits of smoothies

Start the day right with a nutritious smoothie

WRITTEN BY: Danielle Adams
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Benefits of smoothies

Smoothies are a quick and easy breakfast that can easily be consumed on the run. Plus, they're good for you.

There are many benefits of starting your day with a fruit and vegetable filled smoothie: it will save you time and money, ensure that you are hydrated at the beginning of the day, provide you with vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, and help boost your immune system.

This smoothie recipe can be used as a guide – you can use any flavor of juice or yogurt, any sort of milk or other liquid, and any type of frozen fruit. If you’d rather use fresh fruit, just add some ice. The important thing is keep the ingredients balanced, giving your smoothie a creamy texture.

A smoothie is only as healthy as the ingredients so be sure to use 100% juices and unsweetened fruit. You can also throw in almonds, protein powder, flax seed... The possibilities for smoothie recipes are endless. Be creative!

¼ cup plain or vanilla yogurt
½ cup almond milk
¼ cup orange juice
½ banana
½ cup frozen berries
½ cup frozen peaches
handful of baby spinach
handful of rolled oats

Blend until smooth. Makes one serving.

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