It’s no news that the smoothie culture has gained a lot of popularity in the last years, and we can only agree that it is a great option to complete your healthy diet when you look for a quick and easy improvement of your nutrients’ intake.
If you’re new to smoothies and you don’t know which vegetables make for a good choice in terms of nutrients, we’re here to help you.
We can’t promise that your health levels will bloom if you add these vegetables in your daily smoothie recipes, but we can assure you that they have all the vitamins and nutrients you need on a daily basis.
A leafy green vegetable with little to no flavour, spinach leaves are a very easy-to-get and nutritious ingredient for your smoothies. Rich in vitamin C, vitamin A and nitrates, spinach has antacid activity and is extremely good for acid reflux.
Broccoli is a green vegetable which is an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A, B6, C and kempaferol – a powerful antioxidant that has the power to neutralise the damage made by free radicals, it decreases inflammation and reduces cancer growth.
Made almost entirely out of water and low in calories, cucumbers are a great addition to a smoothie recipe. High in potassium, manganese, vitamins C and K, cucumbers will keep you hydrated, will help with your kidney function and they will also help with inflammation in skin cells.
Celery juice is becoming more and more popular in the health world due to its benefits. And it’s no wonder it does. Packed with vitamins A, K, C and full of antioxidants, celery juice may improve heart health by decreasing bad cholesterol levels, triglycerides and blood pressure. Celery also has strong anti-inflammatory properties, this way protecting you against chronic disease.
Often used for their sweet flavour, carrots are not to be missed in a smoothie recipe. They are packed with carotenoids – beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and alpha-carotene which are strong antioxidants that can help your body fight against eye disease, heart disease and certain types of cancer.
Kale leaves are an excellent option for your smoothie because they are full of all that good stuff. Vitamins A, C, K and high in antioxidants, the steady consumption of kale can help your body fight against heart disease and bad cholesterol.
Well known for their bright colour, beets are full of potassium, folate and nitrate and they can help you improve blood pressure, as well as mental performance.
Often used as garnish for various dishes, parsley is a true treasure. Its small leaves are full of vitamins A, C and K and consuming parsley in your smoothies can help you decrease blood sugar and improve blood antioxidant levels.
I really hope we’ve convinced you to start juicing. There is a variety of vegetables you can add in your glass, and each one of them has its different set of nutrients and benefits. Mix and match your veggies according to your taste in order to make the best combination of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Make sure to add some fruits, too!