6 Important Benefits of Drinking Healthy Smoothies

Posted on 4th August 2021 by Take Time
6 Important Benefits of Drinking Healthy Smoothies

So, you’ve bagged yourself a brand-new blender, enough fresh fruit and veg to feed the entire nation, and now you’re ready to hit the ground running. Whether you are swapping your daily Pinot Grigio for a healthier alternative or simply want to hit your 5-a-day goal, it’s easy to see the appeal of fresh, homemade smoothies. Not only are they super easy to make, they are also great for tempting children into consuming more fruit and veg. Oh, and let’s not forget all those fantastic health benefits too. It’s a win-win if you ask us!

Check out our top six reasons to incorporate healthy smoothies into your day-to-day. We have even added a little smoothie inspiration for you too…

  1. Boost Your Immunity
    Given the past 18 months, it’s fair to say that now more than ever, we need our immune systems to be as strong as possible. Fruit and vegetables provide a fantastic source of nutrients and antioxidants that enables the body to fight off any illness and by simply adding a sweet potato to your smoothie; not only will it taste great and provide a solid base, but the beta-carotene nutrient has also proven to be natural immune booster. Oh, and it’s great for your eyes and bones too - talk about an added bonus! Obviously, you’ll want to add more fruit and veg to get the taste that you want but we say the more the merrier!
  2. Stay Hydrated
    Coffee. Wine. Repeat. With a routine like this (and we’re so guilty of this ourselves), it’s not hard to see why most people are constantly de-hydrated. Hitting your daily target of 6 to 8 glasses of water can seem like an impossible task at times but with freshly made smoothies: you’re already part way there! Luckily for us, lots of fruit and vegetables are rich in water and this can help boost our water intake – without us even realising. So next time you’re reaching for your morning coffee, why not switching things up and try a delicious milk-based fruit smoothie. You’ll find that it’s a lot more hydrating than your flat white AND the milk will even give you a nice calcium boost!
  3. Fuller for Longer
    Are you a snack fiend? Us to! If you find yourself constantly reaching for snacks, but never feeling full, the fibre found in fruit and veg could be your new best friend. Now you might find it hard to believe, but simply adding half an avocado or greek yogurt to your breakfast smoothie will have SO many added health benefits including curbed cravings, glowing skin, and feeling satisfied from AM to PM. And who could resist a delicious smoothie filled with healthy fats, fibre and protein!
  4. Better Digestion
    Fed up of feeling sluggish, bloated, and generally unhealthy? Enter ‘The Green Smoothie’ – perfect for banishing the bloat and making you feel on top of the world! Key ingredients include spinach, kale and celery. Being an alkaline food, these leafy green vegetables are great for counteracting the discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn! If you’re feeling fruity, why not add some strawberries and blueberries for some added health benefits! Victory never tasted so sweet.
  5. Boost Your Brain
    Do you ever find yourself struggling to concentrate at work? It’s been scientifically proven that the nutrients found in fruit and vegetables are said to boost your brain function; making it easier for you to focus on the task in hand. By simply adding one smoothie to your day-to-day routine, and including certain fruits like coconut, not only will your mind become clearer, you’ll also be benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids, which helps the brain to perform to the best of its abilities. A fresh smoothie in the morning is perfect for when your children have an exam or something they need to focus their attention on!
  6. Better Sleep
    If you’re sick of ‘counting sheep’ at night, just to get a lousy night’s sleep, it could be a sign that your body is dehydrated or under-nourished. With the right ingredients, smoothies can provide the perfection nutrition to enable you to get the sleep you need. So next time you’re loading up your blender, reach for magnesium and calcium-friendly fruits such as kiwis and bananas! Bonus points – it’ll taste fantastic too!

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