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The Healthiest Smoothie Ingredients

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Smoothies are a great, quick on-the-go meal, or hunger-busting snack for between meals. However, some can be chock full of sugar. Be sure you’re using the healthy ingredients to ensure yours is truly beneficial.

Try incorporating these into you next smoothie recipe!

  1. Greek Yogurt: Yogurt is high in calcium and protein, which help keep teeth strong and healthy. It also contains probiotics good bacteria that help fight the bad bacteria that cause gum disease, plaque and bad breath. Use plain yogurt when possible, as flavored yogurt can be high in sugar.
  2. Avocados: Avocados are a health powerhouse, full of good fats, vitamins and minerals. Plus, they contain phytochemicals that studies show may help combat and prevent cancers, such as oral cancer.
  3. Kale or spinach: Leafy greens, such as kale and spinach, are loaded with calcium, folic acid, a type of B vitamin and vitamin A.

Try out this tasty recipe that brings together all three amazing ingredients:

Avocado Kale Superfood Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana, chopped into chunks
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh kale or spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Directions:
    Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.

    Source:
    http://kitchenconfidante.com/avocado-kale-superfood-smoothie-recipe