Why Are Smoothies so Good For You?
1.More Fruits and Vegetables
Fewer than a quarter of Americans get enough fruits and vegetables, despite the USDA’s recommendations of at least five servings per day. With a smoothie, you can easily incorporate 1-2 cups of greens and 1-1.5 cups of fruit – and it’s a fast and easy way to eat your fruits and vegetables! CarbMelt Fruits and Greens are like a smoothie without the work of cutting up fruits or vegetables but all together can be a delicious filling breakfast, lunch, snack or go to for busy families
Fiber is an important part of any diet. It prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol and makes you feel full longer. In juice, the fiber has been removed. However, since a smoothie is just blended fruits and vegetables, smoothies still contain valuable fiber!
Antioxidants may prevent or delay cell damage, and fruits and vegetables offer rich sources of them. High-level doses in supplements may cause damage, so it’s best to get your antioxidants from whole foods. You can pack plenty of vegetables and fruits – and therefore antioxidants – into your smoothies Berries have been shown to be particularly high in antioxidants.
4. Get Lots of Nutrients at Once
Because they’re blended, smoothies provide more nutrients than you could otherwise get in one sitting – a whole lot of fruits and vegetables (without the chewing, too!).
5. More Fun (For You and the Kids)
Smoothies, with their creamy, milkshake-like texture, may satiate us more than other whole foods, and are more fun to make and eat – especially for the kids! You might not be able to get your kids to eat a big bowl of kale, but sneak it into a berry smoothie, and they probably won’t even notice! If you don’t normally drink green smoothies, try starting off with incorporating just a little bit of greens with a lot of fruit, and increasing the amount you add each time you make the smoothie – you won’t even notice the difference.
Add-Ins for Extra Nutrients!
CarbMelt Fruits and Greens in 6 Delicious flavors provide all your daily needs for full nutrition plus probiotics, digestive enzymes to absorb all your nutrients better and added fiber!
Island Delight Smoothie
(Goes Great With CarbMelt Fruits and Greens Flavors: Strawberry Kiwi, Green Tea Melon and Berry Blast
2 handfuls spinach
1 cup coconut water
1 tablespoon flax seeds
1 teaspoon honey
1 medium orange
3/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 medium banana
2 cups ice
In a food processor or blender, process the spinach, water, and honey until blended.
Add the orange, mango, and banana. Process until smooth.
Add the ice, 1/4 cup at a time, until the desired consistency.Add 1 scoop CarbMelt Fruits and Greens!