Fruit Smoothie Recipes
By Andrew Goligher
Fruit smoothie recipes are popular amongst most people nowadays, especially those who are the more health conscious or are looking to lose weight. They taste great, are easy drink recipes, and are an easy and effective method of getting kids to consume their required allowance of daily fruit and vegetables. It is also possible to get them to drink many different types.
What does a smoothie consist of? They are a blend of fruit and vegetables and contain pretty much anything you want. They can consist of any type of fruit ranging from apples to pineapples and from berries to kiwis. Also, any type of vegetable can also be included, from cucumber to avocado and from carrots to broccoli. The right combination will always taste great. Don't be put off by the unusual combinations that you will come across. Some of the stranger one can taste very good and are very good for you.
Try juicing two apples, cucumber (whatever suits your fancy but up to a few inches should be fine) and a bit of celery, approximately half a stick. After juicing put into a blender with one avocado (stone and skin removed), a few ice cubes and blend. I'd be surprised if you didn't like the taste.
The health benefits of freshly made juices and fruit smoothies are being
realized by more and more people every day. These freshly made, homemade easy drink recipes are have their advantages over those on the shop shelf due to them retaining their nutrients which the body can easily digest.
Raw juices and smoothies are better because the smoothies sold in the shops have to go through heat treatment processes in order for them to keep their long shelf lives. They are still good for you, just not as good as the homemade juices. When making homemade juices, you should drink them within 15 or 20 minutes so that you get the full nutritional benefits. This is because vitamins lose their benefits when exposed to light and air.
Fresh juices and smoothies are also abundant in enzymes responsible for the digestion and absorption of food into the body. Juicing fruit and vegetables can also help absorption of all the goodness because the body finds it easier to do this, when comparing, for example, carrot juice to whole carrot.
There are many other benefits to juices and smoothies. These can include healthier skin and nails; healthier and stronger hair; assistance in weight loss; detoxifying the body; their anti-cancer properties; and much more.