It’s simple, really.
They are a pleasure to drink and are one of the easiest ways to enjoy additional serves of fruit, veggies, nuts and seeds in our diets. Things that, let’s be honest, most of us don’t eat enough of in today’s busy world.
Smoothies can be enjoyed any time of the day and make for healthy meal replacements for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
They offer a refreshing snack option, make for great additions to soups and sauces and, this one gets me excited the most, are nutrient-dense desserts. Kids love them too; no matter how many of the less-liked fruit and veg you’ve managed to hide inside. That trick works on grown-ups too!
Most smoothies take less than a few minutes to make. They are relatively inexpensive but pack plenty of nutrients. Because they are made using whole raw foods, they can help improve digestion, boost immunity and increase energy.
The high water content in raw fruits and vegetables has a cooling effect on the body and can help keep you hydrated while nourishing at the same time.
Because of the nutrient density and diversity in each cup, they are a true superfood meal.
Keep in mind that we are all different and you should follow a way of eating that feels best for you and your body. If you are not used to eating a lot of raw food, introduce smoothies and other raw foods slowly back
into your diet and monitor your body’s response.