How do you make a blueberry smoothie?
Smoothies are an extremely delicious and easy breakfast or snack that take just 5 minutes to make. As long as you are organised by buying fruit and freezing them, you should always have plenty of ingredients to hand. All you need to do is grab some frozen blueberries, a banana, vanilla Greek yogurt and the milk of your choice. Just blend in a blender until smooth. How simple is that?
Ingredients – serves 2
1 & ½ cups of skimmed dairy milk or almond milk
1 & ½ cups of blueberries
3/4 cup of Greek yogurt
Health benefits of skimmed milk
Skimmed milk provides a very rich source of protein, offering 8 grams of protein per cup. Your body requires protein for its amino acids.
It also provides a great source of calcium. By drinking a cup of skimmed milk daily it increases your calcium by 299 milligrams, providing 30% of your daily calcium requirements, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.
Skimmed milk naturally contains the fat-soluble vitamins A and D. Buy fortified skimmed milk allows because you get vitamins A and D without the saturated fat found in higher-fat dairy products.
Health benefits of almond milk
Almond milk is dairy-free, low in calories, naturally rich in several essentials vitamins and minerals and doesn’t raise blood sugar.
But the main advantage is that may reduce the risk of heart disease. A study here proved that the regular consumption of almonds is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. This is mainly because Almonds are high in vitamin E and contain healthy fats.
Health benefits of blueberries
Blueberries are sweet, nutritious and wildly popular.
Blueberries are believed to have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all common fruits and vegetables are a commonly know superfood.
The antioxidants in them are strongly linked to reduced levels of oxidized LDL. This makes blueberries very good for your heart according to an NCBI research here.
A daily 2-ounce (50-gram) serving of blueberries lowered LDL oxidation by 27% over eight weeks in obese people who were obese in a study here.
Health benefits of Greek yogurt
Greek yogurt contains vitamin B12, iodine, calcium, sodium and protein. Plus it is also a great workout recovery food an excellent source of probiotics.
Health benefits of banana
According to a study carried out by the University of Leeds in England, increasing the consumption of fibre-rich foods such as bananas can lower the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
Bananas are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals such as B6, potassium, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, folate, niacin and riboflavin. Potassium helps in regulating heartbeat, blood pressure and help to keep the brain alert. The high iron content is good for those suffering from anaemia.
Smoothies are such a healthy way of getting vital nutrients into your body. By just adding 1 scoop of Heart Essentials, Joint Essentials or Cholesterol Essentials into your smoothie is a very healthy and nutritious way to take your supplements.
We will have another smoothie recipe for you next week. Let us know by commenting below, what your favourite smoothie is?