My fruit smoothie of the week!

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When I am on the ball with things, smoothies have become part of my normal regimen. I sometimes fall off track, but I do love making vegetable based smoothies as well as fruit smoothies. To me you can’t go wrong with fruit so I have had no problem with finding the right combination for taste. Some people consume fruit smoothies because they have a hard time consuming fruits or at least the suggested servings. I don’t have a problem consuming fruit but their are certain fruits I just don’t like, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries to name a few. Making fruit smoothies allows me to get the benefits from fruits I otherwise wouldn’t eat. The smoothies also give a different texture, a kind of fun way of eating them.

I am sharing my Fruit Smoothie of the week! This is the smoothie I will be drinking this week, most likely everyday.  I simply package them in zippies and make them every morning. They are already cut and portioned so I can simply drop them in the blender. I don’t have the time to continuously run to the store, so I get the items on the weekend and Sunday or Monday morning, I prep everything.  These are the contents of this week’s fruit smoothie and the benefits of the items.

 

Strawberries:

     Antioxidants-Vitamin C, Anthocyanins, Quercetins

     Folate-Great for the colon and heart, helps with cholesterol levels, reduces risk of stroke

     Manganese- Helps assist metabolic activity and the digestive track

     Fiber- Helps with bowel movements, cholesterol levels and blood sugars

     Magnesium- Helps with constipation, muscle building and heart health, increases energy

   

Bananas:

      Antioxidants-Dopamine, Catechins

      Vitamin B6- Key factor in the metabolic process, helps with energy

      Fiber- Helps with bowel movements, cholesterol levels and blood sugars

      Potassium- Metabolism, water balance, muscle strength, healthy heart

 

Oranges:

      Vitamin 6-

      Fiber- Helps with bowel movements, cholesterol levels and blood sugars

      Folate- Great for the colon and heart, helps with cholesterol levels, reduces risk of stroke

      Potassium- Metabolism, water balance, muscle strength, healthy heart

      Vitamin C- Healthy skin, immune system

 

Chia Seeds & Flax Seeds:

      Manganese-  Helps assist metabolic activity and the digestive tract

      Magnesium- Helps with constipation, muscle building and heart health, increases energy

      Phosphorus- Helps maintain PH balance, energy, digestion

      Fiber- Helps with bowel movements, cholesterol levels and blood sugars

      Protein- A macronutrient that is important to every cell in your body

       Calcium- Helps the heart and muscles function, strong bones

    

 

 

       

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