Fruit smoothies/slushies are one our favorite snacks. All you need is a blender. Not only are they versatile, but provide a great way to consume a lot of nutrients at one time. Although it’s not the cheapest snack, if we cut out buying most other cakes/cookies, etc., the health benefits make up the few extra dollars.
Here is some of what we put in ours:
- Frozen strawberries (I have read that frozen fruit/vegetables contain more nutrients than “fresh” at the store because they are frozen as soon as they are picked and that preserves them.)
—The average strawberry has 200 tiny black seeds. Each of these tiny black seeds contain Omega 3 fatty acid.
- Bananas–sweetens the smoothie.
—Bananas are one of the world’s finest foods for supplying fuel energy
- Apples–put the seeds in there too! Fruit seeds contain high amounts of the vitamin B-17 which is known for preventing/curing cancer. Apricot seeds contain the highest.
—A medium sized apple contains 5 grams of fiber, 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance.
- Frozen blueberries–named one of the world’s super foods for its antioxidants.
—Berries are brimming with vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.
- Kiwi is great too, but we don’t have it on hand as often. Peaches would be good too.
- Pomegrantes pack a powerful, nutritional punch.—The antioxidant levels in the pomegranate juice stands higher than other fruit juices.
- Nuts if you wish.
- Flax seed–no taste, just extra omega oils.
- Yogurt–great for your stomach, full of probiotics. It also makes the smoothie smooth!
- Liquid vitamins–if they don’t taste bad, they usually add to the flavor.
- Orange juice–just a little makes the smoothie blend and freeze better.
- Raw coconut oil is an excellent nutrient to add in.
We eat is as is, make Popsicles, or stick it in the freezer and make “ice cream”.
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