I’ve been making smoothies quite a bit these days. Actually I’ve lost track of how long it’s been. It is the healthiest, easiest and cheapest thing to make. It also saves time, thought, and pots and pans. Let me explain before you get too worked up. Give me a chance before you go to someone else’s blog ok?
Yes, I said cheap. You don’t think fruits and veggies are cheap? It depends on how you look at it. If I had to buy sausage, bread, grits and flour for pancakes all of the time, this would cost more in the long run . Let me break it down a bit more. A large bag of fruit for $12.00 will last nearly 1 month. I’d purchase 3 -4 cartons of Almond milk. This is only the basics. Sometimes I have kale, with peanut butter. For 1 month this would come to about $32.00 for the month. The items I mentioned before . The sausage …ect. It would be about $17.00 and would only last 2 days depending on how much you eat or if you bought large quantities.
The smoothie will provide raw veggies and fruits that are essential to getting unprocessed uncooked foods to ensure I get all of the nutrients without the dangerous additives. You can’t get that from a pack of processed sausage. It’s ok in moderation, but I think you’ll be surprised at how much punch ( energy) you’ll gain from drinking smoothies. Stay away from the store bought smoothies. No, not those. They are full of sugar and other preservatives.
Benefits of drinking smoothies is to drink without thinking of what you’ll eat every morning for breakfast.
Other benefits of drinking smoothies:
- Improves digestion
- Lower inflammation
- Improving heart health
- Prevent or treat constipation
- Help liver function
- Provides energy
- Clear up your skin
- Prevents cancer
- Prevent nutrient deficiencies ( Ex. low iron)
- Maintain healthy body weight