Blenders are fun, easy to use and versatile in the kitchen. At the press of a button, you and your family could be indulging in delicious treats courtesy of your Magic Bullet Blender. But these days, blenders are also ideal for weight loss, anti-ageing and cholesterol management. How you may ask? Here are 3 unique smoothie ideas that do not only promote a healthier lifestyle but taste delicious as well.
Most of us love smoothies – they are delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. But when it comes to smoothie ideas, the basic formula of strawberries, bananas, ice and juice always seems to follow. And while there is absolutely nothing wrong with this tried and tested recipe, the possibilities for smoothies are endless.
Below are three super smoothies that you can make with your Magic Bullet Blender that use both vegetable and fruit combinations for a healthy, filling and nutritious snack on the go.
Smoothie for weight loss
When it comes to smoothies, most people think the thicker and creamier, the better. Therefore they stuff unhealthy ingredients into their blender, including yoghurt, milk and ice cream. For a healthy but equally tasty alternative try fresh vegetables. Vegetables are high in fibre and will work well to fill you up while cutting back on calories.
For a yummy weight-loss smoothie, blend together carrots, spinach and cucumber. This delicious smoothie will satisfy your hunger and promote a healthy diet. This smoothie is also high in antioxidants and vitamins, making it a perfect inclusion in your weight loss diet.
Smoothie for anti-ageing
Antioxidants have been known to help slow, or even reverse the common signs of ageing. Even the most clinically tested and expensive anti-ageing creams have a common factor – antioxidants in the form of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. And what is the easiest way to get your hands on these vital antioxidants? Visit your local grocer and buy some fresh fruit and vegetables.
Use these ingredients to make some high-antioxidant smoothie recipes. A general rule of thumb would be that the more colourful the fruit or vegetable, the more antioxidants it contains. Some of the best antioxidant properties are found in berries like blueberries and blackberries.
Smoothie for lower cholesterol
For a low cholesterol treat, eliminate any animal products from your smoothies. This includes dairy in the form of milk, yoghurt or even ice cream. Instead, use soy products. And for a sinful yet surprisingly healthy smoothie, go ahead and add some dark chocolate to your dessert smoothie. Dark chocolate has been known to help lower cholesterol. Who knew, a chocolate a day keeps the doctor away.