Try this refreshing ginger and strawberry smoothie for delicious and healthy flavor on a traditional strawberry smoothie.
Strawberries scream summer – they’re sweet, in season, and rich in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that we know helps our bodies reduce inflammation, improve immune function, and boost collagen production – hello beauty food!
A busy morning is no excuse to skip breakfast, especially when you have a simple recipe that takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and clean since you only get dirty on one plate, two if you count the cup you drink from. All in all, try this quick and energizing breakfast the next time you have fresh or frozen organic strawberries on hand.
Why should we eat red fruits and vegetables?
Whole foods (like fruits and vegetables) that are naturally red are loaded with antioxidants, but most notably lycopene (a carotenoid) and anthocyanins. Lycopene It is most commonly known with tomatoes, but did you know it’s found in the following whole red foods as well? Lycopene has been studied and shown to help fight a variety of cancers (1), Helps improve blood circulation and reduce high blood pressure (2), Lowering cholesterol (3), And reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (4Reducing metabolic syndrome (5). But why are antioxidants important?
Think of antioxidants as the protectors that our bodies need an added bonus, as they are found in all the foods we eat. Our bodies need antioxidants to fight free radicals. Free radicals can damage healthy cells Oxidative stress, Which may cause harm to hormones, blood vessels, proteins, fats and the genetic code; It causes cancer, inflammation, pain, degenerative disease, heart disease, and aging itself.
Smoothies are a great way to get a nutrient-dense meal full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants, but the key is to make sure they’re well-balanced so that you feel full and energized.
The basic five nutritious meal is any meal that contains all five of the elements in our basic five diet: non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein, and flavor factor. By including at least 3 of the five elements in either Juices You will feel well digested, energized and satiated.
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Here are the five essential elements in strawberry and ginger juice:
1 • Non-starchy carbohydrates
2 • Starchy or sugary carbohydrates
3 • Healthy fats
- Unsweetened almond milk
- Cashew butter
- Chia or flax seeds
4 • Protein
- Vegetable protein powder
5 • the flavor factor
With one cup of fresh strawberries in this strawberry and ginger smoothie, you’ll get about 3 grams of fiber, which isn’t much compared to the amount you need in the day, but for a smoothie, that’s a great start! To boost the fiber, you can add half a zucchini, which will also add a creamy texture!
Vitamin C (and more antioxidants!)
strawBerries A great source of vitamin C, in just one cup of fresh strawberries there is about 149% DV of Vitamin C – which is important to our overall health from fighting infections and producing collagen.
Including phytonutrients like anthocyanins, tannins, anthocyanins, flavonols, resveratrol, ellagic acid, and catechins from strawberries alone.