THE SMOOTHIE BOOSTER EDIT
The inspiration for this came to me, because of quite being frequently stuck dining on liquids and soft foods, due to having braces. At some point you get sick of mashed potatoes and pudding as your emergency non-chewing food, and it’s nice to have something else ready, and smoothies are pretty awesome. This is also a handy guide for anyone wanting to get into smoothies, but wondering how they can make them more nutritious. The optional nutrition boosters I’m listing today, are basically tasteless. This way you can skip all the protein powder and get a natural boost instead.
Drink your greens
- The example above is spinach, one of my favourites, because..hello, green smoothie? Double the awesome. It doesn’t only look good, there’s a reason Popeye ate this stuff to power up. It supplies you with vitamin K, iron, has a low fat content and is said to help prevent diseases. Of course, you can use other things than spinach. Kale, herbs and other greens are great for stuffing in your blender as well, but spinach is one of the most discrete in taste. You could also try adding a small amount of fresh ginger. Not discrete at all, but very good for you.
A new favourite
- Chia seeds, ladies and gentlemen. They’re tiny, they’re undetectable after a few rounds in the blender, and they’re good for you. They’re low carb, packs a fiber punch, are said to improve your metabolic health (nobody likes diabetes and heart disease, am I right?) and contain the right nutrients your body needs to strengthen your bones. Oh, and you can make chia pudding with them. What’s not to like? Of course, you can also go with other types of seeds, for example flax seeds.
Super food staple
- Almonds are generally accessible, and well loved by many. They’re versatile and can be used in everything from cakes to salads, but also in smoothies. These babies are said to lower risk of weight gain, ups your energy production and provides calcium, iron and magnesium. Whether you decide to throw in a few handfuls of almonds or some other nuts you have at the ready, consider giving them a bit of a chop with a knife before adding them, just to make it easier for your blender.