Give your smoothie a boost!
It’s smoothie season! Yassss!! We know there are some days when you wake up feeling a little more tired than usual. Maybe you had a restless sleep or you had to be up earlier for an appointment. Now you’re worried you will be tired all day… but have no fear, adding a little boost to your smoothe may make a big difference!
Give these a try:
For an all-natural energy boost, green leafy veggies are hard to beat! Try adding a handful to your smoothie to get some vitamin A, C, K, B and iron in your day.
Baby spinach is great if you are worried about changing the flavour of your smoothie because it is quite mild. You can also use a greens powder if you like to make your smoothies at work or if you don’t have greens on hand.
I’ve talked about nuts being an energy-packed snack food, so why not add them to your smoothie? To save your blender, soak a handful of your favourite nuts (almonds or walnuts are great) the night before to soften them before adding to your smoothie.
These mighty little seeds can absorb up to 10 times their size in liquid! That means they can slow the conversion of carbohydrates and help to regulate your blood sugar. This slow release of carbohydrates can make it easier to balance your energy throughout the day.
If you’re planning a tough workout, spirulina can be helpful for increasing your energy! Not only is it high in iron (great for energy production) but it also contains vitamins B1 and B2. These vitamins help your body convert carbohydrates into energy. Spirulina is great for recovery post-workout too.
There are so many reasons to add bananas to your smoothie! They contain vitamin C and B, potassium, fibre and antioxidants. Plus, they provide your body with carbohydrates and are low GI. That means adding them to a smoothie can give you long-lasting energy!
Keeping some of these foods in your kitchen means you can easily make an energy-boosting smoothie when you need it. We hope this helps to keep you going on a busy day!
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