When I was a young girl, my mom faced a constant losing battle trying to get me to eat fruit. I just didn’t like it. Whether she put an apple on the table or a banana or an orange, I refused it all. I was happy with my burgers, chips and candy bars.
However, as I got older I realised how important the nutritional value of fruit is for us. If we want to stay healthy, we need to feed our body the essential micronutrients found in fruit.
The problem is that, no matter how old and mature we get, some of us literally never start to dig whole fruit. We just don’t like the texture. So what do we do if we don’t want to miss out on the vital micronutrients?
Fruit smoothies are the answer. Easy to drink, convenient, super tasty and absolutely stuffed with all kinds of fruit, minerals, vitamins and other nutrients, fruit smoothies could be the best addition to your diet ever. Let’s take a look at 10 reasons you should drink fruit smoothies.
They’re Convenient And Also Affordable
Do you think it takes a lot of time and effort to make a fruit smoothie? Think again. It actually takes just a few minutes, and making one is so simple.
In fact, once you start making your own fruit smoothies, you’ll start to question why you didn’t start sooner!
Buying the ingredients doesn’t cost much at all either. If you’ve already got a blender in your kitchen, all you need to do is buy the fresh fruits before tossing them all in a blender – and blending!
And if you don’t fancy making your own, you can buy delicious fruit smoothies from the supermarket for less than $5.
Fruit Smoothies Keep Your Bones Strong
When you’re young, your bones aren’t necessarily something you spend a lot of time thinking about. It’s only when they start to ache that you begin to give them a bit of thought.
But osteoporosis is very real and it’s a very debilitating disease that can seriously affect the quality of your life. It generally occurs as we get older, but how you live your life now will affect how strong your bones are in the years ahead.
Your body needs lots of alkaline foods in order to stay strong and healthy, and fruit smoothies can certainly help with this. A body that is too acidic is at risk of thinning bones, which can in time lead to osteoporosis. Drink more fruit smoothies for a stronger you.
You’ll Experiment With Fruits
It took me a long time to get onboard with fruit. It wasn’t until I was 21 that I was finally eating at least one piece of fruit per day.
The problem is that it was always the same fruit. Each day, I’d eat a banana at work, and it was the only fruit I’d eat. Sure, I was getting lots of potassium but I was missing out on so much other good stuff. I was playing it safe. I was afraid to try other things.
When you make your own fruit smoothies, you start to experiment with other fruits. One day you might try mango to give your smoothie a kick, while another day you might try a recipe that involves pumpkin.
The variety will add a boost to your diet, your health – and your tastebuds.
Who knows? You might even try dragon fruit someday! (that’ll impress your friends)
Fruit Smoothies Are Portable
Going out for a run and want to take a drink along with you? Then take a bottle of fruit smoothie! Fruit smoothies can be drank anywhere – in the park, at work, on a train, and even while you’re stuck in traffic.
Fruit Smoothies Make You Healthier
Fruit makes you healthier. It’s a fact that can’t be argued with. The more fruit you consume, the healthier you’ll be. Fruit gives a boost to your immune system, your skin, your hair, your heart, your liver, your cells – everything!
Even your eyebrows!
This is because fruit is rich in all kinds of powerful antioxidants, vitamins, fibre, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids that maintain a healthy body and cut down your risk of disease.
And as you know, staying healthy is kinda important!
Fruit Smoothies Can Be Your Breakfast
Do you usually skip breakfast? If so, there’s probably a good chance that you snack at work to make up for it.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you don’t ordinarily have the time to cook, or if the smell of bacon makes you wretch so early in the day, drinking a fruit smoothie is something you should consider. It will load you up with important nutrients that set you up for the day, and it will also reduce your cravings for an unhealthy mid-morning snack.
Fruit Gives You An Energy Kick
Ever had one of those mornings where you just can’t seem to wake up? We all have. Most of us grab a cup of coffee as soon as we get into the office. And, truly, it does perk us up.
But there are better – healthier – ways of getting an energy boost. And it comes in the form of fruit smoothies.
Fruit smoothies are essentially energy in a glass. If you drink one on an empty stomach, their sugars are released almost instantly into your bloodstream, giving you the kind of awesome boost in energy that will supercharge your day.
Fruit Smoothies Make You Feel More Positive
When you know you’re drinking something super healthy, you instantly feel better about yourself. You feel more positive and optimistic about life.
It’s the total opposite to waking up with a dreadful hangover and cussing yourself for drinking that fourth glass of wine.
Fruit Smoothies Can Help You Lose Weight
I remember when I was young girl my neighbour was on a diet. She was trying really hard to lose weigh. I never knew specifically what she ate as part of her diet, but I pictured her picking at fruit and vegetables and eating lots of salads. It all sounded so boring!
But losing weight is a very serious thing for some people, and fruit smoothies can certainly help. And they’re not boring at all – they’re actually super tasty.
Fruit smoothies are rich in fibre, which helps to keep you satisfied for longer. It basically prevents you from overeating as the day goes on. They also arm you with more energy so that you’re better motivated to head to the gym and workout.
Fruit Smoothies Are Healthier Than Soda
Lastly, fruit smoothies are way more healthier than soda. Moreover, they also taste better.