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In today’s busy world it can be difficult to make sure that we eat right. Fruit and vegetable smoothies are a wonderful way to make sure that your family gets the vitamins and nutrients that they need. While there are many businesses that cater to the “smoothie crowd” the best smoothies are the ones you make at home. By choosing to make your smoothie at home you control how the fruits and vegetables are washed, you can control the quality of the ingredients and its fun and saves money.
Smoothie 101: Getting Started
The first step to making your own smoothie is to pick out the very best quality fruits and vegetables that you can find. It is best to use organically grown products so you can avoid unhealthy contaminants. Once you have chosen your produce, properly wash the fruits and vegetables using a USDA certified fruit and vegetable wash, such as PRO-SAN®. It is important to carefully wash your produce so that you remove dirt, bacteria and other potentially dangerous impurities.
Now here’s the fun part. Blend all your ingredients together to make a delicious and nutritious drink that is packed with vitamins, fiber and healthy pulp.
Here are a couple of easy, healthy and delicious smoothie recipes your whole family will love.
¾ c. organic strawberries (stemmed)
¾ c. organic peaches
¼ c. organic broccoli florets
6 oz. organic peach whole fruit yogurt
¼ c. organic orange juice
¼ of a lemon, juiced.
Popeye’s Berry-Spinach Smoothie
1½ c. organic mixed berries
½ c. organic peas (frozen)
½ c. fresh organic spinach
6 oz. organic whole fruit strawberry yogurt
¼ c. organic 100% berry juice
For both recipes begin by washing all the produce PRO-SAN® Fruit and Vegetable Wash.
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until completely smooth. Enjoy!
The Real Benefits of Making Your Own Smoothies
Smoothies have been around for a long time. There were first introduced back in the 30’s. It is expected by 2015 the world market for smoothies will reach $9 billion. That’s a good chunk of change. The average price for a ready-made smoothie is about $4.50. You can make one at home for much less than that.
Smoothies are a great meal replacement which can help you shed a few pounds and they help stabilize blood sugars and energy levels. Drink a smoothie before a workout and you will have more endurance and energy.
The most beneficial reason to drink a fruit and vegetable smoothie is that they are nutrition-dense. They are brimming with vitamins and antioxidants. The fiber in a smoothie can help you stay regular and they take awhile to digest leaving you fuller, longer.
Pull out your blender and get started making your own delicious, healthy smoothies today. Your family will love you for it.
You can purchase PRO-SAN® USDA Certified Fruit and Vegetable Wash by visiting there website at Microcide. While you are there check out the other wonderful products they offer.