Winter Smoothies | Seasonal Fruits and Veggies for Maximum Health Benefits

Winter Smoothies | Seasonal Fruits and Veggies for Maximum Health Benefits

Smoothies are awesome. In addition to being delicious, quick and on-the-go, smoothies also pack a punch when it comes to maximum health benefits. Smoothies can help disguise the health benefits of less flavorful foods by combining them with naturally sweeter ingredients. Winter smoothies combine seasonal produce for maximum health. 

One of the greatest things about smoothies is you can be as creative as you’d like. You can find all of the healthy ingredients needed for winter smoothies at Livonia Glatt Market. And if you’re stumped on what to put inside, take inspiration from these winter smoothie suggestions.

 

Winter Smoothies for Maximum Health Benefits

Winter smoothies use seasonal ingredients for delicious health benefits.

 

Beet and Berry Smoothie

Beets? In a smoothie? Absolutely! Beets have many amazing health benefits. And if you’re not a fan of the flavor, you can disguise it by adding a banana into the mix. Beets can help lower blood pressure, likely due to the naturally-occurring nitrates that convert into nitric oxide in your body. Nitric oxide helps relax and dilate your blood vessels, which improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. That’s not all - beets can help boost stamina for your next workout and fight inflammation. Try this tasty Beet and Berry Smoothie recipe from Birchbox.

 

Fresh Cranberry and Orange Smoothie 

‘Tis the season for cranberries and we’re not talking about the can-shaped side dish you’re used to at Thanksgiving. Cranberries have many health benefits. They’re high in nutrients and their antioxidant content often classifies them as a “superfood”. Cranberries are best known for their ability to help ease the symptoms of a urinary tract infection, but that’s not all they’re good for. Cranberries can slow tumor progression and have proven helpful in fighting prostate, liver, breast, ovarian and colon cancer. This tasty recipe for a cranberry and orange winter smoothie from Real Simple will brighten your winter.

 

Green Apple Pie Smoothie

There are few things more comforting than a slice of apple pie. But if there was, it would be this Green Apple Pie Smoothie from Leelalicous because of the additional health benefits. Combining apples, all natural apple cider and either kale or spinach results in a tasty and healthy winter smoothie. The addition of kale means you get its many health benefits. Kale is great in winter smoothies because it’s low in calories, high in fiber and has zero fat. Additionally, it’s filled with powerful antioxidants. Looking to detox after a splurge-worthy holiday season? Kale helps keep your liver healthy, too!

 

Take advantage of the health benefits of winter produce at Livonia Glatt Market. We have all of the healthy and delicious ingredients you need to make a nutrient-packed winter smoothie at home.

 

Sources:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/269142.php

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/25/beets-health-benefits.aspx

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-4408/Top-10-Health-Benefits-of-Eating-Kale.html






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