Why Superfood Smoothies?
Smoothies are simple, quick, easy and nutritious. Fruit, veggies + liquid, blend and your done. They are a great way to energize and hydrate the body in a healthy way. That being said, drinking smoothies without an understanding of how to build them properly will only magnify any health issues you currently have. That’s why it is important to understand what goes into a smoothie and why.
Ubatuba has developed a few recipes that promote health beyond basic nutrition. They digest slowly, allowing you to obtain the full benefits in a delicious drinkable form, keep you satisfied for longer and provide you with the energy you need. Ubatuba’s health foods combined in smoothies are also high in antioxidants and vitamins, perfect for your quick and easy breakfast or snack throughout the day.
Want to know how to build a real superfood smoothie? Here’s our advice:
1. Always blend your smoothies, never juice. Blending smoothies means you are breaking down the cellulose fiber in the fruits and vegetables, which makes them easier to digest ensuring your body absorbs all the essential nutrients.
2. Use fruits from the sour and bitter fruit families such as Ubatubas Acai, Kakadu Plum (sour), Cacao and Guarana (bitter). These fruits do not contain high amounts of fructose and therefore do not exasperate any sugar related health problems you may have.
3. Use a healthy, organic forms of fat, like avocados, hemp seed oil, flaxseed oil, ghee or coconut oil. These add flavour and create that thick consistency we all love in a smoothie. Fats also help keep your body feeling satisfied longer.
4. Try a small amount of a nuts or seeds or even a spoonful of any nut or seed butter . These give a nice texture and flavour to your yummy one-of-a-kind superfood Smoothie creation.
When is the best time of the day to drink a Smoothie?
We love smoothies in the morning because that’s when our body needs alkaline, easy-to-digest, liquidy foods. We wake up dehydrated and acidic and are usually not ready to overburden our digestive systems with complex meals. Acai, Guarana and Kakadu Plum are perfect added into your morning smoothie because they provide energy throughout the day and are easily digested in the morning.
Smoothies are also perfect for a quick snack between meals or used as a meal replacement, especially for those trying to lose weight. If weight management is your goal we recommend 1 teaspoon (5g) of Guarana added to your morning or snack time smoothie. On the other hand, smoothies are also ideal to take between meals if you need to put on more muscle or gain weight. If this is your goal, we recommend a good source of plant protein combined with Ubatuba Acai or Cacao.
Now that you have some simple guidelines, you are ready to make your own delicious smoothies. Follow the Principle of Uniqueness. See what your body likes best. It will speak to you loud and clear, you’ll find that building a smoothie with Ubatubas Health Foods advice will take you a long way on your personal health journey. Let us know on Facebook, Instagram or through our website what you come up with. We are always on the lookout for new recipes that promote health Beyond Basic Nutrition.
Checkout our Recipes & Advice page where you will find recipe ideas that we at Ubatuba regularly use to perform at our best. Don’t be afraid to get creative and let us know what new ideas you come up with. We are all on this health journey together so we love to get feedback that will help us as a community build personal and planetary health.