12 Superfoods to Turn Into Smoothies

12 Superfoods to Turn Into Smoothies
Healthy Smoothies For Everyday of the Week
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Make smoothies with nutrient-dense fruits (superfoods), which may help reduce the risk of disease. 

There’s nothing better in the summertime than a refreshing drink to cool you down. There are so many to choose from — soda, lemonade, iced tea — but these drinks tend to pile on the sugar and may leave you feeling dehydrated. Never fear: You don’t have to compromise flavor for health benefits. When you need a refresher during the day, go for a smoothie — not just any smoothie, but one that contains a so-called "superfood." Superfood smoothies pack a flavor punch, they’re nutritious, and they’ll make you feel great.

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Do you know what a superfood is? Superfoods are defined as nutrient-rich foods that may have exceptional health benefits and are high in vitamins and antioxidants. You could be eating superfood fruit and vegetables on a daily basis without even knowing it. And while their benefits are commonly overestimated — no single food, no matter how "super," is going to prevent or cure disease — they undeniably contribute to our well-being.

Apples, kiwi, kale, and spinach — all ingredients that are delicious in smoothies — are often cited as superfoods. Apples contain quercetin, an antioxidant said to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Add apples to your kale smoothie with lemon juice and yogurt for a nutrient-packed drink. According to Woman’s Day, kiwis reduce asthma-related wheezing, because they’re high in vitamin C. Spinach is a superfood that is high in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory nutrients, and contains vitamins that promote bone and vision health. It can also go in a number of different drinks. Making an apple smoothie? Add some spinach. Making a strawberry smoothie? Spinach works great there, too.

Have a nutrient-filled drink to brighten up your day — and your body. Want to see what other superfoods you can turn into smoothies? Read on to find out.


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Apples contain an antioxidant said to reduce your risk of lung cancer. They also have a high pH level, which may prevent or alleviate heartburn symptoms. Next time you get heartburn, put down the antacids and make a smoothie with apple, banana, and peanut butter.


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Avocados are nutrient-dense fruits that provide you with vitamins, minerals, and a broad range of other positive health benefits. Putting avocados in a smoothie may seem weird, but don’t knock it until you try it. Make a mango, pineapple, and avocado smoothie — it’ll change the way you view this fruit.

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