Why drinking smoothies is good + 7 recipes

Smoothies allow you to stay in perfect shape without feeling hungry and quench your thirst on hot summer days, and also has a preventive and healing effect on many diseases. 

Smoothies have many benefits:

Ease of preparation

the availability of fruits, berries and vegetables that are part of the smoothie;

Saturation of the body with vitamins, micro- and macroelements;

Strengthening immunity, increasing mood and physical strength;

Smoothie components can be changed independently to taste, inventing new recipes. 

Cranberry Grapefruit Smoothie

· 1 grapefruit

3 tablespoons of cranberries

3 ice cubes

Rinse the fruit and berries, peel the grapefruit, cut into quarters and prepare the juice. Place the cranberries in a blender and blend until smooth, then stir in the grapefruit juice. Crush ice into crumbs and pour into a glass, then pour a mixture of grapefruit and cranberry juice into a glass.

♦ strengthen capillaries;

♦ help to cope with hypertension, atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases;

♦ successfully used to prevent the formation of “stars” on the legs and body, kidney stones. 

Cranberry blueberry smoothie

half a glass of cranberries

a glass of blueberries

XNUMX/XNUMX cup freshly made orange juice

Rinse the berries and beat until smooth in a blender. In a clear glass, pour the orange juice first, then the cranberry-blueberry smoothie mixture.

♦ help to get rid of pain in the stomach and normalize the activity of the gastrointestinal tract;

♦ stimulate the body’s metabolism and have an anti-inflammatory effect;

♦ help reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, which is especially important in type II diabetes, also reduce blood clotting, which is necessary for the prevention of heart attack and stroke;

♦ reduce eye fatigue, enhancing visual acuity;

♦ have a therapeutic effect in urolithiasis.


“Red Smoothie”

· 1 grapefruit

4 tablespoons of cranberries

1 apple

3 ice cubes

Rinse the fruits and berries, peel the grapefruit, cut into quarters and prepare the juice. Cut the core from the apple, also cut into quarters and prepare the juice.

Place the cranberries in a blender and blend until smooth, then stir in the freshly made grapefruit and apple juices. Crush ice into crumbs and pour into a glass, then pour a mixture of juices into a glass.

♦ reduces the amount of “bad” cholesterol in the body;

♦ improves metabolism;

♦ successfully used in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis and helps to reduce blood pressure in hypertension;

♦ very useful for the body in the treatment of liver diseases;

♦ improves digestion;

♦ strengthens the immune system and is recommended for people who are weakened after illnesses and surgeries to recuperate;

♦ burns fats and has an antioxidant effect, which is especially important in an unsatisfactory environmental situation in a metropolis.

♦ lowers blood pressure, therefore recommended for hypertensive patients;

♦ reduces blood glucose, which helps in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity;

♦ has a hematopoietic, diuretic and expectorant effect;

♦ improves metabolism in the body, which helps to cure urolithiasis, gout, constipation, enterocolitis;

♦ helps to recover faster from flu, stomach diseases, atherosclerosis, rheumatism, arthritis;

♦ has a calming effect on insomnia;

♦ useful in diseases of the liver and kidneys.

However, with gastritis and stomach ulcers, the consumption of apple juice should be reduced.

 “Purple Smoothie”

1 cup honeysuckle berries

1 apple

1 cup cream

Rinse honeysuckle berries and apple. Core the apple and cut into quarters. Place the apple slices in a blender and blend, then the honeysuckle berries and cream, blend again until smooth. Pour the prepared smoothie into a glass. As a garnish, top the drink with 2 leaves of peppermint or lemon balm, depending on preference.

♦ helps with hypertension and diseases of the gallbladder;

♦ has an antiulcer effect;

♦ saturates the body with vitamins, having antiscorbutic properties;

♦ also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal action.


Smoothie with prunes

a small handful of pitted prunes

a glass of cream

toasted chopped nuts (peanuts, walnuts or pine nuts)

Rinse the prunes, pour hot water in a bowl, bring to a boil, cover the bowl with a lid and leave to swell. In a blender, beat the soft prunes and cream until smooth, pour into a glass and sprinkle a small amount of chopped nuts on top of the drink.

The taste of this smoothie can be changed by adding 1 banana to the composition, thereby the drink will be sweeter.

 “Honey Banana”

· 2 bananas

2 tablespoons of honey

2 cups low fat cream (regular or coconut)

3 ice cubes

Rinse bananas, peel, cut into several pieces. In a blender, mix the banana pieces, honey and cream until smooth. Crush ice into crumbs and pour into a glass, then pour the resulting mixture into a glass.

♦ helps to cope with depression and more easily survive the effects of stress;

♦ promotes scarring of the ulcer in gastric ulcer;

♦ this smoothie is an effective home remedy for cough;

 “Fruit Paradise”

· 2 bananas

· 1 mango

· 1 pineapple

1 cup creamy yogurt or low-fat cream (can be substituted for coconut)

Rinse and peel bananas, mangoes and pineapples. Cut bananas and pineapple into several pieces, remove the stone from the mango. Make juice from pineapple and mango. In a blender, blend the juice mixture and the banana pieces, then add the cream (yogurt) and blend again until smooth.

This drink can be safely called a “smoothie for weight loss.”

♦ reduce susceptibility to stress;

♦ strengthen immunity.

♦ helps to cope with edema, having a diuretic effect;

♦ has an anti-inflammatory effect;

♦ an effective remedy for the prevention of atherosclerosis and hypertension (lowers blood pressure);

♦ Prevents the formation of blood clots by thinning the blood.

♦ is a prophylactic of cancerous tumors;

♦ has antioxidant and antiseptic properties.

The famous physician, natural philosopher and alchemist Paracelsus stated: “Your food is your medicine, and your medicine is your food.” This truth, of course, is suitable for smoothies.

Having only natural ingredients in its composition, the smoothie helps to adjust your diet throughout the day and not lose the “feeling of lightness”. At the same time, you get a unique taste of drinks, a sufficient amount of nutrients, as well as a boost of energy and strength! 


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