Vegetable smoothie recipes carry a lot benefits for health and weight maintenance. They are the easy link to getting the recommended 5 servings of vegetables and fruits suggested by the American Cancer Society which lowers the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases such as Cardiovascular Diseases and Type 2 Diabetes.
Vegetable smoothie recipes also contain high potassium that helps in eradicating loss of bone and as well helps in balancing blood pressure. If the recipe contains a good amount of vitamin A, it helps the eye and the skin and can also help in the prevention of infections of various degrees.
Vegetable smoothie recipe is not only great for getting enough vegetables in your meal servings, it is surprisingly better than chewing raw vegetables. When you include vegetables in your smoothie recipes, what it does is to do a breakdown of all the vitamins it contains into a state that is readily available for the body to assimilate, therefore making the fibers in it digest easily as well. Vegetable smoothie also gives room for you to add extra ingredients, such as garlic which helps in boosting the immune system of the body, and also ginger for battling against inflammation. In fact this smoothie recipe is a wise way of including vegetables in your kids’ diets as well.
Vegetable smoothie recipe has a lot of advantages, and one of them also is its ability to enhance weight loss. Vegetables generally are low in calories but yet, they are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates; this simply implies that vegetable smoothie recipes can easily and slowly digest in your stomach, and your stomach still feels full for a long period. But, if you have an issue with how vegetables taste, it will be wise to add some low-glycemic fruit into your vegetable smoothie recipes to add a little bit of sweetened taste, better still, some spicy ingredients can also add nice flavors to the taste.
So, can we quickly take a look at a sample smoothie recipe?
Tomato Vegetable Smoothie Recipes
A ½ cup of tomato juice
2 cups of Ice
1 cup of diced carrots
2 cups of diced tomatoes
¼ of apple juice
Additionally, you can as well add a ½ cup of diced celery or cucumbers, broccoli or spinach if you want the taste of your smoothie to be greener.
How to Prepare Your Vegetable Smoothie Recipes
- Wash all your ingredients thoroughly and put them in the smoothie maker or juicer without adding the ice or spices yet. Set your juicer or smoothie machine to 2 minutes as max and 1 minute as minimum.
- Now, add 2 cups of ice and juice for another 30 sec.
- At this stage, you can add your spices provided you want to and blend for another 5 sec.
- Pour into your cup, serve and enjoy it.
Please note: should you want a spicier tomato taste, you can as well add ¼ tea spoon of Tabasco or cayenne pepper. That way you get your spicy taste.