What Color is Your Smoothie?: From Red Berry Roundup to Super Smart Purple Tart--300 Recipes for Vibrant Health
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Eating the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables isn't always easy. Even if you do, you still might not be getting the wide range of vitamins and minerals you need. Each color group of fruits and vegetables offers different beneficial effects, so to get these essential nutrients, you have to eat the rainbow! What Color Is Your Smoothie? helps you do just that. Inside, you'll find delicious, easy-to-make recipes, such as:
- Sparkling Strawberry Smoothie—bright red strawberries are packed with vitamin C. They also contain heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and belly-filling fiber.
- Clever Carrots and Spice—orange carrots are full of beta-carotene, which helps prevent cancer, arthritis, and cardiovascular disease
- Pineapple Banana Cream—yellow bananas are rich in carotenoids, which can decrease the likelihood of lung cancer
- Spicy Spinach Smoothie—dark green veggies contain phytochemicals, which can protect your eyes by keeping your retinas strong
- Blueberry Blastoff Smoothie—blue and purple foods contain flavonoids, which help prevent short-term memory loss
With more than 300 colorful, vitamin-packed smoothies to choose from, you'll blend, smooth, and shake your way to a healthy new you!
vegetables, here you’ll find both: sweet and savory fruits and sweet and savory vegetables. Even the most produce-opposed critics can find something they love in this delicious variety of scrumptious foods. But red produce does more than just taste good. The powerful phytochemicals that paint red produce its luscious color—including flavonols, anthocyanins, anthocyanadins, phenolic acids, lycopene, and lutein —are also incredibly powerful in terms of halting cell damage, reversing its effects,
15 g Cool Off with Cantaloupe You know Mother Nature has done her job when the most nutritious foods need nothing more than ice to tingle your taste buds and help your body function at its best. Cantaloupe and coconut milk combine to provide B vitamins for blood and metabolism health and vitamin C for improved immunity with absolute deliciousness in every delightful sip. YIELDS: 2 CUPS Ingredients 2 cups cantaloupe, peeled and deseeded 1 cup coconut milk 1 cup ice 1. In a
macronutrients. Optimum vitamin B6 levels are a necessity for total body health, and it can be easily consumed from a wide variety of natural foods. Some great sources of vitamin B6 include: Avocados Bananas Oats Peanut Butter Potatoes Spinach Walnuts Vitamin B7 (Biotin) Vitamin B7 (also known as biotin) is a water-soluble vitamin that helps promote an efficient metabolism by helping your body process carbohydrates and fat. Whether you’re looking to engage in regular physical
amino acids that optimize the body’s overall metabolism as well as the utilization of important nutrients. Some great sources of vitamin K include: Green leafy vegetables Lentils Parsley Peas Sea plants Vegetable oils Meet Your Minerals Minerals are another major support network that betters the body’s functioning. By contributing and assisting in almost every process from developing and strengthening teeth and bones to optimizing the quality and volume of our blood, minerals are
until desired consistency is achieved. PER 1 CUP SERVING Calories: 273 | Fat: 1 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 96 mg | Fiber: 6 g | Carbohydrates: 64 g Beautiful Blackberry Blend It’s hard to beat the beauty of vibrant berries blended into a nutritious smoothie. In this recipe, the violet combination of sweet and tart blueberries and blackberries with thin rice milk makes for a feast for the eyes as well as for the body. Something this vibrant makes it hard to not want to drink the rainbow!