As we look back on the health trends of recent years, picture-perfect smoothies have undoubtedly dominated the tabloids and social media feeds everywhere. Models swear by them and fitness influencers rave about them but are these picture-perfect drinks a healthy option? More importantly- do they actually taste good? Although the latter question is up for debate, smoothies have the potential to be packed with essential vitamins, antioxidants and can aid weight-loss. Not to mention, they are great for those who are busy and on-the-go.

If you are looking to hop on the smoothie train, Premier Independent Physicians has done the research for you and has identified a few vitamin-packed drinks for you to sample. Try one (or all of them) and let us know what you think on social media!

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In addition to the high amounts of Vitamin A, K, B6 and C, one cup of raw kale contains only 33 calories and 7 grams of carbohydrates.

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  • 1 1/2 cups green grapes
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 cup banana slices, frozen
  • 1 cup green tea
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  • 1 ½ cups water, or yogurt, or milk of choice
  • 1 serving of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup strawberries, frozen
  • ½ cup raspberries, frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries, frozen
  • ½ cup blackberries, frozen

 

Oatmeal contains a fiber called beta-glucan which has proven to “help slow digestion, increase satiety, and suppress appetite”.
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  • 1/2 cup of soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
Oatmeal contains a fiber called beta-glucan which has proven to “help slow digestion, increase satiety, and suppress appetite”.
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  • 1 heaping cup fresh spinach
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1/2 banana, frozen
  • 1/4 avocado
Whether you are trying to incorporate a well-balanced smoothie into your wellness journey or simply looking for a nutritious start to your day, smoothies can offer many benefits. We hope at least one of the recipes above inspires you to incorporate more fresh, anti-oxidant-rich ingredients into your diet. For additional health and wellness tips, follow us on social media and subscribe to receive updates whenever we post a new article!