Deciding if a Smoothie Diet Plan will be the feature or an added enhancement of your diet is important. It will also determine the contents of your drink depending on your individual dietary requirements. Eat your colours! Brightly coloured foods are an indication that they contain plenty of wonderful phytonutrients ~ Reds especially!
· Pawpaw, banana, and kiwi fruit with rice milk
· Blueberry, oat and banana with Greek yoghurt and freshly ground flaxseed
· Banana with coconut oil and vanilla yogurt
· Tinned apricot and mango with almond milk and malt
· Lychee, pear and stewed apple with ground oats
· Chamomile, peach and ginger
Seasonal berries with flaxseed and mint
Adding more dairy products, natural yogurt and whey protein (or protein powder) into your smoothie diet plan will provide the body with essential proteins. This should help you feel satisfied and at the same time keep you from consuming more than you absolutely need.
· Avocado, lime, celery and green bean
· Hemp seed, spinach, banana and kiwi
· Mint, parsley, cucumber, ginger, lettuce and tomato
· Tomato, parsley and celery with crushed ice
· Pawpaw with Greek yogurt, protein powder and chai seeds with hemp milk
· Strawberry, apricot, plum, watermelon and blueberry with crushed ice and a twist of lemon
Choose your base carefully; you are going to either go
with a milk base or ice base. You can of course use fruit juice but it contains
a lot more calories. There are a number of different milk products available
and many with very unique nutritional benefits and properties. Skim, soy,
calcium enriched, rice, almond, hemp, goats, A2, lactose free…the list goes on.
Try some small containers and find what agrees with you!
· Tomato, garlic, avocado and spinach with crushed almonds and flaxseed
· Banana and coconut water with yogurt
· Pineapple, mango, ginger and passionfruit crush
· Pawpaw and nectarine with whole milk and ground oats
· Frozen orange, mango, banana and grape with chai seeds
· Green bean and fresh sprouts with tomato, avocado and garlic
Foods such as vegetables, grains, oatmeal, nuts, fruits and whole wheat add essential fibre, but take note: cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale and spinach) contain a natural chemical that can block production of thyroid hormones. Raw spinach too contains oxalic acid which combines with metals such as calcium in the body to form oxalate crystals which can irritate the gut and kidneys. The most common kind of kidney stone is made of calcium oxalate.