3 Big Reasons Why You Should Add Honey to Your Smoothies

Honey is a golden superfood that has been used for centuries. Many know it as an effective medicine that can be used for healing, while others use it as a sweetener in their coffee. However, did you know that honey can be the perfect addition to smoothies? That’s right; whether it’s a breakfast or a midday smoothie, honey adds essential nutrients, such as calcium, copper, iron, and magnesium, to your already healthy concoction. But that’s not all. Let’s see other significant reasons you should make honey the critical ingredient in your smoothies.

Honey Fig Smoothie in glass with fresh-picked fig leaf and fig in process on white marble counter with white bowl filled with bananas
Waxing Kara Spring honey featured with Fig Smoothie on Chesterhaven Beach Farm

Honey turns bitter into sweet.

So, let’s get real; not all smoothies are delicious. They might be perfect for you, but certain ingredients like kale, bitter melon, and ginger can make your morning smoothie hard to enjoy. To remedy this, don’t hesitate to add a teaspoon or two of honey to your smoothie. And if you’re worried about calories, don’t be. Honey contains only about 16 calories per teaspoon, so it won’t make that much of a caloric difference; however, the difference in taste will be astounding. In other words, once you add the honey, its flavor profile takes over, and the bitter taste practically fades away. With honey, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a healthy smoothie and enjoy a little immunotherapy without squinting every time you take a sip.

You get additional nutrients with honey.

If you prefer a berry smoothie that lacks certain nutrients like calcium, magnesium, or iron, add honey to get all the essentials elements your body needs. This golden superfood can also be a nutritious addition to a smoothie, even if you have diabetes and need extra protein without the saturated fat. The secret, in this case, is to use it in moderation – so instead of two spoonfuls, use only one. Honey doesn’t contain any fat or cholesterol, so it’s also perfect for individuals who need to keep their cholesterol levels in check.

Honey aids muscle repair.

So we know how beneficial smoothies can be before or after a workout, but did you know that adding honey to your smoothie can aid muscle repair? Just a dollop of this golden substance can significantly enhance muscle repair by boosting glycogen production, essential for muscle restoration and blood sugar control. So, whether it’s a leafy green or a tropical banana smoothie, make sure you don’t leave honey out.

It’s no surprise people refer to this golden substance as a “superfood”; after all, it does have super properties. However, the secret is to consume it daily and in moderation.

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Try these smoothies made with honey.

The best time for a smoothie is after a workout. We use clean carbohydrates to repair muscle and restore energy supply. Any concern for calories is foreshadowed by the fact that you’ve just burned anything you’ll gain. Personally, as long as I am active, I don’t mind enjoying a healthy smoothie.

This Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe is from my favorite personal trainer, Nick Shultz. Nick consistently reinforces the proper diet to support the hard work we do together.

Pumpkin Smoothie

This pumpkin smoothie works like a post-workout recovery shake.
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Live by chocolate

Made with Homemade Almond Milk and Cocao, this smoothie is like an almond joy bar, only much better for you because there are no processed sugars.

Almond Milk Smoothie

Our Chocolate Almond Milk Smoothie may sound indulgent, but you wouldn’t believe how great it is for you! Packed with fiber, protein, and super-food antioxidants, 
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Make this peach smoothie your secret weapon when everything isn’t necessarily all peachy. Peaches are low glycemic! No insulin spikes here.

Peach Smoothie

This smoothie can bring summertime home at any time of the year if you use frozen peaches. Delicious and a low glycemic index fruit!
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Berry is delicious and oh-so-good for the memory. This Blueberry Smoothie is my all-time favorite smoothie.

Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

Blueberries are very low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and anti-oxidants that contribute towards optimum health and wellness. These vitamins and minerals work together as anti-oxidants which help limit free radical injury to the body.
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When Strawberries are in season, this is my go-to smoothie. It’s like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bad stuff! Nothing better than peanut butter and strawberry smoothie.

How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie

Try this delicious and surprisingly filling Peanut Butter and Strawberry Smoothie to get your day started!
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Don’t forget to eat your greens. Green Smoothies can be extra-special good for you depending on how you decide to make them.

Bee Green Smoothies

Without honeybees, there would be far fewer greens, use as many as you wish to make this drink better and better with each addition. You can AVOID sugar-y fruits in this smoothie altogether.
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Last but not least, let’s get a little figgy with this Fig Smoothie. In late summer, the figs come in slowly, then very quickly. We pick baskets of them. I freeze a bag or two of them for safekeeping. This is a delicious smoothie!

How to Make a Fig Smoothie Recipe

Now you can get figgy with your morning smoothie. Go out to the fig tree, pick a handful of figs, and follow the directions below on how to make a fig smoothie!
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