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 major reasons why you should make honey the key ingredient in your smoothies.
Honey turns bitter into sweet
So, let’s get real; not all smoothies are delicious. They might be very good for you, but certain ingredients like kale, bitter melon, and even 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 sweetness takes over, and the bitter taste practically fades away. Needless to say, with honey, you’ll be able to 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’re diabetic 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 level 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 actually aid muscle repair? Just a dollop of this golden substance can significantly enhance muscle repair by boosting glycogen production which is 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 on a daily basis, and in moderation.
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 very fact that you’ve just burned anything that you’ll gain. Personally, as long as I am active, I don’t much care about enjoying a healthy smoothie.
This Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe is from my favorite personal trainer, Nick Shultz. Nick always reinforces the proper diet in support of the hard work we do together.
Live by chocolate
Made with Homemade Almond Milk and Coca, this smoothie is like an almond joy bar, only much better for you because there are no processed sugars.
Almond Milk Smoothie
When everything isn’t necessarily all peachy make this peach smoothie your personal secret weapon. No insulin spikes here. Peaches are low glycemic!
Berry delicious and oh-so-good for the memory. This Blueberry Smoothie is my all-time favorite smoothie.
Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
When Strawberries are in season, this is my go-to smoothie. Nothing better than peanut butter and strawberry smoothie. It’s like peanut butter and jelly sandwich without the bad stuff!
How to Make a Strawberry Smoothie
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
Last but not least, let’s get a little figgy with this Fig Smoothie. Late summer, the figs come in slowly then very quickly. We pick baskets of them. I freeze a bag or two of them for safe-keeping. This is a delicious smoothie!
How to Make a Fig Smoothie Recipe
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