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Smoothies - the perfect nutrient suppliers

How to create the perfect smoothie and ensure your body gets the most important nutrients

Smoothies positively impact our wellbeing: they provide us with important nutrients and good energy. Rich in vitamins, they are excellent for hair and skin.

To start the day off well, I like to prepare smoothies for André and me. My nutritional philosophy is about providing the body with sufficient nutrients on a daily basis while ensuring we stay hydrated. Smoothies are two-in-one!

My perfect smoothie is composed of 3 parts:

1/3 water
1/3 fruit (e.g., blueberries, strawberries, bananas, avocado, dates)
1/3 vegetable (e.g., spinach, kale, lettuce, herbs, sprouts)

Place all three in a blender. You can sweeten with some maple syrup if you find the taste too bitter. Sometimes I add a little nut butter. Don't forget while you’re drinking it, get a little chewing action to enhance digestion of the smoothie. Chewing starts the digestive juices going and so helps relieve the strain so much fiber can put on the intestines.

"Smoothies
ensure that
our water
balance is
well filled
and provide
the body
with vitamins."