Nothing is better than a cool smoothie on a hot summer day. Splendid Spoon smoothies are not only delicious but also provide several nutritional and beauty benefits! We spoke to nutritionist Eliza Savage, MS, RD, CDN, to get a health breakdown of our favorite new smoothies to drink this summer!
As summer approaches and the days get longer, your need for cold, convenient, and refreshing fuel increases just like temperature outside! With three delicious new smoothie flavors, Splendid Spoon has you covered! Strawberry Goji, Orange Hibiscus and Blueberry Coconut are not only tasty on-the-go options, they are chock-full of health and beauty benefits! Here are five reasons to grab these new smoothies this summer:
1. Get glowing skin.
Smoothies are a delicious and easy way to hydrate, and the extra fatty acids (avocado, nut butter, chia) will give your skin that gorgeous glow. The Orange Hibiscus smoothie truly is sunshine in a bottle, minus the tan! This delicious new smoothie contains avocado, a great source of skin-protective, as well as vitamin E and vitamin-C filled oranges, which promote skin health by preventing UV damage. “Superfruit” maqui powder bumps up the antioxidant power of this drink by fighting inflammation and aging. Drink up but remember to slather on the sunscreen as well!
2. Give your digestive system a rest.
A blended drink gives your digestive system a well-deserved break, as the body has to do less work in order to process the fibers and nutrients in the whole food ingredients. With less energy toward digestion, the body can focus on optimal nutrient absorption, as well as the repair and renewal of other tissues and systems. Want the healthiest gut possible? Splendid Spoon smoothies contain natural sources of probiotics (the food for gut-healthy probiotics)!
3. Cue the convenient fruit and veggie consumption.
If you’re on the go all day and don’t want to stop for a huge salad or veggie-based meal, a smoothie is an easy, portable, and convenient way to get in your fiber-filled produce. The Strawberry Goji smoothie really is the perfect snack when you’re on the go-ji! Strawberries and goji berries contain low-glycemic carbohydrates, meaning your blood sugar (and energy) will remain steady rather than spiking and dipping. Also, did you know that ¼ cup of goji berries contains 4g of protein? The protein-packed blend is kicked up a notch with cashew butter, coconut flakes and pea protein so you won’t need a snack a few hours later.
4. Feel beach ready.
Smoothies are your perfect beach companion—you can drink up without feeling weighed down! The new Blueberry Coconut smoothie contains baobab, a highly nutritious, fiber-rich plant that may promote weight loss by increasing feelings of fullness. Baobab has also been shown to decrease levels of inflammation in the body and promote healthy gut bacteria. Hello flat belly, goodbye bloat!
5. Amp up your energy.
Invigorate and energize yourself with nutrient-dense smoothies! The varied protein and healthy fat sources in these smoothies will give you sustained energy throughout the day. Protein and healthy fats are digested slower than carbohydrates, physically staying in your stomach for a longer period of time. Fats also promote absorption of critical vitamins in the body including K, A, D and E. With enhanced nutrient absorption and superfood ingredients, these smoothies are the perfect way to power up your day!
Looking for more reasons? Drinking one of these new plant-based blends is great for the environment. Consuming a primarily plant-based diet cuts your carbon footprint, conserves water, and protects animal and plant habitats. A healthier you and planet? What a win-win!
If this post made you hungry for these new, delicious, and healthy Splendid Spoon smoothies, click here to see this weeks menu!