7 Fresh Ways to Upgrade Your Smoothie
By Leah Goldblatt, Editorial Assistant |
Smoothies can be a convenient, healthy way to have a snack or meal replacement on the go, but if you are looking to give your favorite recipes an added boost, nutritionist Jess Cording has recommended her seven all-star ingredients you must try!
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Go for an easy swap. “A lot of people think fruit juice is a healthy addition to smoothies, but it comes with a lot of calories, mainly from sugar,” says Cording. "Unflavored coconut water provides around 40 calories per cup versus about 100 calories per cup of fruit juice, and is a great source of potassium and other electrolytes, which promote hydration."
Another seed also packed with fiber and omega-3s are chia seeds, which Cording says are a good source of potassium, magnesium, calcium and iron.
Looking for a boost? Try Matcha. Cording says, “This powder made of ground green tea leaves offers a variety of health benefits from powerful antioxidants, potential weight loss, and even a concentration boost."