Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Introducing a wide variety of fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds into your diet is an essential and delicious way to receive the vitamins, minerals and nutrients required to keep your body and mind functioning effectively. If you want to ensure you consume plenty of goodness then try blitzing a mixture of these healthy ingredients in a blender. You’ll make some unique, colourful and wholesome smoothies, and you can even add in Forever supplements – perfect for giving your smoothie that extra punch!
Love your body from the inside by fuelling it with fresh and healthy ingredients. All of our smoothies contain an array of vitamin-infused produce, most of which are raw and ready to eat, just as nature intended! Below is a selection of some of the awesome ingredients we love to sink our teeth into:
Chia seeds derive from a flowering plant that is a part of the mint family; they are an ideal source of omega-3 and protein.
Did you know that lavender is also an edible herb? Not only will including lavender in your beverages make you feel fancy and floral, but this dried purple treat is also a source of vitamin A, calcium and iron.
Dubbed ‘queen of the greens’, this low- calorie leafy veg is high in fibre and absolutely crammed with a wonderful array of vitamins, nutrients and essential fatty acids.
These little berries are crammed full of nutrients including folate, vitamin C and B6. Among other benefits, vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function; this means blueberries are brilliant for keeping our minds in check. You may need to eat a fair few handfuls though!
Another delicious spice that is popular in both sweet and savoury dishes.
This warm, delicate spice should be used sparingly but it is still full of nutrients including manganese, magnesium and thiamine.
Almond milk is low in fat and cholesterol and it’s full of vitamins, as well as iron, calcium and zinc.
Avocado is a fruit and a fantastic source of vitamin K, B6, E, C, copper, folate and omega-3.
This sweet-tasting juice is low in calories and high in vitamin A. Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin and vision, and to the normal function of the immune system.
Most people know that bananas are packed full of potassium but did you also know that bananas (that aren’t too ripe) contain a good source of pectin, a fibre that (when enough is consumed) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Result!
This root vegetable is packed with calcium, iron and vitamins A and C. It is also a good source of folic acid, fibre, manganese and potassium.
This finely-ground powder is actually used to make green tea, a tea praised for its antioxidant properties. Matcha powder also contains fibre, caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine.
This delicious and nutritious sports drink contains five grams of L-Arginine per serving plus vitamins, including vitamin C – which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue – and vitamin D – which contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function.
Arguably the healthiest spice available, ginger is bursting with nutrients and is therefore a popular ingredient in traditional and alternative medicine.
Medjool dates are low in fat but full of protein and carbohydrates. They are high in fibre, potassium – which assists in balancing the body’s pH – and beta-D-glucan. If you eat enough dates the beta-glucan will contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.
Forever Bee Honey
This all-natural, delicious sweetener is loaded with nature’s goodness and is perfect for replacing processed sugar in your diet. It’s easy to digest and packed with fructose, glucose and a large number of micronutrients.