If there is one drink that seems to be loved by all, it’s a refreshing fruit smoothie. People tend to go for fruits that are sweet and fragrant. Of course, individual tastes vary but some fruit shakes seem universal favourites. It is best to use different types of fruit to get a wide range of nutrients in a healthy smoothie.
Banana is one of the most popular fruit in the smoothie. They are cheap and readily available. They also provide a natural sweetness to smoothies and make it thicker and creamy too. Bananas are incredibly nutritious. They are rich in vitamin C, fiber and potassium. Potassium is important as it helps to regulate blood pressure and is necessary for normal muscle function during exercise. Therefore, athletes and physically active people eat bananas before and after their training or exercise.
Berries are also favourite fruit for healthy smoothies. Strawberry flavour is fantastic and they are rich in fiber, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and calcium nutrients in strawberries which boosts the immune system and aids in digestion.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and phyto nutrients which fight harmful free radicals. They help prevent some forms of cancer. Blueberries are also rich in fiber. Other favourite fruits include oranges, mangoes, papayas, and peaches. They are rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. Juicy fruits such as papaya and mango lead to thick shakes. Apples, grapes, pears and melons are also delicious in smoothies.