One of the easiest ways to get the nutrients your body needs is to drink a healthy and tasty shake. Many people don't eat the foods they should be eating, but by throwing them all into a shake, you can get plenty of healthy vitamins and nutrients in one drink. A shake is a great way to start the day or can be a delicious snack. Numerous healthy recipes are available, so find one that uses the foods you like, and start enjoying a healthy shake every day.
How to Make Nutrient Shakes
Peel a ripe banana and put it into a blender. Bananas are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are also healthy sources of fiber, vitamin C, potassium, manganese and vitamin B6.
Drop a cup of frozen strawberries into the blender. Frozen strawberries are even better than fresh ones because all of the vitamins and nutrients are retained. Add more than a cup if you prefer a stronger strawberry taste.
Add a cup of frozen broccoli to the blender. Frozen broccoli is a good source of protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, calcium and potassium.
Blend the fruits and vegetables until smooth. Make sure you blend the fruits before you add the orange juice. This will ensure that all of your ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Add a cup of orange juice into the blender. The orange juice doesn't have to be measured exactly to one cup but will just add more liquid to your shake.
Blend the drink until it is mixed well. If it is too watery, add more fruits or vegetables to thicken it. If it is too thick, add more orange juice.