Antioxidants are seen everywhere now. Skin creams, supplements, foods…the list goes on and on. There’s no doubt that antioxidants have a profound effect on our body’s ability to fend off free radicals, but more importantly, antioxidants give us the chance at better health through supporting cell function and immune system strength. Minimized risk of certain cancers, improved skin condition, and fewer infections are just a few benefits that antioxidants have to offer.
If you’re looking for an easy way to get more antioxidants in your diet, we highly recommend trying to introduce more nutrient and antioxidant-rich foods into your diet. “Superfoods” like sweet potatoes, spinach, blueberries, tomatoes, oranges, and broccoli are all great choices when you want to get more antioxidants into your diet. Looking for something quick and easy to give you a boost? How about an antioxidant-packed smoothie?
To make an antioxidant-rich smoothie, here’s what you need to do:
Choose a combination of superfoods that can boost your antioxidant levels. An easy way to do this is to mix together a variety of berries. Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are all rich in antioxidants as well as valuable nutrients. Once you have your superfoods together, try mixing in a few other fruits (or even vegetables) to kick things up a notch on the nutrient scale. Some of our favorite ingredients are kiwis, bananas, and oranges.
Next, choose a base for the smoothie to give it some texture and substance. We recommend using yogurt as yogurt is rich in probiotics as well as calcium. Add the fruits and the yogurt to your blender and top it off with some fresh fruit juices. If you can, try using fruit juices that are freshly pressed and unprocessed. Add a few cubes of ice to chill the smoothie and, if you’d like, a scoop of your favorite protein or nutrient powder. Blend and serve.
That’s it – it can be that simple to boost your daily intake of antioxidants.