Fruit Smoothies Recipe-Antioxidant And Protein Berry Chia Smoothie

antioxidant filled chia and berry smoothie recipe

Antioxidant Filled Chia and Berry Smoothie Recipe

Getting enough protein in your diet is challenging when you want to lose weight, and chia seeds are great alternative. Besides protein, they give you plenty of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

Many people have trouble with the seeds’ crunchy texture, though. Blending into this sweet fruit-based morning smoothie is a great solution.

It provides tons of vitamin C and over 10 grams of dietary fiber, making it a great, light way to start your day.

Antioxidant and Protein Smoothie Ingredients:

* Mixed berries (frozen) – 1 cup
* Water – 1/2 cup
* Pomegranate juice (unsweetened) – 1/2 cup
* Chia seeds – 1/2 tablespoon

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Mix until texture is smooth and even. The smoothie can be topped with whole chia seeds if desired.

The word “chia” is derived from the word for strength, testifying to these little seeds’ long history as a potent energy booster. They’re a highly compact, energy-rich food, packing protein, calcium, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and healthy carbohydrates into a lightweight package.

Antioxidants, ( a chemical reaction) are important nutrients with significant health benefits. As implied by their name, they slow down the process of oxidation and repair its negative side effects. Oxidation is an inevitable result of the chemical processes your cells need to function.

People ingest antioxidants for prevention of coronary heart disease, cancer, and even altitude sickness.fruits for smoothies

However, it can also release free radicals, dangerous compounds that can have a runaway effect in the body and harm many additional cells.

Conditions that may stem from unchecked free radicals include heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

Fruits are a potent source of antioxidants, with berries (including blackberries, cranberries, and blueberries) ranking particularly strongly.

Apples are also especially useful in this context, as are a variety of dried fruits. Other fruits such as melons, peaches, and mangoes contain lower but still significant levels of antioxidants.

It’s a great idea to adjust your diet to maximize your antioxidant intake. By taking steps to limit the unwanted negative side effects caused by oxidation, you can improve your overall level of health and protect yourself from a number of potentially-serious health conditions.

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