Summer is a period of high temperatures we lose the appetite and avoid cooking and heavy meals. Our body needs a lot of water and vitamins and minerals that we should provide through light and easily digestible meals. Liquid meals such as healthy shakes and smoothies are a great choice when we need good calories, vitamins and minerals.
Replace one meal with this kind of food and you will start to lose weight and your body will be provided with all nutrients it needs.
This is a recipe with seasonal fruits and vegetables that is so healthy and nutritious. To prepare this drink you will need:
½ mug of blackberries
2 handfuls of spinach
½ cucumber with skin
few mint leaves
teaspoon of lemon or orange juice.
Preparation is so easy. You need to cool the ingredients and wash them well. Slice the cucumber and put it all in a blender. Mix well until you get homogenized drink. If you like you can add few ice cubes to your drink. This liquid meal contains: fiber, proteins, electrolytes, minerals such as iron, potassium, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamins B1 and B6, folate and flavonoids.
Contain dietary fiber. One cup of blackberries provides us with 32% of daily fiber requirement. This provides the feeling of fullness for a longer period. It is rich with vitamin C and vitamin K and folate. Blackberries also contain magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and niacin.
Is considered one of the healthiest foods. It is regular in every kitchen and considering the fact that it is better to use it raw it is preferred in salads and almost every healthy meal. It contains manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and selenium. It is rich in vitamin K and vitamin A. vitamins B1, B2, b3 and B6 and vitamin E. it also contains fiber, omega 3 fats and pantothenic acid.
Are low in calories but they contain a lot of water. They contain potassium, fiber and vitamin C. They also can provide us with small amounts of vitamin K, magnesium, potassium, manganese and vitamin A.