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The Benefits of Adding Seeds to Your Smoothies


Do you love smoothies but don't always have time to chop up fruit and vegetables? This quick and easy tutorial will show you how to add seeds to your smoothies for added health benefits. Adding seeds to your smoothie is a great way to boost your nutrient intake, especially if you are short on time. Seeds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, so adding them to your smoothie is a great way to get the most out of your drink. Check out this quick and easy guide on how to add seeds to your smoothies!


 First, let’s look at the different kinds of seeds you can add to your smoothies and their individual benefits.


  • Sunflower seeds are a great source of vitamin E, which is important for skin health.

  • Chia seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber. They can help regulate blood sugar levels and promote weight loss.

  • Sesame seeds are a good source of calcium and magnesium.  Both calcium and magnesium, along with zinc, are essential for helping to strengthen your bones. Calcium specifically is the main mineral in your bones, which holds more than 99% of your body's calcium stores—this means you should make it a priority to get a decent amount of this nutrient into your body daily.


  • Hemp seeds are another great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.


  • Flax seeds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fats. Flaxseeds are also a good source of antioxidants and contain the antioxidant, lignan, which helps to reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar.


  • Pumpkin seeds are high in monounsaturated fats and are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese. Pumpkin seeds have been known to ease symptoms of urinary disorders and bladder problems, and also help to increase good cholesterol and improve heart health.


The addition of seeds to your smoothie is a great way to add protein and fiber. You can also use them as an accent for other foods or drinks, such as oatmeal, salads, soups, baked goods, etc. In order to get the most benefits from adding seed-based ingredients into your diet, you should consume at least one tablespoon per day. If that sounds like too much work then consider substituting some nuts for seeds in recipes or snacking on raw almonds instead! Now go out there and spice up those smoothies with a little bit of healthy goodness!








Thanks

Jeniece Paige PhD Student

"The Back Vegan Health Coach"


The information provided in this blog post is intended for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified professional regarding any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health, or any other subject matter discussed in this blog post.

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