What is the Best Fruit for Smoothies?

Fruit smoothie drinks are fun to make and fun to drink. Both kids and adults alike love to have them. There is just something about fruits and smoothies that make it a perfect, delicious combination that is guilt-less as well.

But is there one best fruit for smoothie-making?

Actually, there is no such thing. All fruits, regardless of sweetness, sourness, color, price or country of origin, can be made into a smoothie drink. It all boils down to the benefits garnered from the fruit.

Oranges are a popular fruit, both for juices and smoothies. It’s nutritious as it is delicious. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C (which is also said to heal wounds much faster; hence an “orange diet” after a major surgery). Aside from that, oranges also have betacarotene (a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from being damaged), folic acid (helps in brain development), magnesium (maintains a normal blood pressure), potassium (maintains your body’s electrolyte imbalance), vitamin B6, thiamine, and calcium.

Strawberries are another top favorite. Armed with vitamin C, it also has antioxidants, vitamin K (which is necessary for the proteins that help blood clotting), manganese, folic acid, riboflavin (or also known as vitamin B2, which is important for body growth and red blood cell production; also helps in releasing and converting energy from carbohydrates), potassium, B vitamins (such as vitamins B5 and B6), copper, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids.

Bananas can be made into smoothies and taken as is, or can be combined with other fruits. It provides additional texture and thickness to the drink, and also gives a natural sweetness so that you really don’t need to add some more sugar to your mix, especially if you just used an almost-overripe banana. As for its benefits, it has carbohydrates, vitamin A, iron, phosphorus and potassium (keeps your electrolytes in balance and helps the body’s circulatory system deliver fresh oxygen to the brain). Also, bananas contain tryptophan, a substance that makes a person happier than normal.

Sometimes, the beauty and delish-ness of a smoothie lies in its sheer simplicity. There are a lot of fruits out there, but with these three simple and common fruits, you just know that you can never go wrong. To explore the variety of smoothie recipes that makes use of these fruits and more, grab a recipe book, like “Sensational Smoothies: Drink Your Way To Health Deliciously” and start mixing!

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