So after having a crazy snickers craving over the past few weeks, I decided to create a healthier alternative, smoothie-style! For me, there is nothing nicer than the creaminess of milk chocolate and the nutty caramel combined in a snickers bar. As the weather starts to brighten up, it’s time to swap melting sweet treats for our ice-cold favourites! I know that this smoothie obviously contains a certain allergy…nuts! So, check out some more of our recipes here for more delicious smoothies!
Bananas – packed with antioxidants and fibre, bananas might improve blood sugar levels. So, despite their high fibre content, you won’t see a spike in your blood sugar levels when eating bananas. The high potassium in bananas may also support heart health, help manage blood pressure and hydrates dry skin.
Dates – as well as being high in fibre, this dried fruit is also high in disease-fighting antioxidants:
- Flavonoids– reduces inflammation as well as the risk of diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer.
- Carotenoids– promote heart health and reduce the risk of eye-related disorders.
- Phenolic acid– anti-inflammatory properties and might help lower the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Dates are also rich in nutrients that help to strengthen subcutaneous tissues (layer of tissue underneath the skin) which can help to improve skin texture and increase the softness of your skin.
Flaxseed – as one of the world’s oldest crops, it is packed with nutrients. Flaxseed is also high in omega-3 fatty acids which are important for heart health. The high fibre content in flaxseed is also vital for gut health and improves bowel regularity. The lignans in and antioxidants in flaxseed helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkles in the face.
Walnuts – these nuts are packed with polyunsaturated fats (the ‘healthy’ fats) as well as also being high in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for brain and heart health. Research also suggests that walnuts can lower your cholesterol levels by keeping your artery walls healthy. Packed with antioxidants and vitamin B, walnuts help to protect your skin against environmental aggressors such as sun exposure, pollution and other impurities.
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