You name it we've tried it. We love smoothies and we can have them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Packed with seasonal fruit and vegetables, herbs, roots, and spices, there are endless, delicious versions to try! You can make them as light or filling as you need and they will boost your energy in seconds. Plus they are so easy to make and so refreshing!
Are you ready to take your smoothies to the next level?
Make a wise choice and start incorporating a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil to your daily smoothies. There are multiple benefits and you will see instant results!
We are going to give you 5 reasons to add extra virgin olive oil to your smoothies and we promise you will never go back to olive oil-less drinks!
Adding a few drops of extra virgin olive oil will improve the texture of your drink. Who doesn’t love a thick, velvety smoothie? Olive oil helps with the texture as it enhances the creaminess of the texture, making your smoothie irresistible!
High quality extra virgin olive oil enhances the taste of any meal, any given time. And of course, this goes for smoothies too. Rich, fruitful, and smooth, it enriches the simplest of ingredients to take a frugal smoothie to the next level. Experiment with the quantity, but never with the quality, it's the only thing that matters. Add a few drops, then make it a spoon full and try the same smoothie with and without the addition of olive oil to see the massive difference that it makes. It goes well with green smoothies and with sweet fruity smoothies as well! Add lemon and ginger and thank us later!
Fat-soluble vitamins come in abundance in fruit and vegetables which are the main ingredients of a smoothie. But without the actual fat, your body cannot break down those vitamins. To keep a healthy nutritional balance between fats, carbs, and proteins you have to be aware of the amounts you are consuming. Besides that, a pure, extra virgin oil is rich in antioxidants and it has modest amounts of vitamins E and K which are necessary for your body to support your immune system and help your cells to regenerate.
Olive oil contributes to healthy digestion. It stimulates the production of peptides, which support the digestive system and aid in nutrient absorption. It also helps reduce the symptoms of gastric reflux, or heartburn as it may reduce the secretion of gastric acid. Moreover, it helps your intestines to absorb more of the vitamins and minerals from the foods you consume, making it beneficial for those suffering from digestive disorders, according to a 2004 study. So, you made the right choice to have a healthy smoothie. Now top it up with a tablespoon of olive oil and reap out the amazing benefits!
- Blood Sugar Levels
Extra virgin olive oil helps to balance your blood sugar levels. Consistent finds from the research show that individuals consuming extra virgin olive oil compared to groups who consume other types of fat, or no fat at all, experience a much smaller rise in their blood sugar levels. When you keep your blood glucose levels controlled you are less likely to get hungry and indulge in unhealthy snacks. A smoothie enhanced with extra virgin olive oil will keep you fuller, longer, helping you reach or maintain healthy body weight.
If you are ready to give it a go, grab a bottle of Kevoo and visit the recipe section of our blog for inspiration. Bottoms up!