Smoothies are often associated with times of the day such as breakfast or a snack as they provide an extra boost of energy to face the day. At night food is digested a little differently. While we sleep our body does a minimal amount of activity, so it does not burn calories. It is therefore more advisable to have light and low-calorie dinners. And this is where smoothies can be an important partner and feature of your dinners.
Have you ever thought about including them as the last meal of the day, by itself or with something else?
If you’re still thinking about it, here are some reasons that will make you change your mind and choose smoothies for dinner.
They’re lighter than having whole fruits or vegetables.
Smoothies mean you can have fruit or vegetables for dinner in a simpler and, above all, lighter way. You don’t have to peel fruits or cook vegetables, you just need to blend it and your dinner will be ready to drink with the same properties.
You don’t always feel like making dinner, you get home tired and the last thing you want is to waste time in the kitchen. Smoothies offer you the option of a healthy dinner and as fast as the time it takes to blend the ingredients.
Multiple combinations available.
This combination of fruits that you can prepare for dinner allow you to combine fruits and vegetables, but they can also go with other foods such as whole grain bread, oatmeal pancakes, seeds, nuts or a snack to add to your smoothie such as healthy fats. You can even sweeten them a little with a touch of pure cocoa or vanilla.
Night-time smoothies are often detoxifying, especially if you make them with ingredients such as broccoli or kiwi that also give you a large dose of vitamin C, essential to protect you from external threats.
Broccoli is a low-calorie vegetable that will also fill you up so you will not go to bed hungry. Other healthy options for green smoothies can be spinach, rocket, lamb’s lettuce or kale.
If you want to join the trend of enjoying a smoothie for dinner, also bear in mind the sugar content of the fruit you choose. Ideally, you should choose fruits that have less sugars such as pineapple, watermelon, melon, papaya, apple or pear, as during the night we will not burn them off.
Including smoothies in your dinner is a healthy, quick and simple option that will allow you to enjoy all the benefits of fruits and vegetables without wasting time or thinking too much at the end of the day. Plus, they are light options that won’t keep you from getting a good night’s rest and wake up the next day raring to go.
Will you switch to smoothies for dinner?