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When it comes to liquid diet drinks, everyone has their go-to smoothie I’m sure. But what is their reason for that choice?

Is it based on taste appeal, flavor, texture, or a hidden nutritional benefit perhaps?

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My favorite is a skin-friendly and heart-healthy smoothie.

Here’s why:

I created this Avocado & Kale smoothie recipe myself because it targets two health issues that can be brought on by stress.

The ingredients contain nutrients that can alleviate symptoms of a skin condition like Eczema. It’s something that is brought on by stress and conversely, when the physical condition worsens, so do your stress levels.

Much like blood pressure, you want to keep both conditions at the most reduced level of inflammation or possibly avoid an inflammatory response at all.

So, I use these ingredients to target chronic inflammation in the skin and blood vessel walls.

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Nutritional smoothie ingredients

All these smoothie ingredients can be turned into liquid diet meals as it’s great for lowering blood pressure because it also reduces inflammation.

  • Avocado – Contains Potassium, Antioxidants, and Vitamin E. Both are great for skin health and heart health.
  • Kale – High in Zinc which is the best thing for immunity. I highly recommend taking a dose of this every day. It’s also high in Carotenoids which are powerful antioxidants that fight off free radical damage in cells. Free radicals are infamous for their links to causing cancer*.
  • Carrots – Amazing for Fibre and the antioxidant Beta-carotene. You don’t want to miss out on this nutrient. You can also find it in Butternut Squash.
  • Ginger – Such a powerful flavor and it has multiple healing benefits. Fantastic for gut health, high in antioxidants and amazing for skin health.
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  • Mango – Also high in Carotenoid antioxidants, plus it’s simply delicious. Works well as frozen chunks in smoothies, so try these, it will save you time and effort than prepping a fresh one.
  • Celery – It’s amazing as it diffuses the toxicity of heavy metals, so it’s worth adding to your smoothie. It also has a way of freshening up a drink that is too savoury or rich because it adds a nice clean-tasting balance.
  • Chia seeds – Famous for their Omega 3 nutrients, it suppresses inflammation. I add it to almost everything, even just sprinkled over.
  • Coconut flakes – These delicious flakes are loaded with antimicrobials which are beneficial for fighting off bacteria. Another ingredient you can add to lots of dishes.
  • Ghee – Also known as clarified butter, it’s loaded with Omega 3. Omega 3 is great for heart health.

Avocado holder

Do you hate discarding avocado because it’s gone all brown? Squeezing lemon juice works well but it’s not as effective as keeping it in a sealed holder like this one. This storage container makes your avocados last longer. It’s worth having if you’re meal prepping in advance.

Veggie holders

These are delightful and perfect for saving your conventional containers for storing actual cooked meals.

Liquid diet nutrition in a Smoothie bowl

Try smoothie bowls if you want a change from the liquid-drinking version or if the liquid is too thick to sip. It will feel like a meal or dessert. And sometimes you can sprinkle over whole ingredients that might not be sip-friendly.

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When you find yourself craving a flavor or texture, in your smoothie recipe, there’s no better opportunity to make a healthy swap. Download my FREE Guide to Healthy Craving Swaps, it’ll inspire you.

If you liked this post, you’ll love this article which also uses formulas using multiple foods to make healthy meals.

Would you like to see more smoothie recipe ideas? Leave a comment, I value all feedback!

*cravenutritionalcooking.com does not give medical advice. Where there is reference to it, the phrasing is merely used to illustrate a point or give context to food and cooking for nutrition information. It is not related to a specific condition or to any specific individual. Always consult your healthcare professional for medical and dietetic advice before embarking on any type of eating plan or ingesting nutritional supplements.

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