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Benefits of a Berry Protein Smoothie

Audrey Herndon | Jun 9 2021 | Tags: Berry, Health & Wellness

A berry protein smoothie has numerous health benefits. To supplement various nutrients to your body or to keep your energy levels up throughout the day, you can start a berry smoothie diet as part of your weight loss workout routine.

Unlike high carb diets that give you instant energy, a berry protein smoothie takes a bit longer to digest and absorb into your system, providing a slow but consistent boost of energy. That said, here are the top benefits of protein smoothie.

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1. A Berry protein smoothie can aid in recovery
Proteins help in regenerating tissues in the body, especially after an injury. A protein smoothie can aid in easing soreness by repairing the torn muscles after an intense workout session and also enhance your muscle strength.  
However, proteins do not relieve muscle pain as instantly as painkillers do, but with a regular workout-protein diet routine, the body soon gets used to processing the extra nutrients.

You can Blend Protein Powders into your Smoothie. Protein powders are protein-concentrates derived from protein-rich foods such as eggs, dairy, peas, and nuts.

While you can use protein sources fresh from your grocery, these concentrates have a higher protein content that gives you just the right amount of nutrients that you need. .

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2. A Berry protein smoothie can improve your sleep quality

A protein smoothie before sleep can improve your sleep habits if you are experiencing poor sleeping patterns.

Proteins introduce the amino-acid tryptophan into your body, which induces the production of the happy hormones serotonin and melatonin—a sleep-inducing hormone.

Tryptophan-rich proteins that you can blend into your berry smoothie include yogurt, milk, and soy milk.

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3. Protein smoothies are rich in antioxidants

Berries contain antioxidants such as selenium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and Lutein.

Drinking a glass of blueberry or raspberry smoothie a day will effectively boost your immune system by flushing out the toxins and free radicals produced after the breakdown of food in your system.

These antioxidants effectively protect your body from chronic diseases and a wide array of other body complications.

4. A Berry protein smoothie is a good source of potassium

Potassium helps the body to maintain fluid balance and normal nerve, and muscle function. It effectively lowers your blood pressure by neutralizing the effects of sodium in the body.

Final Thoughts

Berry smoothies are a great way of supplementing nutrients and antioxidants in your diet while nourishing your body too.

SmoothieBox proteins are a great way to add a nutritious boost to your smoothies.

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Audrey is a summer intern for SmoothieBox working in the marketing and social media department. She is a rising junior at Elon University with a marketing major and strong passion for health, wellness and fitness! In her free time you can find her going for a run or at the beach with friends.

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