Chew your Smoothies!
Do you enjoy smoothies but find you have a hard time digesting them? I have a tip for you. Carbohydrate digestion starts in the mouth. Amylase, a digestive enzyme in our saliva, starts the process of breaking down carbs as we chew. Chewing also activate taste buds, which in turn let our digestive system know what types of foods are coming in. This assists in the release of the correct amount of digestive juices and also the necessary enzymes to break down this particular food. Pretty cool huh? So make sure to always chew your smoothie!
My afternoon smoothie today: one organic apple, 1/4 frozen banana, blueberries, hydrolyzed collagen and almond milk. It tastes like dessert. 🍨