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5 Braces-Friendly Smoothies to Beat Boring Meals

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Most people with braces know that sticking to soft foods is mandatory. You will need to alter your diet since your wires and brackets cannot afford the added pressure. If you think soups and porridge are all you can have, think again! There are a lot of flavorful options out there that’s been unexplored. After all, why should meal planning be so boring, right? While all sorts of nuts, popcorn, and fruits may not be the best choices for you, there are easy ways you can plan your meals while getting all the nutrition possible! Ever thought of making yourself a smoothie or an acai bowl? You’ve definitely seen people relishing them on your Instagram feed and a lot of YouTubers love to share their healthy recipes with a wider audience. You can do it too! Your choice of foods to eat with braces is no longer limited to simple means and we mean it!

Here Are Some Easy Smoothie Recipes to Get You Started. Read on to Learn More.

1. Apple Avocado Smoothie

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Worried about your teeth getting stained with braces on? Here’s a smoothie recipe that is super tasty and nutritious at the same time.

Apples are fiber-rich fruits and offer nutrition as much as an entire serving of bran cereal. Since they are slightly acidic, they kill all the bad bacteria in your mouth to help you keep your teeth bright! Avocados also help to keep your teeth strong. How? They contain about 18 mg of calcium. The more calcium, the better. They are also rich in vitamin B6 that helps to keep your oral health in check. And just for some extra fresh breath, you could add a few pieces of mint leaves for a fresher feel!

Let’s Take a Look at the Ingredients:

3 Apples

1 Avocado

3 Mint Sprigs

2. Pineapple, Banana, and Spinach Smoothie

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This is another great combination for healthy teeth! Pineapples are great for strong teeth and gums. It’s also often a natural remedy to fix loose teeth or retraction of gums. Bananas are rich in potassium and lower the acidity levels in your teeth. Spinach is high in calcium and prevents any damage to your teeth enamel.

Let’s Look at the Ingredients:

2/3 of 1 whole pineapple

1 1/2 tbs honey

1 Banana

1 cup spinach

1 frozen mango

3. Nuts, Banana, and Flax Smoothie

While nuts are not great when consumed directly, they are still good for your teeth. They fight tooth decay. Crush them and they make a perfect mix for smoothies and milk drinks. Flax seeds are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce gum inflammation and ultimately gum disease. Add it to all your smoothies for healthy teeth.

Let’s Look at the Ingredients:

1/2 cup low-fat milk

1/2 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt

8 pieces of nuts

1 ripe banana

2 tablespoons of ground golden flaxseeds

4. Berries and Greek Yogurt Smoothie

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While berries make your fruit bowl a lot more appealing, they’re also a great addition to smoothies. Dark colored smoothies can majorly reduce to the risk of tooth decay. Greek yogurt has multiple benefits for your teeth. They’re excellent for your gums and strengthen your teeth. The good bacteria in Greek yogurt takes charge to fight cavity-causing bacteria. Calcium also strengthens your enamel to maintain strong teeth.

Let’s Look at the Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened Greek yogurt

1 cup mixed berries

1/2 cup coconut water

3 dates

5-6 sprigs of fresh mint

5. Tropical Green Smoothie

Leafy greens are great for strong teeth. Vegetables like spinach and kale give your teeth a calcium boost. Add frozen bananas or any choice of fruit for a creamier texture. You could replace pasteurized milk with almond milk and low-fat milk with coconut water.

Let’s Look at the Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk/coconut water

1/2 cup frozen mango or frozen banana

1 cup kale

1 cup spinach

So get going and start making yourself these smoothies. Take it to work or sit yourself down with your smoothie after a workout! You can never go wrong with these simple recipes that take meal planning to a whole new level of easy! You could enjoy these delicious and nutritious smoothies with your friends and family too.

Emily Taylor

Online Marketing Manager at Thurman Orthodontics in Fresno CA
Emily Taylor found the perfect fit for herself as the Online Marketing Manager at Thurman Orthodontics in Fresno CA as she believes that a great smile does more than just make a person look great – it makes them feel great as well. The power of a smile has always been a mystery to Emily and she loves researching and writing about it. She loves to write about everything to do with a healthy bite and a beautiful smile - whether is it ways to achieve it or the importance of it in the various aspects of life. What brings a big smile on Emily’s face is her family and surfing. She also likes to bake and her children and co-workers call her the cookie fairy!
Emily Taylor

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