Ocular Nutrition Smoothie

Ocular Nutrition Smoothie

Ocular Nutrition Smoothie

Ocular Nutrition Smoothie

Dr. Walley’s Eyeball Nutrition Smoothie

We’ve all heard that we should eat more carrots to see better. Usually, it was told to us as children when someone was convincing us to eat our veggies. As we grow older, we tend to forget some of the nutritional lessons of the past.

But, the reality is that what we eat significantly impacts our health, specifically our eye health.

It’s also important we get our nutrients from real food and not rely on supplements to provide adequate nutrition. It’s good to take a supplement if you need to, but our body absorbs nutrients easier in their natural form.

So, how can you get essential nutrients for your eye health? One easy way to pack a lot of nutrition into your day is with a smoothie.

I’ve put together a delicious, go-to recipe that offers a simple, and nutritious option.

Vision Support Smoothie

In a blender, add the following ingredients:

  • Spinach or Kale
     

These are high in vitamin A, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which are important antioxidants and nutrients that will protect your macula from macular degeneration.

  • Avocado
     

High in fat to help you feel full longer, avocados are also good for your gut. They help absorb other nutrients and have anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Banana
     

If you prefer a sweeter flavor, substitute the avocado for a frozen banana. Bananas are high in beta-keratin, which converts to vitamin A.

  • Flax seed
     

These are high in plant-based omega 3, which are great for dry eye and cardiovascular health.

  • 1 scoop unflavored Collagen protein
     

It adds thickness to your smoothie without altering the taste. Collagen also strengthens the tissue in and around the eyes improving the appearance of wrinkles and bags under the eye. It also prevents cataracts.

  • Cocoa powder
     

High in anti-oxidants, cocoa powder protects from macular degeneration and cataracts. The great taste is an extra bonus.

  • Whey protein (optional)
     

Using whey protein, especially vanilla or chocolate flavor, can make the smoothie more filling and improve the taste. Look for grass-fed whey sweetened with Stevia.

*You can substitute any frozen fruit for the banana or avocado to change the flavor. Great options include blueberries, mangos, and strawberries. If you don’t have any frozen fruit, just through in a few ice cubes.

Remember, nutrition plays an essential part in your eye health. Do what you can now, and you’ll see the benefits!

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