Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Smoothies as a Healthy Snack

We live busy lives and we don't always have time to cook a breakfast, eat a full lunch or sit at a restaurant. We can make a healthy contribution to our diet and our waistline by drinking smoothies. Body builders, fitness enthusiasts and people who are trying to lose weight agree that smoothies offer a healthy alternative.

Smoothies can be made any number of ways but the most common is ice, milk, honey/sugar, and fruit. Those who are into the internal health of their body might also include greens such as cucumbers and spinach or anti-oxidants like raspberries and blueberries. Any combination of fruits and vegetables can be used.

I don't not agree with liquid diets per see as our bodies need something to digest. Such diets do result in amazing weight loss but often come with muscle loss as well. A better approach is to augment your normal diet with a smoothie. For example, oatmeal breakfast, smoothie lunch, and a lean meat supper.

You may also consider putting protein in your smoothie. Adding protein in your diet does have an additive impact on muscle gain and overall health. Try and look for a reasonable protein that is easy to digest and use. Personally, I like to use hemp protein from Trader Joes but there are many others on the market you may like.

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