Smoothies are a quick and healthy way to add veggies, fruit, protein and probiotics to you and your family’s diet in a tasty and enjoyable way.
My Top 5 Reasons
We never have much time in the morning to prepare a balanced breakfast. One of the first things I changed about my diet to make it healthier was to have fruit for breakfast and fruit smoothies, recipes here, make this an easy thing to do. I’ve tried different fruit combinations and even added coffee so I have a lot of options for my morning smoothies.
Vegetables contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamins and potassium and are low in fat and calories. Whether you are trying to losing weight or want to follow a healthy diet they are a “must-have” food.
However, while we all know veggies are important, it’s not always easy to add them to our meals due to our lifestyle or simply because we don’t like the taste. We all have different excuses to not to eat them but there’s a quick and tasty solution for this problem – green smoothies.
Combining veggies with fruit changes the flavor, takes only one minute in the blender and a couple of minutes to drink. In five minutes you have prepared your green smoothie, drunk it and cleaned your blender. Easy! Easy green recipes here.
When you want to build muscle you need protein and if you want to lose weight you’ll need protein to make you feel full up. Blend fruits, veggies, or both, add some protein powder and enjoy a protein shake.
Probiotics are natural “good” bacteria that help keep your digestive and immune systems healthy and can also aid in fat burning. Yogurts are high in probiotics and a good source for protein. Yogurt smoothies are the perfect healthy option for your dessert. Continue to yogurt smoothies recipes.
5. Weight loss
Meal replacement shakes are special low-calorie smoothies designed to replace a whole meal while still providing the nutrients and vitamins your body needs. They are also filling and can help reduce cravings.
They are an effective way to lose weight but, as with all diets, you need to follow a plan to get the best results. This is the plan I’ve used and the meal replacement shakes that I recommend.