Each week, I buy 3 fresh bananas, plus one bag each of frozen mangoes, pineapple, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Then I divide these up into 6 baggies, each containing 1/2 of a banana and 1/4 c. of each other kind of fruit. I store the baggies in the freezer and in the morning, take one out, put it in the blender with 1c. of almond milk and 1 c. of warm water. I blend it for a quick & healthy smoothie breakfast for me and my husband!
I have been adding seaweed into my diet the last few weeks. I buy the sushi nori dried seaweed sheets. I add in a half sheet to my morning smoothie. I usually don't taste it. I am down almost 10 pounds and have found that it boosts my energy levels!
To keep myself feeling full and satisfied, and the sugar/carb cravings at bay, I make sure I'm getting plenty of lean protein. On days when that seems to be hard, I make myself a small smoothie of only 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 1/4 of a banana, a handful of salad greens, and one scoop of whey protein powder, and 5 oz. water. Very filling and nutritious without over doing the sugar.
I was on a five week plateau and tried everything to shake it off. It wasn't until I focused on nutrition, that the scale started to move. I met with a nutritionist and learned that the most efficient way to boost the nutrients is through drinking a smoothie every morning. After two weeks, I lost an additional 4.5 pounds!
For 2 servings, you'll need : Flesh of mango, chopped. 1/2 fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chopped. 1 small banana or half a large banana, chopped. 8 ice cubes. Half freshly squeezed lime juice (optional, depending on taste) and 150ml skimmed milk. Simply cruch the ice in a blender and then add the rest of the ingredients then blend until smooth. 1 serving is approximately 177 Calories.
To get some fresh fruits and vegetables into my day, I make a green smoothie every day for my afternoon snack! It's the only way I will eat my greens consistently, in fact I look forward to it every day now!
I have one of these High Protein Smoothies every day for breakfast. They are very filling and so good for you! made with water, ice and HL products. No milk, no yogurt. Sometimes fruit is added depending on the flavor you want.
When I make a smoothie, I always end up making more than enough. So I get the extra smoothie and put it in ice cube trays then freeze it. Later, when I'm ready for a smoothie, I just throw those cubes into the blender to make it quick and easy.
The biggest help for me? A protein smoothie every morning. I blend up almond milk, whey protein powder, spinach, flax oil, frozen strawberries for one example. Throw it in a to go cup & take it like I would coffee. Great easy energizing breakfast.
Smoothies are very healthy and very filling! Just 8oz of fruit juice ( I use diet V8 splash), a cup of fresh or frozen fruit, and about 4 ice cubes. I blend them together in a personal size blender with an ice crusher blade and enjoy!!! Feeling snacky? Make a smoothie!
How often do you see a meal plan that calls for a smoothie as your mid-morning or afternoon snack? How do you do this without lugging your blender to work? Prepare it the night before, place it in the freezer. When you get to work, place it in the freezer (if your work has one).
Eating five fruits and vegetables each day is paramount to good health. If you are having a hard time "digesting" this fact, try having a few fruits and veggies in a smoothie in the morning. The added fiber is a healthy and refreshing way to start the day.
I have an iron deficiency and I tend to have a lot of difficulty eating iron rich foods, so I started having a "Green Monster" or green smoothie every morning. The spinach in it isn't tasted, and it gives me 2-3 servings of veggies in one go! The energy and effect it has on my skin is great!
If I eat a smoothie in the morning- simply blending any kind of frozen fruit together with some milk and a few almonds- it gets me off to a healthy start and makes me more likely to eat healthy throughout the day.
I make a green smoothie most mornings to give my fruit and veggie intake a kick start. Simple combinations of mildly flavored greens and delicious fruits can pack in as many as 5 or 6 servings in one go! These are scrumptious and portable. Don't let the color scare you :)