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Having a fruit packed smoothie an hour+ before your workout will give you lasting energy throughout even an intense 60 minute cardio session! I used to try all sorts - protein, energy gels, caffeine - but I've found that fruit (both fresh fruit ad/or a smoothie) give an energy boost like no other! Give it a try!
Instead of using just raw fruit in a fruit salad, try adding some rhubarb stewed with a sweetener and its' juice, apple stewed with a teaspoonful of mincemeat, or a piece of stem ginger in syrup chopped finely with some lime juice as the base then add some fresh and canned fruit in juice. This gives a few more options for ringing the changes and if you want some topping use yogurt, low fat custard or low fat home made rice pud made with a sweetener. They are all good served cold for breakfast.
Before I try something I research it especially meds. Since starting Spark people I have researched the foods I am eating and have been educated. Foods I thought where good have proved to not be, Fruits, veggies, 100% fruit juices have very valuable components for your body. I eat a lot of them and also some meats, but have learnt fruits & veggies are very healthy for you. I want to put the best foods I can in my body to keep me healthy and strong.
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