What's In Your Smoothie?

January 01 2014

The New Year is upon us and it's time to clean out your fridge, throw out all the left over junk food from the holidays and stock your kitchen with whole foods and fresh produce!!

It's the time of year when we all promise to get back on track, make a few positive changes and attempt to live the upcoming year a little better than the last.

One of the best ways to get your year, week or day started off on the right track is to crush a BIG GREEN smoothie in the morning!

I'm up pretty early during the week to train clients so I drink a green smoothie in the morning at least 2-3 times per week. It's a quick and easy way to get all the nutrients I need to start the day and it also stops me from grabbing something far less nutritious and way more expensive from the coffee shop on my way to the gym.

Everybody has different taste buds so when deciding what ingredients to put in a smoothie, it's going to vary from person to person. You have to play around a bit and experiment with different food combinations. A couple things to keep in mind though.

1. Prep is going to be super important. If you have all the fresh ingredients you need, all chopped up and ready to go, life will be much easier.

2.  Be careful how much fruit you add. Fruit is tasty but it's also sugar so you want to be cautious of the types and amount you use.

Here's a guideline on how to make a green smoothie from Abel James': The Wild Diet.

How To Make A Green Smoothie

Combine the following four categories of ingredients to taste:

Green (use one or more): kale; spinach; beet greens; sprouts; cucumber; avocado
Liquid (use one or more): water; green tea; almond milk; coconut milk; ice
Fruits/Veggies (use one or more): strawberries; blueberries; mango; bananas; carrots; ginger root; beets (top and root) lemon; pumpkin; tomato
Add-Ins: protein powder (no sugar added); flax or hemp seed; coconut oil; cinnamon
Article by (Train Online)  |  January 01 2014

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