Smoothies have gained a good reputation among gym freaks and lazy breakfast makers. It is not only too simple to stir up but can be your smartest healthy choice of the day too. In a way, ‘smoothies’ sounds pretty slick. That adds to the list of cool things about it. Give your health a drive and your body some good fiber to digest.
Smoothies vs Shakes
Many times people seem to think smoothies and shakes are one and the same thing. But that’s not so. Think of shakes as the elder more fat more thick brother of smoothies. While our smoothie can be the dainty healthy, fit as a fiddle sister. You might have an idea by now.
Smoothies are much healthier than shakes as they do not contain any amount of added sugar or milk, yogurt, sugar syrup, or fat of any sort. It is just a concoction of fruits or veggies and little to no dairy products. Call smoothies as goodness in a blender.
Why smoothies Are A Better Choice?
Smoothies are your total power pack meal blend to perfection. You have the liberty to add whatever fruit or veggie you want. Plus it is a quick fix. Just add everything in a blender and voila!
Types of Smoothies
As said earlier it is up to you what you want and doesn’t in your smoothie. Just for convenience sake we have made this list of smoothies the hardcore smoothie loyalists swear by.
The High Protein Smoothies
This one is every gym buff’s staple. You are sure to feel full after having this one Add protein powder to water or milk in a blender. Then break the number of whole eggs or egg whites you want into it (we recommend 4).Peel off a banana and add that too. Optional – Add a spoonful of peanut butter Just blend it and you are all set. It is sure a healthy smoothie to try and tastes phenomenal too.
Low Carb Smoothies
Low carb smoothies are your best comrade on your weight loss journey. These kinds of smoothies have a lot of greens and fruits. A party for your body with all that fiber. Take up either spinach kale or celery. In the fruit family, your options span from avocado to green apples to pears or to any other fruit of your choice. To it add a little yogurt or fat-free milk and blend away. We’ll call this smoothie the “green goddess”.
What To Add and Subtract?
Consider smoothie your own person concoction. You can prepare whatever you like or even better according to your mood. If it feels like a berry day, add any and all types of available berries. Feeling a little healthy sometimes, go with the low-carb one. Brew up a good old green mixture and bottom-up for health’s sake.
But what makes a smoothie a smoothie is the beneficial impact it has on our health. With all things natural, what’s not to like? But a big no-no to add to your smoothies are store-bought sugar syrups and juices. They are high in preservatives and sugar content. Keep your smoothie at a safe distance from them.
Smoothies are a good alternative to formal meals. Whatever you put in your plate is what goes in your blender is the ultimate smoothie-making rule. Add nothing artificial for flavor or color and you can have a unique smoothie every day.