If you hate counting calories or Weight Watcher points to keep your weight under control, or if you are counting away so you can lose a few pounds, Stop. That is right, just stop. Every article you ever read talks about the importance of eating 3-5 small meals everyday as the key to keeping your weight under control. But finding healthy meals that are satisfying and different every day can be a challenge.
But you can win the battle of the weight with the help of a wide-variety of smoothie meals which offer vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants that are both flavorful and satisfying. But every day, more and more health-conscious people are adding smoothies to their daily diets. Smoothies can be used any time of the day; breakfast, lunch, mid-meal snacks, or dinner.
Smoothies will help you combine fruits and vegetables in a wide variety of tasty and flavorful combinations while also fulfilling many of the vitamins and nutrients you need for a meal plan that works best for you.
Regardless of your diet; be it a detox diet plan, protein diet plan, high, or low carb diet plan, smoothies can be seamlessly included in your diet. Simply mix the ingredients needed o help you manage your diet and keep your weight under control. You will find smoothies will give you the basis of a diet you can stick to because they are both delicious and filling. And you can try a new smoothie every day.
Don’t worry if you can’t imagine what to use, or where to start. Go to Best Fruit Smoothies to find a wide variety of smoothie recipes. The site posts a new smoothie recipe every weekday!
For those of you counting calories, try one, or both of these tomorrow: one for breakfast and one for a great afternoon snack
Apple Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie
Combine in your blender
1 banana cut in chunks.
1 kiwi peeled and cut in 4 sections
1 cup of strawberries (if fresh about 4-6) You can also use frozen
1 cup of cold apple juice
1 Tbsp honey
Blend the ingredients until smooth. If you use fresh strawberries over frozen you might need to add a little more apple juice to reach the consistency you like best. Everyone in your family will love it. You can add a tsp of the chia seed Mila too, which will give you even more added vitamins and minerals. Please visit Mila Healthy Living for more information about Mila.
Apple Carrot Smoothie
Perfect for lunch or as an afternoon snack, this recipe is also a low calorie smoothie, perfect to keep your weight under control.
Before you can make this smoothie, take a bag of carrots cut the tops and scrub the skin. You do not have to peel the carrots. Boil about 1-2 cups of water, depending on the number of carrots being used and gently cook until the carrots are tender. Put the cooked carrots in the refrigerator to chill.
When it is time for lunch, in your blender mix
2 cooked carrots (chilled)
1 cup of cold apple juice
1 tbsp Chia seed (excellent source of additional protein including heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids)