Smoothies are a great way to start the day if you don't have enough time to have a full sit down breakfast. They are also great as a snack after a workout. Another great thing about smoothies is that you can get servings of fruits and vegetables packed into one drink. Below are some ideas for creating a smoothie:
There may be some items listed in this diagram that you may not have considered putting in a smoothie. While you may not taste them, including them may be worth your while. Such as avocados, flax seeds, fish oil, acai or cocoa powder. Avocados are packed full with GOOD fats that are great for your skin, hair, and joints. Both fish oil and flax seeds contain Omega- 3 fatty acid, which play important role in brain function and preventing cardiovascular disease. Acai and cocoa powder are high in anti-oxidants. Post your favorite smoothie recipes!
I found this to sum up the whole carb debate in a nice, easy way. Carbs are not the enemy much like fat is not the enemy. The trick is just knowing what are good and what are bad.
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