Anyone interested in making serious improvements in their fitness level knows that nutrition is just as important as the gym, if not more. We hear it all the time, “Abs are made in the kitchen.” You can do crunches til you’re blue in the face, but if you do not properly fuel your body, it is all in vain. No matter how many miles you run, stairs you climb, or reps you put up, with a subpar diet, breaking even is probably the best you can do. Always keep one thing in mind...
Now for some, this is easier said than done. Honestly, a lot of “health foods” taste like, well, nothing. Bland, unseasoned, tasteless food. The main goal of eating is to fuel you body. Enjoyment is all but cast away. BUT, it doesn’t have to be! You can feed you body and your taste buds at the same time. How you ask? SMOOTHIES!!! Smoothies are the perfect way to pack fruits, veggies, and supplements into your body. Two smoothies per day can fulfill many of your daily nutritional requirements while tasting great at the same time. And the best part about all of this, it’s simple, quick, and cheap!
You can buy fruit frozen or fresh and package it for future smoothie use. For example, I buy fruit whenever I see a good deal and store it for later. For me, frozen fruit is easier so I usually go with it. The fruit is picked and frozen at the peak of ripeness so I know it will taste great. On a typical day, I drink two, 32 oz. smoothies, one green smoothie in the morning and one fruit smoothie post-workout. The method of measurement usually depends on how I feel. For a green smoothie, I start with a pineapple juice base. On my blender, covering the blades with juice is about 8 ounces. Next, comes the spinach and kale. A good fist full will do. All that is left to do is add a banana, frozen mango, and flax seed. If you have trouble blending, add more juice. And that’s it! No need for ice because the frozen fruit was used. And the taste is amazing! It's a great way to get leafy greens in your diet while making sure it tastes great. Remember, you're in control of the entire process. You alone dictate what is or is not added. My only suggestion is that you use a juice that had a pretty high percentage of actual juice and no sugar added. After that, it's really hard to go wrong. Feel free to add protein powders, nuts, seeds, whatever you want.
And to save even more time, I use one simple trick. A blender bottle! I make the smoothies at night and store them in the fridge overnight. The next morning, all i do is grab my smoothies on my way out the door & give them a shake when I'm ready to drink. The y still have that same great taste and I got to sleep a few minutes longer.