Jump Start Your Day With a Tasty Green Smoothie in under 10 Minutes
What you put in you get out. That's an old and good principle for many areas in life, especially for nutrition. Many people struggle with healthy nutrition. It can be confusing because there is so much information available.
But there are reliable and to be preferred sources. One of them is the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the "MyPlate" program.
MyPlate is the current nutrition guide published by the USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, a graphic depicting a place setting with a plate and glass divided into five food groups. It replaced the USDA's MyPyramid guide on June 2, 2011, ending 19 years of USDA food pyramid diagrams. MyPlate is displayed on food packaging and used in nutrition education in the United States. MyPlate is based on the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Based on the food plan a simple questionnaire leads to an individual diet plan that can easily be retrieved from the MyPlate Website. In case you want to find out more of it, hit start on the widget (Get Your MyPlate Plan) in the right column of this article, answer the questions and check out the suggestions..
Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains
MyPlate highly recommends a high percentage of fruit, vegetables and grains for a healthy nutrition. We have based our diet on these three food groups for years and it pays back. My husband and I are fit and active and we love our eating style.
Very important: we never have the impression "not to be allowed to eat what we like for health reasons". The opposite is right: our food is tasty, spicy and at the same time it helps us to have the high quality input for a powerful output.
And be assured, from experience, too: with a healthy nutrition basis an occasional glass of red wine for dinner or a bowl of ice cream for dessert won't hurt. It's all about the balance.
Keep it Simple With ONE Question ...
Why treat your car according to the owners' handbook and neglect your own body with junk food at the same time?
- Life Hack (Common Sense)
I suspect this does not apply to you, but anyway, I just love the question because it literally hits the nail on the head..
Why Eat a Smoothie and Why for Breakfast?
This is not scientific. It's my own and my families experience. And it's based on a principle of common sense: find out what works and stick with it.
For me this Smoothie recipe works like a charm and that´s why I need to share t with you. Watch the video and see for yourself: it´s no big deal to prepare a healthy, tasty breakfast (it´s easier and faster than many unhealthy dishes, as a matter of fact).
Looking at the 15 position ingredients list, it becomes clear: there's a lot of good stuff in it. Hard to imagine how to eat it without using the blender and make a smoothie.
Marli's Fruit & Veggie Smoothie
Ingredients for Two Servings:
2 Handful Baby Spinach
1 Tea Spoon Turmeric
1 Tea Spoon Ginger
1 Half Cup Pineapple
1 Half Cup Strawberries
1 Half Cup Celery
1 Half Cup Blueberries
1 Table Spoon Chia Seeds
1 Table Spoon Flaxseeds
1 Lemon – Squeezed Juice
½ Cup Coconut Milk
1 ½ Cups Water
2 Scoops of Daily Bio Basics
2 Scoops of Solis Green Medley
Nice story from experience: a couple of months ago our blender stopped to cooperate so we could not use it for the smoothie. We managed to cut everything and ate a fruit and veggie plate instead.
It's doable, but really, without the "blending" it was kind of an uphill struggle and lacking the usual fun to enjoy.
And we missed the taste. You will find out when you try: my smoothie is not only healthy, it´s very tasty, too. And if you vary the ingredients, e.g. replace strawberries with oranges, you will find out how strongly the taste varies with just one change. It´s fun to experiment.
The smoothies are perfect for breakfast because:
- They are quick to fix.
- They provide a good level of energy to start the day.
- They last until lunch time without getting hungry prior to lunch break.
And not to forget: It´s a quick solution. Look at the video, it takes 5 Minutes only! With a little routine and the preparation included, it´s doable in under 10 Minutes.
What About "the Powders"?
We add high quality nutritional supplements to support our health with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Together with the selection of fruit and veggies our smoothies literally jump-start our days.
Daily BioBasics helps increase energy levels, maintains healthy circulation that helps support brainpower and sustains calcium levels. Adequate Calcium and Vitamin D throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Daily BioBasics provides your body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs on a daily basis.
There is an almost unlimited variety of shakes recipes available for Daily BioBasics. Ask me for more info.
Solis Green Medley powerfully blends some of nature’s most nutritionally dense ingredients. Each of the 27 ingredients has been carefully hand selected, not just for their nutritional value but for their ability to combine into a fresh, lightly sweetened powder. Naturally packed with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants, our organic adaptogenic superfood delivers on all levels.
Above All: Have Fun with Smoothies
Well, we all have our moments during the morning mirror test. Nevertheless, what we see is true and it´s ok. I can really say: my mornings are good when my husband and I find time to enjoy our fruit and veggie smoothie before we leave the house for work.
It´s not happening every day because of different work schedules. Even more so, we are happy whenever we find the time.
Are your exercising on a regular basis? Continue reading and find supporting nutritional hacks.
Body, Mind & Spirit
A healthy mind lives in a healthy body
Juvenal, ancient Roman poet (ca 60-140).
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