Smoothies – Fuel for an Active Life
Smoothies are easy to make and can be used in a variety of situations to help meet your energy needs. They also offer a great way to increase your fruit and vegetable servings.
In the summer months there is a large variety of fresh fruit available to experiment with so you can develop many different flavors. Smoothies are generally made with juice and veggies, and fruit blended together. With the addition of Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Smoothie Mix a you can transform your smoothie into a great pre or post exercise drink.
If you work out in the morning or are running late for work, a smoothie can be a quick grab and go breakfast to get you going. Even if you don’t feel like eating a smoothie is easy to drink and will provide you with energy for your workout or to start your day. Include some ground flax seeds, bran cereal or ground chia seeds to your smoothie to give a boost of fiber. Combine 1 Tablespoon of Caffe D’Vita Vanilla Smoothie mix, one cup of frozen berries and one tablespoon of ground flax seed for an early morning pick me up.
If you train later in the day a smoothie can be a great snack before you exercise.
A smoothie also digests more quickly than solid foods so you are not uncomfortable while you are active. Try a high carbohydrate smoothie that includes fruit and fruit juice to help power your workout. Blend 1 Tablespoon and half a cup of orange juice with half a cup of low fat milk and half a banana or half a cup of strawberries for an energizing smoothie.
After intense exercise a smoothie can be a simple recovery snack. It provides fluid for hydration, protein to help repair and build muscle and carbohydrates to refuel your muscles. A recovery smoothie with carbohydrates and protein should be consumed within 30 minutes of activity. To make your smoothie higher in protein add low fat Greek yogurt or two tablespoons of natural peanut butter, or half a cup of low fat cottage cheese. A pinch of salt can also be added to help replace the sodium you lost if you tend to sweat a lot.
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