Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A "Fruity" Tip

Here's a quick tip that has helped me a LOT!! If you're looking to get more fruits into your daily diet but Jamba Juice is not only a too-expensive habit, but you'd rather know exactly what's in your drinks, then try this!

Buy packages of frozen strawberries, mangos, peaches, blueberries, mixed berries, etc. 
Get about 10 sandwich ziploc bags and make random mixes with all the different fruits that sound good (I like strawberry, mango, and peach). 
The bag should be 1/3 to 1/2 full. 
Store them all in the freezer for a quick grab and add fresh, HEALTHY OJ (or other juices - I like Simply Orange that tastes great but is not made from concentrate and has NO high fructose corn syrup). 
You won't even need ice! Just the fruit and OJ in the blender, and a great 24 oz smoothie! :)

As an addition to this tip...! Did you know that eating your GOAL weight in protein everyday can actually help you slim down to that muscular weight? To get more protein sneaked into your diet, try this: In a 24 oz smoothie, just add about 1/2 to 1 scoop of Trader Darwin's Vanilla Whey Protein Powder (from Trade Joe's). Can't taste it but the protein is there!:) Best time to eat the smoothie/protein is right after exercise because it helps for a quick recovery on energy! Usually 4 parts carbs/1 part protein is a good guide. 

Happy Healthy Eating!


1 comment:

Robyn said...

A good tip! I might use it after the baby is born and I need to lose all that baby weight. =D