Smoothie Guide

Smoothie Guide

The majority of the girls try to get fit and thin. Getting thin has a lot to do with the food you eat, and getting fit is all about the exercises you do. So,  you can see that it is a complex process. If you have never followed a food regime and if you have never worked out regularly, you should start with baby steps before you dive into the healthy lifestyle.

Today I will suggest you a small step, which will lead you to a big change. Meet the smoothie:

It is a meal in a glass. You save time and money on making this precious liquid meal. When done right, you will boost up your body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, protein, healthy fats and finally, you will end up drinking a delicious beverage.

Try to switch your breakfast or daily snack with a smoothie, but first, you should learn how to do it. According to your goal, the smoothie can be adapted to weight gain or weight losing. There are 5 steps and some of them are optional. Here are the basic rules:

First Layer

Let’s start with the vitamins and minerals. Choose at least two fruits, which are matched in flavors according to your taste. Boost this layer with a green color, which will make the drink really nutrient. You can choose among these fruits: banana, all kinds of berries, pear, apple, watermelon, peach, kiwi, pineapple, cherries, mango, avocado. And the greens can be: spinach, kale, arugula, beet greens, dandelion greens. Choose two fruits which has different texture in order to gain nice and smooth texture of the smoothie itself. For instance, don’t mix banana with avocado if you want to lose some weight. These fruits are highly caloric. If you want a banana, mix it with apple or berries.

Second Layer

This is the base, which will mix the other ingredients. You can add 1-2 cups of these liquids. If the fruits are more juicy, you have to add less liquid. The smoothie needs to be thick. Here are the possibilities of the bases: milk, fruit juice, iced coffee, iced green tea, coconut water or milk, water.

Third Layer

This is my favorite one – the thick base of the smoothie. So far your smoothie is too thin and juicy and the thickening base will create the smooth texture of the original smoothie. So, again, choose the cream according to your goal, here are the options: nut butter, yogurt, cottage cheese, frozen yogurt, ice cream, ice cubes, coconut meat, Chia seeds, oats.

Fourth Layer

Now you have to flavor the smoothie. If you skip that step you will hate the smoothie, because it will be too sour or salty. Make it sweet with: sugar, honey, maple syrup, figs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, herbs (as basil or mint). 

Fifth Layer

If you choose to have the smoothie as a breakfast, you’d better boost it up  with nutritive Superfoods, such as: protein powder, fish oil, Goji berries, Sprouts, Bee pollen, vitamin powder, Maca Acai, cocoa powder or probiotic.

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