It is best to make your own smoothies at home, because many commercial smoothies are full of corn syrup, sugar cane, sweetened juices and other processed products that are going to be a cause of weight gain.
You can replace your first meal of the day with a smoothie if:
- You are sedentary.
- Have high cholesterol.
- Have high blood pressure.
- Have diabetes.
- You are overweight.
- You are over 30 years of age.
Remember to discuss your nutritional changes with your doctor. Physician or dietitian.
Experiment, you will win!
Play with the quantities of ingredients to satisfy your tastes. If you are trying to lose weight, these smoothies are awesome meal replacements and you will reach your goals faster than you think. And by adding milk or yogurt, you can increase your calcium intake.
Most of the time we are in a hurry in the morning and breakfast should never be ignored. So, making it your first meal of the day with a smoothie is a good way to start.
The amount of ingredients can be changed. Start with a handful and adjust as needed.
However, consider that all smoothies will have a brownish color because of the chaga powder.
A FEW EXAMPLES
Banana, blueberries, almond milk, chia, hemp seeds and chaga powder.
Chocolate banana coco
Banana, grated coconut, cocoa, chaga powder, almond milk and coconut water.
Cabbage, spinach, chard, avocado, kiwi, chaga powder, green tea, honey, chia.
Pineapple mango madness
Pineapple, mango, green tea, yogurt, chaga powder and sunflower seeds.
Here are the basic rules of a smoothie that you can modify according to your tastes:
Include three fruits: a frozen fruit, a banana, and a variation of berry.
A portion of greens. Either spinach, broccoli or kale.
One serving of butter such as cashew nut, peanut or almond butter.
A source of healthy fat: flax seed, linseed oil or nut oil.
Replace plain milk with almond, hemp or coconut milk.
To thicken, use oat flakes, flax meal or apple sauce.
It can be more energized with cocoa beans, or cocoa powder.
You can add your protein powder to vanilla, chocolate or other.
As you can see, if you are adventurous, there are many possibilities.
Do not forget that drinking the chaga with positive intentions increases the benefits.
To your health!