Tip Tuesday: Consumption

Have you ever had a green smoothie? Or any smoothie for that matter? I’ve recently been replacing meals with smoothies as they are convenient, quick, and provide most of the nutrients I need.

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For example, this morning I had a smoothie made with:

2 cups strawberries
1 cup pineapple
1 cup water
1/2 banana
1 cup spinach
1 cup kale
1tsp spirulina
1tbs chia seeds

Sometimes my friends look at me with my smoothie and ask “Is that all you’re going to have?!” Yes, it’s just a drink but if you really think about it, you’re body is consuming ALL that food! It’s not just a drink, it’s a blend of fruits and veggies all packed in a cup. This is how smoothies, shakes, and other supplements can be meal replacers. You’re body is essentially intaking all those nutrients in liquid form. Easy and quick to consume. Adding ingredients like chia seeds and flax seeds also help make you full longer.

So next time you feel like all you’re having is just a smoothie, try laying out all the ingredients that go into your smoothie before blending to have an idea of what you’re actually consuming.

 

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