Health, journey

Homemade Smoothie Recipes

Having a smoothie is always a good start to my day, especially in summer. Eating heavy foods is not always the best option, when you live in a place where the heat is terrible you tend to feel very uncomfortable after eating a hot or heavy meal.

Smoothies can give you an extra boost of minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals because it often includes fruit skins and pith. When you decide to make your smoothie with yoghurt or milk, it gives you a calsium boost aswell.

Now I’ve read about smoothies helping for weight loss – they say, “Calories in liquid form have less satiety, or hunger-curbing power, than calories in solid form.”

So in other words, it doesn’t keep you so full, as it would’ve if you ate the fruits whole. 

I tend to disagree, having a smoothie in the morning makes me feel so good and actually keeps me full for quite a while, when I eventually get hungry, it’s a nibbly feeling, not this terrible hunger feeling of eating a 500g steak.

Anyway, thats my opinion and what I feel works for me. Here is a few smoothie recipes if ever you feel like throwing a few fruits in a blender.

Strawberry Smoothie

1  cup frozen strawberries

1  cup milk/fat free yoghurt

1  banana

8 -10  ice cubes


Kiwi Smoothie

3 kiwifruit, peeled and cut into chunks

2 frozen banans, cut up into 4 pieces

1 cup frozen blueberries

1 cup fat-free plain yogurt

3 tablespoons honey

1-1/2 cups crushed ice

Add a little bit of water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone.

Add mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again until smooth.


Banana Smoothie
2 bananas

375ml (1 1/2 cups) skim milk

70g (1/4 cup) fat free yoghurt

2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter

1 tablespoon honey

6 ice cubes
Green Smoothie

Tightly pack 2 cups of leafy greens in a measuring cup and then toss into blender

1 cup of plain, fat free yoghurt
Watermelon Smoothie

  • 3 cups seedless watermelon, frozen
  • 1 cup milk (almond milk, soy milk, whole milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Enjoy!!!
journey

How important is it to start? 

“Losing weight might be a result but it shouldn’t be the goal”

What does that mean?

Losing weight should not be your only objective. Making lifestyle changes, being healthier is what you should be focusing on. By doing it this way, losing weight will automatically be the result.

It’s the little bit you do each and every day that will make the difference long term and long term changes is what we are after, right? 

Just think about it this way – you were doing nothing before deciding to start doing something

Something is better than nothing.

It’s the small steps you take that will get you where you ultimately want to be.

Small things you can do: 

  • Drink water instead of gassy coldrinks
  • Use olive oil rather than sunflower oil
  • Eat salad instead of fries
  • Grilled fish rather than fried fish

These are just a few simple examples of small changes you can make that will change your end results.

 The more you do, the more you want to do!!

Once you start seeing and feeling the difference in your body because of the small changes you’ve made, wouldn’t you then want to do more to feel and look even better? 

It’s  all about making the decision to START

If you don’t make the decision to start you will never know how it feels to be able to live the life you always dreamed about. It’s never a easy decision but onve you’ve made that decision it’s very important to stick to it!! 

  1. Make the decision to get started
  2. Make small changes every day
  3. Stay motivated
  4. Feel awesome about yourself and the changes you’ve made
  5. Keep working hard
  6. Reach your goal 
Health

Detox Ideas😎

I’ve been trying recipes I got from different people, Google, Pinterest, all over… I started drinking this Apple Cider Vinegar Detox drink last Monday, now I don’t know if it’s all in my head but it seems to be working very well.

I tried this detox drink for a few days and my body feels clean, my visits to the bathroom is more frequent, I don’t feel so hungry all the time.

I will keep looking for recipes and exploring different detox drinks, but for now this one is working really well. I drink it every morning as soon as I wake up.

The benefits of this drink: 

  • Speeds up your weightloss process
  • Controls your appetite
  • Digestion
  • It helps fighting flu’s etc

This is just one in a million detox drinks that might work for you.

Do you have any nice recipes I can try out?