Making Your Smoothie Recipe Even Better for You!

Looking to eat healthier? Try making smoothie recipes a regular part of your diet. It is a perfect way to easily get in those fruits and vegetables that most of us struggle with. In addition to adding fruits and vegetables into your smoothies, let’s take a look at some other things you can add to your smoothies to make them even healthier

Kefir or Yogurt

Although many people believe that animal proteins are bad for you, yogurt and kefir just may be the exception to this. Their proteins are easily assimilated in to the digestive system thanks to the fact that they are predigested. They help add in the good bacteria to your gastrointestinal tract which can help your body prevent bacterial infections. They can bee added to just about any smoothie recipe.

Pomegranate Juice

A few studies have linked pomegranate juice with improved blood flow, an increase in the “good” cholesterol, and a reduction in certain types of cancer.

Sprouts

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, growing sprouts is unbelievably easy. And, there are so many different types – from lentil sprouts, to broccoli sprouts and of course the traditional alfalfa sprouts Sprouts are extraordinarily rich in enzymes and can reduce your bodies need to manufacture enzymes. Eating sprouts oxygenates the body and is believed to starve out cancer cells. Clover and alfalfa are ideal for smoothies because they blend well.

Wheat Germ

Although you will likely want to add a bit of extra water to your smoothie maker, wheat germ is a great addition to your smoothies. It is very high in the B vitamins as well as vitamin E. Research has shown it to be effective in helping to prevent birth defects. It can also help if you are looking to improve your hair, skin and nails. It should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container as it will go rancid quite quickly.

Great Muscle-Building Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are efficient and delicious way to pack a whole load of nutrients into your diet without having to sit down at the dinner table for a huge meal. Many of us looking to build muscle or loose fat simply don’t have the time to prepare and cook complex hot meals so throwing together a few nutritional heroes into a blender is the next best thing. I often like to drink smoothies at breakfast time as this tends to be the time of day when I’m in a mad rush to get out the door and on my way to work. Smoothies are incredibly versatile however and can be made and consumed easily at home, in the office or in the gym.

Here are some delicious easy recipes to get you on your way to smoothie heaven.

Mango-Blueberry Freeze

This a a great smoothie for the morning, the blended frozen fruit really gives you a wake up call and the oats provide slow releasing carbs that will keep you full all morning.

Ingredients:

50g Frozen Mango

50g Frozen Blueberry

75g Oats

1 Scoop Vanilla Protein Powder

250ml Semi-Skimmed Milk

Simply throw all the ingredients in a blender for seconds until you get a smooth, consistent paste. This should be thin enough to drink straight from a glass but thick enough to eat with a spoon if you wish. The sweet mango and tart blueberries compliment each other perfectly giving just enough sweetness to enliven your taste buds first thing.

Choco-Coffee Comforter

Imagine the situation, you invite all your friends around to watch a film, they come baring fatty, salty snacks and sugar-laden buckets of fizzy drink. You want to dive in but your guilty conscience gets the better of you, what can you sit down with and enjoy while your friends gorge on their calorie packed snacks? The Choco-Coffe Comforter may be your answer!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Coco-Powder

2 Teaspoon Instant Coffee

2 Bananas

1 scoop Chocolate protein powder

250ml Semi-Skimmed Milk

Whizz this lot up and you will be rewarded with the most divine tasting chocolately, coffee-y concoction that just melts in your mouth. If this is too thick for you simply adjust the amount of milk you add. You could even make this into a hot beverage by adding some boiling water. Present this in a nice glass, dust it with some coco powder and a couple of chocolate drops and you will have an evening treat to make your chip n dip scoffing friends green with envy!

Joe is an avid health blogger who currently works for a van leasing firm.

Chinese Tea: Enjoy its Weight Loss and Health Benefits

Losing weight is very vital to our health. In many years until today, Chinese tea was sought by women and men alike. It was proven that Chinese tea has lots of health benefits along with its ability to remove the excess pounds in your body. Isn’t it great? So if you try to lose weight fast in a healthy way, drinking Chinese tea will be a good option.

Chinese tea is actually of different kinds. It so happen because Camellia sinensis comes with variations. The Green Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea and the Pu-Erh Tea are the most widespread Camillia sinensis’ variation. All these kinds of teas can help you with your losing weight goals by burning your fats. Among all the teas mentioned, black tea contains high caffeine and also more calories. Pur-Erh on the other hand is renowned for its LDL or bad cholesterol reduction power.

Now, which tea do you think is the best tea of all? The answer depends on the individual who is drinking the tea. Oolong tea is believed to give you a superior result in your metabolism process but same with black tea, it contains high caffeine. If you are the type of person who don’t like the effect and taste of caffeine, the Green tea will be your best option. Also, aside from the less caffeine content of green tea, it is lesser in calories too. In addition, it also tastes good because of the way it is processed.

For additional information, teas are not just for burning fats but also help in the removal of toxins from your body. Moreover, it strengthens the immune system of your body. So upon drinking Chinese tea for you to lose weight, you also give your entire body system with good benefits.