The Teeny Bikini Body

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I Hate Veggies…

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IMG_2170If this is the closest you get to eating veggies, which… it’s a super veggie burrito which has cheese, beans, rice and lettuce…Don’t!!! I think lettuce may be the only vegetable in there.  For years, I’ve tried to eat vegetables, including it in my meal, trying to eat salad, etc.  Somehow, i go back to my old ways of not eating veggies.  I pack my lunch with several servings of veggies realizing that it stays in my lunch bag uneaten.

What’s a veggie-hatin’, meat-eating girl supposed to do to get her nutrients in?  Well, I discovered green drinks!  Yes the answer to hide spinach in my smoothie. I can’t hardly taste the spinach at all.

So what’s my tip?

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Don’t just drink cocktails, drink GREEN cocktails! You can mix it with skim milk, unsweetened organic almond milk, unsweetened coconut milk, water and ice.

20140524-200419-72259018.jpg For you lazy people out there, knowing what’s in your smoothie is important.  How much fruit, etc.  What does that mean?  No relying on Jamba Juice, Robek’s or whatever else is out there to make your smoothie because it will be a boatload of sugar. The fruit is for taste! Follow some of Betty Rocker’s Green smoothies.  Just add one apple to your smoothie.  See the link below for healthy low sugar smoothies. Yogurt, icecream, etc., an absolute NO!  You are trying to keep the cals low on this or you’re missing the whole point.  What do you need? A high powered blender and the right ingredients.

http://thebettyrocker.com/tag/green-smoothie/

I’ll add a banana sometimes, and some protein.  I have a Ninja Professional Blender which will run you around a hundred bucks.  There’s the more expensive blenders like Blendtec and Vitamix but Ninja works just fine.  Mix greens first with liquid first and then add other ingredients for a smoother, less chunkie finish and wallah!  Veggies in a glass.

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So what’s the take away

  1. Get a high powered blender for a smoother finish.
  2. A Veggie Super Burrito does not have vegetables.
  3. Don’t go to Jamba Juice (Drinks run up from 67 grams of sugar and higher).
  4. Add protein.
  5. Drink it daily.
  6. Make it substantial (Skim milk, unsweetened almond milk has approx. 40 cals/cup, unsweetened coconut milk).
  7. Don’t add ice cream or yogurt to keep calories lower.

Benefits:

  1. Health
  2. Alkalize your body
  3. Get your fiber
  4. Will keep you full preventing overeating
  5. Good for skin
  6. Disease preventing properties
  7. Tastes great

Ref:

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/03/green-smoothies-nutrition/2518141/
  2. http://www.greenthickies.com/health-benefits-of-green-smoothies/

Happy drinking!

L.

 

 

 

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Author: Lilitte

I have always had a love for fitness. I've been a fitness junkie over the years and have learned the healthier ways of diet and exercise. As I continue to learn more I'd like to share and learn more from the public.

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