A smooth diet or a smoothie diet?

We all know what a smoothie is, (if not then please read about it here) and how it can keep us stay healthy and fit. There are a number of smoothie diets around and are quite well balanced from a nutrition and health point of view. These diets get you to drink a number of different kinds of smoothies ranging from energizers to filler (keeping you feeling full for longer) to system flushers and much more. The down side to this is that you get tired of drinking stuff all the time and trust me; you will get tired of it, not in a matter of months or weeks, but in days. Although, you can get all the macro-nutrients and good amounts of vitamins and minerals without spending much cash on supplements, you would finally want to get some solid food. Why not concentrate on a diet that is not ALL smoothies but smooth :-). That is very easy…just get rid of the ‘ies’ at the end…hehe!

I think we should use smoothie as snacks every single day and even include it in your breakfast if you want. Take your normal meals and for every snack, take a smoothie. Here is a SMOOTH diets that I followed for some time just to see how it works.

Option 1:

Breakfast: 1 bowl of Bran flakes cereal with skimmed milk and an apple

Snack 1: Peach and mango smoothie with 1 tbsp of olive oil

Lunch: Chicken breast with steamed mixed vegetables

Snack 2: Strawberry smoothie in low fat yogurt

Post workout: Banana smoothie with low fat yogurt and 20 grams of skimmed milk powder

Dinner: Tuna sandwich

Option 2:

Breakfast: Mixed fruit smoothie with 2 tbsp of oats and 1 tbsp of natural peanut butter

Snack 1: 1 pear and 10 almonds

Lunch: Brown rice with chicken

Snack 2: Plum and banana smoothie with an apple base

Dinner: Whole wheat tortilla wrap

These are just a couple of example of what I followed and it was very satisfying. I suggest that you try to take at least one smoothie a day as a snack. This is a very easy snack option and will save you a lot of time and effort. Hope this was useful for you, till next time guys…stay healthy.

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