As a modern, health-conscious consumer, you're likely seek out products that are as good for you as they are good to eat. With over 75 different types of protein bars on the market, many people are looking for something new. Something that doesn't melt in your bag, get stuck to your teeth, or sit in your stomach like a brick. Something that contains only real food ingredients and you can take with you anywhere. Something like... smoothies! Here are our top 5 reasons to make the switch:
1. Fruits + Vegetables
Smoothies are an easy way to include more fruits and vegetables into your diet. Just blend them up and drink em' down. Plus, the right combination can mask the taste of veggies, so they are perfect for tricking picky eaters.
Smoothies are also perfect for blending protein powders, as well as nuts and seeds, and other sources of whole-food, quality protein. Did you know many fruits and vegetables contain protein too? Smoothies are a no-brainer vehicle for meeting your daily protein intake requirements.
Smoothies can make a quick, healthy snack, or they can provide enough calories to replace a meal depending on the ingredients. Try adding in a healthy fats like avocado, coconut, nuts or nut butter to boost the calories if you're looking to make your smoothie a meal. Either way, it's nice to know you can throw your smoothie in a shaker bottle and take it with you anywhere.
Smoothies can be a delicious guilt-free treat that won't derail your diet. Try adding unsweetened cocoa powder, nut butter, cacao nibs, for decadent flavor and added health benefits!
Blended sources of whole foods digest easily and won't slow things down. Not to mention they don't crumble, bruise, flatten, and aren't hard to chew!
It’s no wonder smoothies are a hit with everyone from athletes to busy families!