DAY 2- Healthy Eating Myth & Truth
MYTH: All Smoothies and Juices are Healthy
TRUTH: Not all smoothies & juices are created equal but when done right they can be healthy and delicious! When making a smoothie, whole fruit is best (vs. juice) and be sure to add at least one vegetable (power greens or spinach are great!) When you use whole fruit, the fiber remains, creating a lower glycemic index (rise in blood sugar). Adding a frozen avocado or zucchini creates a creamy texture without the sugar, but with the added nutrients. How much fruit to use? Here’s a tip: Ask yourself would I eat this quantity of fruit in one sitting? Meaning, a whole banana, a cup of strawberries, etc..if the answer is no, then scale it back. For juicing, most juicers remove the fiber completely, so I recommend you lower the volume by having a couple of shots throughout the day. If you go somewhere like Jamba juice, make it your own. Ask them to hold the agave and other sweeteners, hold the sherbet, and use plain Greek yogurt instead.
Check out our smoothie recipes HERE
Something to Think About
If you know me, you know that this idea is one I take very seriously! I believe that we have been called to open our homes to those around us, and create a space where people can feel God’s love. It may feel overwhelming sometimes, but people really just want someone who will listen and make then feel welcome. How can you open your home and share God’s love with those around you?
Something to Listen To
Length: 15 Minutes
Beginner: Total Body
Length: 9 Minutes
Equipment: Weights, Band, Loop, Mini Ball
Length: 28 Minutes
Advanced: Circuit Training
Length: 17 Minutes