Drinking fresh and all natural juices and fruit smoothies are all the rage at the moment. And while sometimes fruity drinks are typically associated with femininity, adding these all natural, detoxifying blends into your diet is extremely beneficial for males as well. Now, the best way to include these drinks into your diet may not be through the typical three day cleanses or detox programs that you see on the market.
These cleanses can cause unstable sugar levels, headaches, hunger pain, and lightheadedness. Using detoxifying blends as an added component into an already healthy diet is the best way to achieve your fitness goals. Here are some delicious smoothie ideas for even the manliest of men to try.
First is the Chia Cacao Smoothie.
At 332 Calories, all you need for this energizing smoothie blend is 1 cup of nonfat milk, 1 scoop of whey protein powder, 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, and one small banana. Blend all of the ingredients together for a protein packed, energizing, and tasty snack or meal replacement. This is the perfect smoothie to drink post workout, as the protein content and healthy fats and carbs in the smoothie will aid in rapid recovery. Of course, and of the dairy ingredients can be swapped for non-dairy and vegan options.
The second smoothie is the Spinach-Lemon-Blueberry Smoothie.
All you need for this one is 1/2 a lemon, 1 cup of blueberries, 1 handful of spinach, and 1 cup of almond milk. Blend with ice for a low calories, super delicious smoothie. The sugars of the fruit mixed with the nutrients of the spinach make this the perfect pre-workout snack. The tanginess of the lemon adds an extra layer of freshness that will keep you alert and ready to tackle your day.