Todays recipe is from a gourmet nutrition book by Dr. John M. Berardi, Michael Williams and Kristina Andrew. This smoothie is a perfect post-workout meal providing 70g protein, 80g carbohydrate, 9g monounsaturated fat, 3.7 polyunsaturated fat, 0.2g omega-3 fatty acids, 3g omega-6 fatty acids,16g fiber, and 37g sugar. This could also be used for a meal replacement so pull out your blender and mix up this nutrient dense smoothieIngredients:Raspberries frozen 1 cupSpinach 1 cupLow-fat plain yogurt 1 cuplow-fat milk 1/2 cupCashews 1/4 cup
Welp!… I must confess: I officially fell of the wagon. I like to think that it was more like a slight slip-up than a full-on fall though. After all, I'm known for falling and running into things on a regular basis, so let's just blame it on my clumsiness. ;)
One common misperception that many people have when it comes to fat loss is that fruit should be omitted from your diet plan. You might have read somewhere that fruit is high in sugar, so thinking that you should be cutting all sugar from your diet, fruit got the boot.
Proper caloric intake is not just beneficial to weight loss goals, but is necessary for survival, efficiency and optimal function in daily life. I think it is important to approach the topic of caloric intake with a diversity of goals in mind: caloric and nutrient intake for health, weight maintenance, weight loss, and/or weight gain. Like exercise, diet and nutrition is not "one size fits all," but is unique to each individual.