I haven’t always paid as much attention to my health as I should. There are frequent stretches of time where I stop going to the gym, eat too many meals at fast food restaurants, and don’t get enough sleep. Sure, I have excuses, such as work and family commitments that prevent me from sticking to any kind of steady workout regimen or diet, but in the end these are still just excuses. Well, now I’m ready to make my health a priority again, and I’m starting by hitting the gym and collecting as many fruit smoothie recipes as I can find.
Why the sudden interest in fruit smoothie recipes? After examining my eating habits, I discovered that most of my trips to McDonald’s and Burger King were the result not of an intense desire to pig out on burgers and fries, but by a lack of time to prepare a proper meal. This was especially true after a late night at work. On the drive home, I was simply too exhausted to even think of cooking real food for dinner, so I would just stop off for a quick bite. But I figure if I learn how to make good smoothies, I can whip those up as a meal substitute or as a healthy snack to tide me over until I cook dinner.
I don’t know the first thing about making smoothies, but fortunately there are lots of websites where I can get free fruit smoothie recipes. I’ve already checked out a handful of these sites, and really liked what I saw. For one thing, it seems that smoothies are very quick and easy to make. That’s a definite plus for me, as I’ve already explained. For another thing, there are just so many different fruit smoothie recipes to choose from that I’ll never get tired of them! From your basics like banana, strawberry, and pineapple to more exotic ones like raspberry chocolate and eggnog, I’ll be able to quench my thirst and satisfy my stomach no matter what I’m craving.
Not all the fruit smoothie recipes I’ve seen are low-calorie or healthy in the strictest sense of the word, so I’ll have to pay attention to the ingredients list to make sure I don’t sabotage my diet. But it should be pretty easy to make substitutions or eliminate completely unhealthy additions to the recipe and still come out with something palatable.
Overall, I’m looking forward to trying out some of the free fruit smoothie recipes that I’ve found online. Hopefully this will be just what I need to get back on the right track as far as healthy eating habits go. Then I can concentrate on getting my workouts back up to speed, and eventually I’ll look and feel much better!
More coming soon!