I know January 7th is a bit late to be saying this, but Happy New Year anyway!!! Can you believe it’s 2016 already?? I mean, weren’t we just celebrating the arrival of 2015?
So, how are those New Year’s resolutions working out so far? Is 2016 going to be the New Year for a new you?
I’m all for setting goals in the New Year and sticking to them, soooo…..if you’re still proudly committed to your resolution and you’d like to share your progress, comment below with details about your 2016 resolution!
To be honest, I came into 2016 without a resolution, but thanks to a fantastic article I stumbled upon this morning via Twitter, I now have one! The article titled, “How Giving Up Refined Sugar Changed My Brain,” by Michael Grothaus, has now inspired me to give up refined sugar (in case you didn’t already guess that, the title is pretty self explanatory).
I strongly encourage everybody reading this post to click the link above and visit Grothaus’ article, it has a lot of must-read information! You get a very thorough understanding of refined sugar, the consequences of consuming this synthetic form of sugar, and the benefits of cutting it completely from your diet!!!
***Warning!! Do not make the mistake of cutting ALL forms of sugar from your diet!! This can lead to serious deficiencies in your body because, despite what society wants us to believe, natural forms of sugar (such as the naturally occurring sugar found in fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries) are actually incredibly healthy for you!
Consuming this natural type of sugar in place of refined sugars will transform your diet, as well as satisfy the occasional craving your sweet tooth may get from time to time. The best form in which you should consume these natural sugars? Smoothies or smoothie bowls! This allows you to consume a decent amount of fruit all at once while also putting that blender of yours to good use!
You paid good money for that blender, so instead of leaving it to collect dust on your kitchen counter put that sucker to use! Below you will find the recipe for a superb smoothie recipe I made for lunch today! If you would like to replace a meal with a smoothie, make sure it packs a punch and fills you up! Therefore, make sure you don’t forget to add one or two scoops of this homemade Protein Powder.
Strawberry/Banana/Blueberry Smoothie Recipe
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 fresh banana (sliced)
1/2 cup blueberries
1 T honey
1/2 cup milk substitute (1/4 cup water // 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (organic))
1 cup ice cubes
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend for about 2 minutes (longer, if necessary)