I rarely see an overweight vegetarian. The fact of the matter is, the more animal and meat products we eat, the more weight a person can expect to gain.
The primary reason is that most animals, when being prepared for slaughter, are treated with hormones, antibiotics, steroids and the like- allowing them to achieve a bigger size. This increased size, translates to increased money. If a farmer can bring their chicken, turkey or cow to market in less time, this will result in an increased profit margin.
A person who consumes a diet which consists mostly of fruits and vegetables can prevent exposure to such obesity causing substances, allowing a more normal and healthier weight.
Smoothies are a great way to achieve a high intake of fruits and vegetables. In addition, this allows a high intake of anti-oxidants which have disease fighting properties.
Smoothies allow for meal replacement when done correctly. Our family frequently consumes smoothies for breakfast, lunch (on weekends) or sometimes even dinner. We have had much success using our Vitamix 5200 blender. Personally, this was the best investment we could have made for our families health and ultimately longevity.
A good smoothie recipe my children, wife an I like includes the following ingredients:
-10 frozen strawberries (rich in anti-oxidants)
-2 bananas (potassium rich)
-1 thick slice of cabbage (cruciferous vegetable with cancer fighting properties)
-1/3 blender of ice cubes
-1 cup of almond milk (non-fat cow’s milk or soy milk is ok also)
- 2 teaspoons of honey (don’t add too much or the smoothie will be too sweet)
- A scoop of vanilla flavored whey protein
Blend for about 1 minute and serve to the family! Great tasting…
There are a lot of good blenders on the market but I personally prefer the Vitamix 5200. It’s 2 HP engine and 7 year manufacturer warranty make it the best on the market. Smoothie stores like Juice It Up and others use Vita-mix products.
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