Summer is almost here. It’s time to re-evaluate goals, knuckle down on healthy eating habits. Basically, whipping ourselves into beach-ready shape. Nutrition plays a big part in that.
Geting the most out of your food
If you want the most out of a meal or snack, choose food with an ingredient which is nutrient dense instead of calorie dense. Chia seeds are powerhouses of protein, fibre, unsaturated omega fatty acids, calcium (which is great for bone strength) and other vitamins and minerals. Goji berries, quickly becoming a favourite, are packed with antioxidants and iron which help reduce cell damage (from exercising, sunburn etc.) and help transport oxygen around our bodies, keeping us energised.
- Try KAUAI’s brand new and oh-so-delicious Chia Charge smoothie packed with banana, dates, chia seeds, cinnamon, fat free milk and low fat frozen yoghurt, or the Go-Goji Berry dairy free smoothie made with goji berries, pomegranate juice, strawberry (also high in antioxidants) and banana.
If you’re in the habit of adding raisins or currants to your meals but want a little less sugar in your diet, swop to fresh berries. Blueberries, even just once a week, are a great option because these little superfoods are high in antioxidants and contain vitamin C, vitamin K and manganese.
- Get your blueberry fix at KAUAI with the Super Fruit smoothie made with strawberry, goji berries, pomegranate juice, low fat frozen yoghurt and blueberries (a delicious superfood) or the refreshing Blueberry Lemon Twist with blueberries, lemon juice, pineapple, apple juice and low fat frozen yoghurt.
- If you’re watching your weight, KAUAI’s new tasty smoothie on the block is here to satisfy your needs. The Carb Conscious smoothie is made with guava juice (high in vitamin C), strawberry and low fat yoghurt.
For those of you wanting a low-carb wrap with all the flavourful KAUAI fillings you love, you can choose to substitute the standard wrap base with the new low carb wrap base at an additional cost.
Try new things this summer in a sustainable way so that the healthy choices you make become a habit instead of an obligation.
Written for the Virgin Active blog