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11 Amazing Smoothie Bowl Recipes To Boost Your Health Every Day

11 Amazing Smoothie Bowl Recipes To Boost Your Health Every Day

Smoothies are my all time favorites and I am sure it’s not just me. Who doesn’t love smoothie bowls? They are nutrient-dense, easy to prepare, visually appealing and they can be made with any of the foods you happen to have in your pantry. A smoothie bowl is perfect before a workout, post-workout, as a breakfast, brunch or snack. They seem to be a universal wonder-meal.

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    A balanced smoothie bowl contains:

    • 1-2 parts greens
    • 1 part fruits
    • 1 part protein
    • 1 part healthy fats
    • superfoods

    You can also add ice and a liquid, such as milk. As you can see, smoothie bowls are highly versatile. You can toss in whatever you have in your kitchen at the moment for a healthy and quick meal. Each time you make a bowl, it can be made differently. Here are a thousand ways to make a smoothie bowl.

    1. Blackberry Avocado Coconut Smoothie Bowl

    This recipe uses blackberries, avocado, kumqats and jam. If you are not sure what kumquats are, you will be happy to find out they are great for losing weight and they promote cell health.

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      2. Acai Berry

      In this smoothie bowl, there is a lot more green than you can imagine, so it’s perfect for your detox program.

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        3. Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl

        The Dragon Fruit or Pitaya has multiple health benefits. This recipe is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the pitaya and a delicious mix of other fruits.

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          4. Parsley Pear and Barley Grass Smoothie Bowl

          Barley grass and parsley are not probably the first ingredients you think of for your smoothie bowl, but this recipe is loaded with vitamins, proteins and fibres. You must surely try this out.

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            5. Turmeric Avocado Banana Smoothie Bowl

            Turmeric is known to fight inflammation, which makes it perfect against arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. When you suffer from a sore ankle, try this delicious smoothie bowl recipe to soothe your pain.

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              6. Chia Berry Coconut Smoothie Bowl

              This recipe shows the perfect contrast between the smoothie texture of coconut milk and the crunch of chia and sesame seeds. All of these are known to be extremely beneficial for your health.

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                7. Beet Smoothie Bowl

                Most people have a hard time using beet in their diet, so here is some inspiration. The color of this bowl is definitely out of the Pantone list.

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                  8. Persimmon Avocado Smoothie Bowl

                  This is a highly creative recipe which includes persimmons, avocado, chia and almond butter, creating a high protein smoothie bowl.

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                    9. Superfoods Smoothie Bowl

                    This smoothie almost crosses the rule of quantities when it comes to superfoods: there are so many in this bowl!

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                      10. Vegan Smoothie Bowl

                      Smoothie Bowls are vegan friendly meals, but this one is the ultimate vegan smoothie bowl. It has hemp seeds, almond butter and chia, as well as acai and papaya – just what you need before a workout.

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                        11. Green Lime Pie Smoothie Bowl

                        This one is proof of just how versatile smoothie bowls can be. Green tea and lime pie in a smoothie bowl!

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                          Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                          7 Simple Rules to Live by to Get in Shape in Two Weeks

                          Learning how to get in shape and set goals is important if you’re looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get closer to your goal weight. While this does require changes to your daily routine, you’ll find that you are able to look and feel better in only two weeks.

                          Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about what it takes to get in shape. Although anyone can cover the basics (eat right and exercise), there are some things that I could only learn through trial and error. Let’s cover some of the most important points for how to get in shape in two weeks.

                          1. Exercise Daily

                          It is far easier to make exercise a habit if it is a daily one. If you aren’t exercising at all, I recommend starting by exercising a half hour every day. When you only exercise a couple times per week, it is much easier to turn one day off into three days off, a week off, or a month off.

                          If you are already used to exercising, switching to three or four times a week to fit your schedule may be preferable, but it is a lot harder to maintain a workout program you don’t do every day.

                          Be careful to not repeat the same exercise routine each day. If you do an intense ab workout one day, try switching it up to general cardio the next. You can also squeeze in a day of light walking to break up the intensity.

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                          2. Duration Doesn’t Substitute for Intensity

                          Once you get into the habit of regular exercise, where do you go if you still aren’t reaching your goals? Most people will solve the problem by exercising for longer periods of time, turning forty-minute workouts into two hour stretches. Not only does this drain your time, but it doesn’t work particularly well.

                          One study shows that “exercising for a whole hour instead of a half does not provide any additional loss in either body weight or fat”[1].

                          This is great news for both your schedule and your levels of motivation. You’ll likely find it much easier to exercise for 30 minutes a day instead of an hour. In those 30 minutes, do your best to up the intensity to your appropriate edge to get the most out of the time.

                          3. Acknowledge Your Limits

                          Many people get frustrated when they plateau in their weight loss or muscle gaining goals as they’re learning how to get in shape. Everyone has an equilibrium and genetic set point where their body wants to remain. This doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals, but don’t be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to lose weight or put on muscle.

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                          Acknowledging a set point doesn’t mean giving up, but it does mean realizing the obstacles you face.

                          Expect to hit a plateau in your own fitness results[2]. When you expect a plateau, you can manage around it so you can continue your progress at a more realistic rate. When expectations meet reality, you can avoid dietary crashes.

                          4. Eat Healthy, Not Just Food That Looks Healthy

                          Know what you eat. Don’t fuss over minutia like whether you’re getting enough Omega 3’s or tryptophan, but be aware of the big things. Look at the foods you eat regularly and figure out whether they are healthy or not. Don’t get fooled by the deceptively healthy snacks just pretending to be good for you.

                          The basic nutritional advice includes:

                          • Eat unprocessed foods
                          • Eat more veggies
                          • Use meat as a side dish, not a main course
                          • Eat whole grains, not refined grains[3]

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                          Eat whole grains when you want to learn how to get in shape.

                            5. Watch Out for Travel

                            Don’t let a four-day holiday interfere with your attempts when you’re learning how to get in shape. I don’t mean that you need to follow your diet and exercise plan without any excursion, but when you are in the first few weeks, still forming habits, be careful that a week long break doesn’t terminate your progress.

                            This is also true of schedule changes that leave you suddenly busy or make it difficult to exercise. Have a backup plan so you can be consistent, at least for the first month when you are forming habits.

                            If travel is on your schedule and can’t be avoided, make an exercise plan before you go[4], and make sure to pack exercise clothes and an exercise mat as motivation to keep you on track.

                            6. Start Slow

                            Ever start an exercise plan by running ten miles and then puking your guts out? Maybe you aren’t that extreme, but burnout is common early on when learning how to get in shape. You have a lifetime to be healthy, so don’t try to go from couch potato to athletic superstar in a week.

                            If you are starting a running regime, for example, run less than you can to start. Starting strength training? Work with less weight than you could theoretically lift. Increasing intensity and pushing yourself can come later when your body becomes comfortable with regular exercise.

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                            7. Be Careful When Choosing a Workout Partner

                            Should you have a workout partner? That depends. Workout partners can help you stay motivated and make exercising more fun. But they can also stop you from reaching your goals.

                            My suggestion would be to have a workout partner, but when you start to plateau (either in physical ability, weight loss/gain, or overall health) and you haven’t reached your goals, consider mixing things up a bit.

                            If you plateau, you may need to make changes to continue improving. In this case it’s important to talk to your workout partner about the changes you want to make, and if they don’t seem motivated to continue, offer a thirty day break where you both try different activities.

                            I notice that guys working out together tend to match strength after a brief adjustment phase. Even if both are trying to improve, something seems to stall improvement once they reach a certain point. I found that I was able to lift as much as 30-50% more after taking a short break from my regular workout partner.

                            Final Thoughts

                            Learning how to get in shape in as little as two weeks sounds daunting, but if you’re motivated and have the time and energy to devote to it, it’s certainly possible.

                            Find an exercise routine that works for you, eat healthy, drink lots of water, and watch as the transformation begins.

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