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If you’re into health and fitness, chances are you have a designated water bottle or two, that you keep by your side for any work-out. It hydrates you before you hit the trail and quenches your thirst when that hundredth and one squat has you a bit winded but, really, how much water are you really drinking?
We’ve all heard that you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day and while the number can be debated, it can’t be debated that water is a major necessity for good health. The only thing is, no matter how healthy we think we are or how great our regimen is, we’re not always able to get in those eight glasses. So what do we do? Drown our woes and our lack of water guilt at the last minute with a few gallons of water? No, but you can eat your way to your daily drink minimum.
Remember how water is good for you? Well so are fruits and vegetables.When you eat fruits and vegetables, you’re not only appearing healthy, but you’re also hydrating your body and consuming necessary nutrients, such as oleic acid, polyphenols and Vitamin C. This all can be found in water enriched foods, which allows you to “eat your water”.
Here are some of the top fruits we found:
While it is a good idea to “eat your water”, by no means should you completely cut water from your diet. Fruits and vegetables may have a high percentage of water but, they only make up at most 20% of our daily water intake. Instead, make an effort to incorporate these foods in your daily diet. If you’re not a fan of eating raw fruits and vegetables, try using them in smoothies, vegetables included. Cut strawberries up into your yogurt, add slices to your bowl of oatmeal, snack on celery and peanut butter. The options are endless, but they all will help you stay hydrated.
Today’s recipe is a Detox Beet & Fruit smoothie, perfect to cleanse the liver and “get you on the regular” Boom.
I believe that smoothies are the fastest tasty meal and that they can contain all the macros and nutrients you need. You can pack frozen fruit smoothies and carry them on to work or to school. It’s also a perfect snack or a whole meal when you don’t have much time.
There’s plenty of variation of smoothies that you can make at home. Smoothie recipes are very simple, everyone knows how to make them, and that’s one more reason why they are very popular. But to be honest, fruit smoothie recipes are so delicious!
There are no wrong recipes for smoothies, but the key is in the right combo of ingredients for the best taste and nutritional composition.
The steps for making today’s smoothie are as simple as tossing all the fruits in a blender with a little water.
For Detox Beet and Fruit Smoothie recipe you will need raw beet, one small mandarin orange, apple, frozen strawberries and one cup of water.
I prefer frozen strawberries because of the smoothie structure, but if it’s strawberry season, go with the fresh ones.
Cut the raw beet into wedges and toss all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into cups, glasses or bottles, and enjoy your meal!
I’m also fun of a strawberries banana smoothie, but I like this one the most because of the refreshing taste of oranges and beets.
I would like to hear from you! Send me how it makes for you and if you like this taste of beet, orange and strawberries. If you have your own great smoothie recipe, share it with us in the comments below.
Have a beautiful day, my fit foodies!