Shakes are one of the simplest ways to support your body’s natural ability to cleanse and detoxify. They’re also easy-to-make, taste great and loaded with nutrition (and super duper trendy, right?)
Daily breakfast shake: Research has shown that our food choices get worse throughout the day. One way to improve this situation is to start your day off clean with a nutrient-rich shake by itself or in addition to your breakfast. You’ll prime your body to desire cleaner foods as the day goes on.
Post-workout: Athletes and weightlifters have been using shakes for years after a workout to give their bodies the nutrients they need. We can take their advice and use a shake post-workout to replenish and recover. Tilt the shake towards more carbohydrates after intense workouts when your body is more able to absorb sugar.
Late afternoon snack: A major time for cravings is late afternoon. This is when it can be hard to resist the junk food that may be lying around at work or home. A late afternoon shake is a perfect time to give your body some much needed nutrition.
Healthy Travel food: When you’re traveling, it’s not always easy to find clean food. Take a few shake mix packets and a shaker bottle with you. Shake mix packets are especially useful on planes where it’s easy to get dehydrated.
For weight loss: There is no magic bullet to weight loss. Each person’s weight loss plan must to be tailored to their specific needs. Shakes can be integrated into different weight loss programs as a simple tool to encourage more easily-digestible and nutrient-dense food in the diet. The added nutrients can help to reduce cravings and increase energy.
To get back on track. When I’m feeling off in my health or haven’t been eating well, I use shakes to get me back on track. Shakes help rest your system after a long weekend or vacation and get you back into the habit of eating clean.