Truth About Smoothies

Do you care?

“Take good care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.”  Jim Rohn

What goes into your smoothie?  Some smoothies may look delicious, but they are literally packed with calories and sugar.  You may think you’re getting an energy boost, only to crash in about an hour or so.

I’ve recently learned that smoothies from Jamba Juice and Planet Smoothie are packed full of sugar and sodium.  For example: a 24-ounce Peanut Butter Moo’d smoothie from Jamba Juice contained 770 calories, 126 grams of carbs, 109 grams of sugar, 20 grams of fat (4.5 grams of that is saturated!), and 490 milligrams of sodium.

Another example:  Planet Smoothie’s Strawberry Mr. Mongo Workout Blast has 400 calories, zero fat and only 150 milligrams of sodium, but contains 58 grams of sugar.  That’s twice as much sugar content than a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar.

We attribute our great health and vitality to our ‘Breakfast Smoothie’ that we’ve had for over a decade.  We know that breakfast can be a challenge, but it is the most important meal of the day.  There needs to be an ideal mix of the following ingredients; otherwise, you will easily become hungry.

Place the following in a Powerful Blender:

Fresh Fruits (organic apple–wash, core and quarter; berries–fresh or frozen; and apricots–rinse, split and discard pit.  These fruits are packed with antioxidant properties and fiber)

Vegetables (fresh zucchini, kale, cucumber–remove skin, etc.)

Healthy Fats (*Omega Liquid 3-6-9 by Systemic Formulas, Inc.)

Fiber (1 – 3 scoops daily of *FBR – FIBERS FOR INTESTINAL HEALTH by Systemic Formulas, Inc.)

Lean Protein (*Accell Therapeutic or *Accell Meal Complete by Systemic Formulas, Inc. )

Pure, Filtered Water and Ice Cubes

For more information on our ‘Breakfast Smoothies’ or if you would like to order any of the Systemic Formulas products, contact Healthy Life Institute at 801-317-1647.

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