See how a Vitamix® blender can help you make little changes to your daily routine that result in a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Whenever we decide to change our lives for the better, be it through healthier eating or exercise, we tend to go all out. We banish anything we deem bad for us and put ourselves on the most extreme, puritan diet out there. Of course, after a few days we soon realise this isn’t a sustainable lifestyle, and we slip back into old habits before the month is out.
Making smaller, more manageable changes, however, is a much more sensible way to start eating healthily. A seemingly small switch can have a huge difference on your health over time, and doesn’t require you to live off a strict diet that makes life glum. And if you have a Vitamix machine, it couldn’t be easier to incorporate tasty new changes to your diet. Take a look at our top three ways to start eating healthily below.
Start the day right
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s worth spending a few minutes preparing something healthy instead of reaching for the cereal box or grabbing something on the go. One of the best ways to pack fruits, vegetables and nutrients into your morning routine is by making a smoothie – something a Vitamix blender can whip up with ease. There are so many different recipes to follow, which keeps things varied, and you can add ingredients like nut butters and healthier sweeteners like maple syrup for a big hit of flavour.
Parents everywhere will know the trick of adding as many mashed or puréed vegetables as possible into sauces to sneak some extra nutrition into their children, but it’s something we should all be doing wherever we can. Use a Vitamix machine to make purées, freeze them into cubes and then throw them in pasta sauces, stews, casseroles, soups – think of them as little health boosters you can add to all sorts of recipes.
Make it yourself
So many of our favourite shop-bought items contain all sorts of additives and artificial ingredients, which are never good news for anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle. It’s worth trying to make them yourself from scratch – that way, you know exactly what’s going into them. The power of a Vitamix blender means you can easily make ketchups that are just as smooth as those in the shops, or make peanut butter from scratch that doesn’t include palm oil or sugar. They will also taste much, much nicer, which is always a welcome surprise when making healthy changes.