Improving one’s health, whether through better diet and/or exercise, is at the top of the list for most people’s New Year’s Resolutions. Yet, studies show only about 8 percent of people stick to their resolution and, in fact, most people don’t last until the beginning of February. One key reason this happens is many people set unrealistic or unattainable goals.
So, this year, Connecticut Dairy offers some ideas to help with your health goals. We know you’ll be able to maintain these goals all year because they include enjoying delicious and easy-to-prepare smoothies.
These smoothies provide you with benefits for your immune and digestive systems, give you energy for conquering the day or the treadmill, and help keep you calm in your daily stresses.
Start your new year right and reset yourself with dairy with these 3 delicious and easy-to-prepare smoothies!
1. Immunity – Blueberry Orange Immune Boosting Smoothie
Keeping your immune system strong and healthy is a good resolution to consider, and it has never been more important to do so. One way is to consume a balanced diet and foods high in nutrients that are related to a better functioning of the immune system such as Vitamins D, A and B-12, zinc, potassium. This smoothie fits the bill with its nutrient rich ingredients such as milk.
2. Calm – Strawberry Green Smoothie
When life gives you lemons, make a delicious smoothie! Focusing on your mental health is as important as your physical health, and another great resolution you can not only make, but keep. Dairy can help you reboot, and its 13 essential nutrients are good for your body at any time of the day. This is the perfect smoothie to start your morning because it’s equally delicious and comforting.
3. Energy – Green Goodness Smoothie
If working out more is one of your resolutions, you’ll need the energy to keep you going. Packed with protein, which helps maintain the health of muscles, bones, and other body systems and structures, this smooth, this smoothie will satisfy even picky eaters. This smoothie contains both milk, and its 8 grams of protein per serving, and Greek yogurt, which has twice the protein of regular yogurt, as well as other great energy boosting ingredients.
Remember, one of the best ways to keep your resolutions are to ensure they are attainable and realistic for you. These easy-to-make and nutritious smoothies can help. In addition to being delicious, they all only take about 5 minutes to prepare. Connecticut’s dairy farmers hope you enjoy them and wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2022.