Smoothie Recipes to Maximise Your Micros
Micronutrients are important for general health an well-being. So try these quick and easy smoothie recipes to pack in your 5 a day.
Before we get stuck in to these awesome smoothie recipes, let's talk micronutrients.
Micronutrients are undoubtedly the unsung hero of the modern diet. Quite rightly, their big brothers, macronutrients take priority and steal the limelight. After all, it's the macros that determine your overall fat loss and muscle gain when all's said and done.
Now, I'm sure you've got a good grip of macronutrients (if you haven't check out this article).
But if you've set up your diet on the basis of your favourite Instagram fitpro, then there's a high chance you could be deficient in some essential micronutrients.
Micronutrients shouldn't be forgotten by any means. In fact those essential vitamins and minerals are essential for maintain proper health. And they're even more important for those of us that lift and exercise regularly.
For example, if you don't get enough vitamin B, you might actually be limiting your ability for push out those last couple of reps. That's because vitamin B assists in the process of breaking down proteins and sugar into usable energy. Research has shown vitamin B deficiencies can be linked to poor athletic performance.
And let's use vitamin D as another example. Vitamin D has been proven to help prevent the onset of fatigue. Without this essential vitamin your muscles can't recover after contraction, leading you to feel tired more quickly.
And if all that wasn't enough, they also help prevent illness and disease. So as you can see, they're pretty important.
In this week's meal prep Sunday instalment, I've got a couple of smoothie recipes that will guarantee your body will be running optimally from now on.