Healthy should be simple. SmartyPants Vitamins agrees. That’s why we’re teaming up to tell you about these incredible healthy hacks that will simplify your life, save you time, help you eat more nutritiously, and make healthy living even easier.
Want to make life easier and live better? Um, of course!
I know that’s a pretty big claim, but with these 11 healthy hacks, I can guarantee it.
Let’s be honest here. Sometimes, living a healthy lifestyle can be such a drag. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally worth it… but it can be a lot of work. But since we’re in the business of helping you find your fitness, we’ve teamed up with SmartyPants vitamins to bring you 11 ways to make this lifestyle we all love a little bit easier. With Smarty Pants, it’s easy to get all of the vitamins and nutrients you need, and that’s only one of the ways you can simplify your health. You’ll cut calories, eat more nutritiously, and be more active just by following these simple tips! You’ll be amazed at how much time you save and how much healthier you can be.
Add soap to your blender
Cleaning the blender is the bane of my existence. It takes forever, it’s hard to clean, and there’s always somehow still fruity remnants and strawberry seeds stuck under the blade. The solution? Squirt a small amount of dishwashing soap into the blender, add water, and blend for a few seconds. Rinse the soap out and voila! A clean blender. You’ll still have to do a deep cleaning once a week (depending on how often you use it), but this quick in-between fix just might keep you from being late to work again. Because “my blender was dirty” isn’t an acceptable excuse, apparently.
Microwave hard-to-cut squash
Instead of hacking away at that butternut squash and endangering the life of yourself, your pets, your family, and anyone within a 3-mile radius, we’ve got a better way. Poke a few holes in the squash using a knife or fork, then pop it in the microwave for 3-5 minutes. Let it cool for a minute and then cut or cube into the size you desire. No more lumberjack axe-wielding skills required.
Oh, the other, sad half of the avocado. Always so brown and mushy by the time we’re ready to use it. I can’t even count how many I’ve had to throw away. But what can be done to save that avocado from such a cruel fate? The answer is: onions. Store your leftover avocado in a ziploc bag with a red onion and you can prevent it from turning brown as quickly! This also works for fresh guacamole too, and the smell or taste of the onion doesn’t transfer to the avocado. Bless.
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Mix in the liquid on top of yogurt
That weird liquid on top of your yogurt that you usually pour out or skim off the top? That’s protein! Whey often separates from the yogurt in liquid form and has a whole bunch of nutrients you’re missing out on if you pour it out. While mostly water, that liquid on the top contains protein, potassium, and calcium. Mix it in and enjoy!
Sub a cappuccino for your latte
Does your daily coffee run put you over on your calories? Swap out that latte for a cappuccino and you can save calories and fat. The difference? A cappuccino requires more foam, while a latte requires more milk. Foam takes up more room, therefore saving you about 70 calories when using the standard 2% milk at Starbucks.
Combine carbs to make a complete protein
Vegetarians and meat-eaters can both benefit from this little tip. Carbohydrates like brown rice and beans have small amounts of protein on their own, but when combined, they create a complete amino acid profile! Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. While lean meats contain all of the amino acids, vegetarian sources may only contain one or two. Combine whole grains and legumes, nuts and and grains, or legumes and nuts to create a complete amino acid profile.
Stand up every 20 minutes
We all sit down a lot. More than we should. But one researcher says that by taking a 2-minute standing break every 20 minutes, you can combat the effects of sitting. Set a timer and when your 20 minutes of sitting are up, simply stand up, walk around if you can. You’ll feel real physiological changes with this 20-minute trick.
Drink water room temperature
The body absorbs water faster when you drink it at room temperature. Cold water requires the body to work harder to absorb the hydration, while room temperature water is easily taken in. While cold water is better during workouts to prevent the body from overheating, room temperature water is your best bet for better hydration, fast.
Wear an activity tracker
Wearing an activity tracker was a total game changer for me. I always thought I was pretty active throughout the day… until my fitness tracker showed me the cold, lazy truth. With my trusty activity tracker on, I was much more aware of my activity each day. According to a study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, people who wore a fitness tracker moved 38 minutes per day more than those without. If you stand every 20 minutes and wear a fitness tracker, you’ll be take even more steps (pun intended) in the right direction.
Add zucchini to oatmeal
If there’s one thing we can all do more of, it’s eat more vegetables. One way to do it? Add shredded zucchini to your oatmeal. Sounds weird, tastes great. The added zucchini will bulk up your morning bowl of oats and help you cut down on carbs, keep you full, and help you get those daily servings of vegetables. Think of it as eating zucchini bread in a bowl. Yum.
See? Being healthy can be easy with these healthy hacks to burn calories, save time and eat better. Don’t stress- in fact, take SmartyPants Vitamins for an essential blend of vitamins and nutrients that helps fight feelings of stress, along with a plethora of other benefits! These vitamins are far from average. They contain everything you need and none of the stuff you don’t. No gluten, dairy, nuts, artificial ingredients, high fructose corn syrup- none of it. What they do contain are the hard-to-get nutrients in the best available forms. SmartyPants Vitamins contain only natural ingredients that are not genetically modified (non GMO). All the healthy, all in the Good Gummy.