All winter long, you’ve been looking forward to going to the beach, hiking in the forest, and getting outside. But before you shimmy into your bikini or lace up those hiking boots, make sure that you’re in tip-top shape. When you’re on-the-go this summer, you want your body to feel energised, look amazing, and keep up with everything you want it to do! Here are some habits you can pick up right now to ensure that you look and feel your best all summer long.
- Stimulate your metabolism by eating breakfast.
When you wake up in the morning, you need to do two things: hydrate, and eat. Eat a breakfast full of healthy nutrients such as protein and fiber, that will help you feel full throughout the day so you’re not tempted to rummage through the snack drawer two hours after eating.
Eating breakfast also gives us a boost of energy, which means we’re more likely to go on a walk or hit the gym. Smoothies are the perfect way to get a healthy breakfast while on the go. Check out this gorgeous matcha slushie recipe to get started.
- Fill your home with only healthy foods.
If you buy chips and candy, you’re going to eat them! Instead, purchase healthy foods that are full of nutrients so you can feel good whenever you indulge in that afternoon snack.
- Get creative with healthy foods!
If we don’t get creative with our healthy foods, we’re more likely to get bored with the regular rotation of meals, and boredom leads to choosing a burger over a salad. Switch things up by getting creative! Bake healthy no-bake protein balls, create your own berrylicious raw slice, create beautiful ocean blue smoothie bowls and explore healthy recipes online. Who says that eating healthy has to be boring? There are so many ways to have fun with nutritious foods that will inspire you and make you feel amazing inside and out!
- Supercharge weight loss with the power of fiber and antioxidants.
What you eat has a huge impact on how well your body is able to maintain a healthy weight. According to Nutrition Research Australia, 72 percent of Australians are not getting adequate fiber in their diets, and according to Harvard Health, getting more fiber in your diet can help with weight loss.
Fiber is also important because it aids healthy digestion and helps your body cleanse itself of toxins. If you’re not sure if you’re getting enough fiber in your diet, we suggest starting with our Berrylicious Blend, which is chock-full of fiber, antioxidants, and essential vitamins and minerals to help kickstart your health.
- Stay hydrated.
Drinking plenty of water and fluids helps your body cleanse itself and flush toxins from the body. Having a belly full of water will also prevent you from overeating, and will help you feel fuller, making you less likely to reach for that donut in the break room.
- Get plenty of exercise!
Try to integrate exercise into your daily routine, such as making a vanilla protein smoothie for lunch and going on a walk during your lunch break. Or go on a jog before work or after dinner. If you take three walks a week, you’re doing pretty well. And remember: even cleaning your house, planting a garden, and playing with your pets can be a surprisingly good workout!
- Boost your immune system with essential vitamins and minerals.
If you’re sick all the time, you won’t have the energy and vitality to get outside, go on walks, lift weights, and stay in shape.
Our Immunity Blend can help strengthen your immune system so you can feel energised, vital, and ready to run a mile or two! Made with immunity power foods ginger, curcumin, carrot, and orange, this blend helps detoxify the body, and can even boost the health of your skin - perfect for warm summer months when your skin is exposed to harsh UV rays of the sun.
This summer you want to look and feel your best. Here at Unicorn Superfoods, we’re dedicated to helping you get the essential vitamins and minerals you need to feel vibrant and beautiful, boost your immune system, get glowing skin, and protect your health.