Tip 9: Smoothie Break
The great thing about a smoothie is the open invitation to creativity. You are your own mixologist. Try something new, like mango, papaya, or even cucumber. You can knock out all three of your added fruits and vegetables with one push of the pulse button. The key here is not to confuse a smoothie with a milkshake. When you make your own, you are the artist in control of the color palette of fresh fruits.
Make sure that fruit is the base of your creation—too much fruit juice can rapidly add calories without providing any of the heart-healthy and digestive-friendly fiber that you get from the fruit itself. Enjoy for breakfast, as part of a balanced lunch, snack, or even dessert.