Janis Joplin once said, “Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” The hardest part of a healthy lifestyle is establishing a nutritious diet and sticking to it. This becomes more challenging when life gets busy. Fast food can more easily find its footing during seasons when you no longer have time to find recipes, shop for groceries, and prepare meals. Inevitably, just a few compromises often derail longstanding healthy habits. Before you know it, you’re further away from your goals than you ever intended. What if there was a way you could never fail to reach your nutrition goals? What if you could always get the best meals regardless of your time, available groceries, or energy? Thankfully, there’s a fast food option that provides fresh, life-changing meals. Juice It Up!’s high protein smoothies and protein bowls are a healthy combination of essential fruits, vegetables, and nutrients. The new Protein Açaí Bowl packs antioxidants and proteins that will help you become your best self and live your best years.
Protein Is Essential
The adage is, “When life gives you lemons, ask for something higher in protein.” Protein is an essential nutrient for a healthy lifestyle. It’s a fundamental building block that helps your body:
- Grow and maintain tissues
- Transport and store nutrients
- Provide energy
- Digest waste
- Produce skin, hair, and nails
- Bolster the immune system
- Build muscle
- Repair RNA
- Stay fuller for longer
- And more.
The bottom line is: if you want to live optimally, you must plan your protein consumption. Most official nutrition organizations recommend a daily protein intake of 0.36 grams per pound of body weight. For the average inactive person, this amounts to 45-56 grams per day. If you’re trying to build muscle, this recommended daily intake increases to 1-1.5 grams of protein per pound of body weight.
Those who are try to consume protein to lose weight, gain more energy, and live better often turn to protein powder or protein shakes. That’s not always the most practical as they can be costly in time, money, and convenience. Some protein powders and shakes can also be loaded with harmful chemicals, sugar, and preservatives and can even taste terrible.
Smoothie protein bowls on the other hand are fresh, organic, and made for you. The Protein Açaí Bowl at Juice It Up! has 28-33 grams of protein, and that’s before protein boosts which can add up to 15 more grams of protein. Our protein boosts come in whey and soy and they provide all the essential amino acids. Thus, a fully loaded meal replacement smoothie bowl is an incredible protein source for muscle growth, strength increase, and added endurance.
Smoothie Bowls Provide Much More Than Protein
One of the other benefits of smoothie protein bowls is that you stock up on additional nutrients beyond amino acids. Juice It Up!’s Protein Açaí Bowl contains açaí berries, which are a trending superfood today. A superfood is traditionally a nutritionally-dense food that provides powerful sources of antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and other health promoting qualities. Natural foods that are deep purple, like açaí berries, tend to be leaders in antioxidants. This is important because antioxidants help:
- Protect you from damage caused by free radicals (unstable molecules produced in our cells when they are exposed to air and food toxins)
- Detoxify your body of harmful molecules
- Help prevent oxidative stress that leads to negative outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, aging, and certain types of cancer
In additional to providing antioxidant benefits, açaí berries have been known to help improve cholesterol levels, boost brain function, and strengthen immune systems. Moreover, our Protein Açaí Bowl nutrients don’t end there. It also contains essential dietary fiber, vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium. All of these are benefits you cannot get from protein powder alone.
Instead of messing with massive tubs of whey or soy protein, enjoy the taste of a refreshing smoothie bowl. Protein Açaí Bowls are a convenient way for you to get a fast, protein-packed meal with no artificial favors, colors, or preservatives. The bowls are extremely convenient, going from your order to your hands in under 10 minutes. Moreover, we have a range of signature protein smoothies, any of which can be made into a satisfying protein bowl.
Being healthy isn’t a trend. It’s a lifestyle, and Juice It Up! has been introducing new healthy lifestyle products for more than 15 years. Among its latest launches is the Vital Proteins® Blue Bowl, which includes spirulina, Greek yogurt, pineapple, mango, lemonade, and Vital Proteins® Collagen.
Find a Juice It Up! near you today to the amazing benefits of made-for-you protein bowls that perfectly fit your lifestyle.