Nowadays it seems like the the word “carbs”  is synonymous with “bad.”

In actuality, it is the REFINED carbohydrates that are bad, but because people tend to eat so many processed foods, the two tend to go hand in hand.

Grains in their whole, natural form are generally healthier than refined grain foods like bread, pastas, and pastries, though.
– Whole grains digest slowly
– provide sustained energy
– and supply needed fiber and nutrients.

Some common whole grains are brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, oats, and millet.  Branch out and try other, less familiar whole grains sometime, though, like farro, black rice, basmati rice,amaranth, and hemp hearts.

Plus, if you want to use the excuse that you’re too busy to cook, watch this short video about how to turn one batch of quinoa into three meals to convince you otherwise 😉

Also, chia seeds and hemp hearts are easy peasey to throw into any smoothie recipe, but I especially like this one. 🙂

Give one of these a try and let me know what you think!