Whether you like it or not, Christmas is just around the corner – and with it comes the inevitable shopping trips. If you’re not the best at picking out gifts – especially for those hard-to-buy-for health nuts in your life – we’ve collected our top 5 ideal gifts for any fitness fanatic. So let’s jump right in!
5. Nutrient extractor
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you’re sure to have noticed the nutrient extractor trend. There are plenty of options, including the well-known Nutri Ninja and the Nutribullet, and from a health point of view, you really can’t go wrong. These super-blenders work by turning those healthy veggies into a nutrient-packed smoothies – and many of them come with cups built in for pure convenience too.
4. Oil mister
When it comes to making small but healthy changes to your diet, the way you cook your food is a great place to start. Something as innocuous as oil can actually increase calories in a dish by a considerable margin. If a friend or loved one of yours is trying to improve their diet, why not buy them an oil mister? These handy kitchen gadgets make it easy to limit the amount of oil used when cooking by releasing only small amounts per squeeze of the lever. Simple, eh?
3. Slow cooker
We all know that fast food is bad for you, so maybe it’s time to slow things down. One of the best gifts you can buy for a health-conscious friend or loved one is a slow cooker, sometimes known as a crockpot. These appliances are a great way to bring healthy dishes into a diet, such as tajines, pasta sauces, and casseroles. It’s easy to control exactly what goes in to each recipe, and count those calories too!
2. Plant-protein shake Starter Kit
While we don’t like to toot our own horn too often, we do highly recommend our very own Viva High Pro Starter Pack for health fans as the ultimate healthy gift. Formulated using super-healthy plant protein which is easy on the digestion whilst offering a host of health benefits, our plant-protein shakes are perfect for anyone looking to stay in shape. The Starter Kit comes complete with a number of sachets in a range of tasty flavours, as well as the one-of-a-kind Sativa Shakes protein shaker.
1. Wrist fitness tracker
Here’s another high-tech healthy gift gadget that’s been hard to miss: wrist-based fitness trackers are one of the hot-ticket gifts for 2015. So if you really want to make the health nut in your life smile from ear to ear, a wrist fitness tracker is a great choice. There’s a range on offer that are a great help in calorie counting, and many of them even monitor your heart-rate too. These gadgets can be easy on the wallet too, ranging from the affordable FitBit Flex to the rather pricey Apple Watch.
Did we miss any of your healthy gifts for Christmas 2015? If so, let us know in the comments or via Facebook or Twitter!