Many people find themselves starving a couple of hours after drinking a smoothie. Does that resonate with you? Eating every two-three hours does not help you maintain a balanced blood sugar or allow your body burn fat.
Have you taken a few minutes to evaluate your smoothie? Here are a few questions to get you started. How nutrient-dense is it? Is it balanced with adequate ratio of carbohydrates (from vegetables and fruits), fats, and protein? How sweet is it? How fast do you drink it? The answers will provide great clues.
My smoothie keeps me full for approximately 4 – 4.5 hours. Here is the recipe I prepared for my breakfast this morning. Bonus: left over for dinner.
- Power greens: kale, spinach, arugula. 3/4 of my Vitamix cup is filled with greens 🙂
- Small red beet.
- 1/2 kiwi.
- 4-5 frozen strawberries.
- 1/2 scoop of Vega electrolytes.
- 3 scoops of Standard Process (SP) Complete Dairy Free powder (2 scoops equal 10g of protein).
- 1 tsp of various powders: milk thistle seed, kelp, mushroom, mucuna, maca, ashwagandha root, and raw cacao nibs.
- Juice of one lemon.
- Water (per texture based).
Blend all ingredients. I use a Vitamix and I blend it for no more than 10 seconds. I love this machine. It saves me a lot of time compared to Magic Bullet I use to have and handles larger volume.
Poor it into your cup (s) and at last, add healthy fats:
- 1 Tbsp of hemp seeds
- 1 Tbsp of coconut flakes (organic and 100% pure, no sugar added)
- 1-2 Tbsp of chia gel (chia seeds prepared in advance and made into a gel)
Shake or stir it and enjoy it!
My smoothie changes every time I make it. I prepare with different vegetables and fruits. Most of the time, I use unsweetened coconut milk. Other times, I do not add all the powders–SP Complete is a staple. I have been recovering my adrenal glands and I am in need of extra electrolytes. I started to add them to my smoothie a week ago. Recently, I started to add fats at the end and I LOVE it. I had always blended them in with all other ingredients.
I am adventurous when it comes to mixing and matching ingredients. I have rarely ruined it. Plus, I think of the awesome fuel I am consuming to keep my body and mind happy.
I encourage you to open your mind, get out of the comfort zone, and try changing your recipe a little. You do not know what you do not know, right? Play with the ingredients and texture. If you have never tried the various powders, add them slowly and one at the time. It might take time to acquire the taste and they are amazingly healthy.
I hope this recipe inspires you to prepare balanced and nutritious smoothies going forward.
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Cheers To A Healthy You!