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The Perfect Smoothie Recipe

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast (think green veggies, eggs and avocado) is the perfect opportunity to fuel your metabolism, ward off hunger, nourish your body and keep you satisfied for hours. With so much going on in the morning it can be difficult to carve out the time to sit down for an actual meal. This is where the ‘grab and go’ smoothie has come in to make everyone's life just aittle bit easier. We are huge smoothie fans over here and have been known to blend almost everything but the kitchen sink in our smoothie. We decided to research what  combinations would ensure we were getting optimal nutrients. Read our foundation for the perfect smoothie below,

What we love about this recipe is that it is a customizable way to nourish your body with nutrients, proteins, fats and fibres. Studies have confirmed that women who start their day with sufficient protein not only feel more relaxed throughout the day but also eat less overall. We have included a list of recommended ingredients from each category. Feel free to swap in and out whatever options you prefer. Protein, fat and fiber are always recommended, but greens and fruit can be added or removed depending on your mood.

Smoothie Foundation:

  • 1 serving protein (look at your daily recommended serving sizes)
  • 1 serving fiber
  • 2 tbsp fat
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup fruit
  • unlimited greens
  • 1/2 - 1 cup liquid
  • 1 tbsp superfood

 

Directions:

  • Blend all ingredients together to create a smooth consistency
           (add greens or fruit into the blender first).
  • Add ice and blend to cool

 

Ingredient options to choose from:

  • Protein
           Look for a clean sprouted vegetarian protein or an organic grass fed whey.
           (Add one serving or about 20 grams of protein per smoothie)

  • Fat
           Avocado, coconut oil, MCT oil, nut butter, nuts (ex, walnuts, Brazilian),
           cocoa butter, or Ghee.

  • Fiber
           Raw fiber powder, chia seeds, flax seeds, acacia fiber, or avocado. 

  • Greens
           Any leafy green vegetable such as kale, spinach, romaine, basil, cilantro,      
           parsley or cucumber.

  • Fruit
           Berries, lemons, limes, mango, banana, pears, peaches.

  • Liquid
           Water, almond milk, coconut water, cashew milk, flax milk, help milk 
           
  • Superfoods
           Green powders, collagen, turmeric, bee pollen, goji berries, raw gluten-free
           granola, cocoa nibs, ginger, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, coconut flakes,    
           sea salt. (Sprinkle as a fun topping or blend in the smoothie)


Enjoy!

Have some fun combinations of your own? We’d love to hear them in the comments below.

 

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