Are Your Smoothies Destroying Your Progress
Smoothies are a GREAT way to add more fruit and vegetables into the diet, the simple act of blitzing some veggies really opens up your body to more nutrients! But wait, just like any other recipe, the nutritional quality of your smoothie depends on what you put in your blender. Too many calories, not enough protein, your smoothie can wind up being a caloric nightmare if you are watching your weight.
When you’re building your smoothie, keep portion sizes of each ingredient in mind. Whether you’re mixing things up before or after a gym session or catching up on a meal you have missed because (well, maybe you slept in, the kids were a nightmare, people were ringing you....you get this jist) a healthy smoothie consisting of the right proportions will benefit you greatly if you follow some simple rules for one serving:
A liquid such as nut milk, dairy or filtered water. Depending on how thick you like your smoothie, that will determine how much liquid you add. I go for around 1/2 cup.
One protein source: This can include greek yogurt, nut butter (cashew is my favorite!), protein powder (I prefer a vegan based one as it does not bloat you or have fillers)
One additional healthy fat: think chia seeds, hemp seeds, or avocado.
One serving of fruit: 1/2 cup of strawberries and a 1/2 cup blueberries. banana, apple
As many veggies as you’d like: Spinach and Kale are good options for greens.
4 to 6 ice cubes
Limited added sugar, such as maple syrup, stevia, but preferably none
Here is my favorite smoothie when i am too busy to make a meal, or just need something to curb my sugar crush!
If you need help with finding some healthy, delicious protein powder that is NON GMO. gluten free and Dairy Free - pop me a message so I can help you out xxx Kristen