Is your morning smoothie boosting or bashing your health?
Two of the biggest mistakes I see with smoothies is
1. Focusing too heavily on fruit & sweeteners.
2. Sipping on a giant smoothie for hours, never allowing your digestion & blood sugar-regulating hormones to rest.
But today, I'm going to focus on the 1st mistake.
Have you ever wondered why your smoothie makes you feel overwhelmingly full right after you finish it, but then you’re starving just an hour later [hours before lunchtime]?
Well, it was because your smoothie was too overloaded with sugar-packed carbs- fruit, dates, sugary liquids, sweeteners- and lacked satiety-boosting ingredients like protein, healthy fats, and fiber.
So, the next time you blend up a breakfast smoothie, try this simple “formula”:
1 serving high quality protein powder (see below for my favorite)
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened almond or peanut butter
1Tbsp chia seeds, ground flax or acacia senegal fiber
8-16 oz unsweetened dairy-free milk (homemade is best)
1/2 cup frozen fruit (banana, blueberries, strawberries, avocado)
1/2 cup frozen veggies (I like cauliflower) or 2 large handfuls fresh leafy greens
Extras: 1 Tbsp cacao nibs or raw cacao powder, 1 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut, 1 serving collagen powder, or any of your favorite adaptogens.
My go-to recipe for a boost of prenatal nutrition and hours of energy is:
12oz unsweetened almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
5-6 frozen pitted cherries
1-2 Tbsp unsweetened almond butter (depending on if I am working out that morning)
2 large handfuls fresh baby spinach
1 scoop Ritual Essential Protein (use my link for $15 off your first purchase!)
1 scoop collagen (I rotate brands)
It won’t be the prettiest color, but it will 100% taste amazing! Believe me, my 3-year old chugs down her swamp-colored smoothies. 😋