Your 'Satisfying' Smoothie Guide
I can't rave enough about smoothies to anyone and everyone. Loaded with fruits, veggies, fibre, nuts, seeds, vitamins, and nutrients, what's not to love!
The average person lacks so much in their diet because of marketing ploys and temptations around every corner every day. Our mind becoms clogged with what's right and what's wrong. It's no wonder people resort to stuffing their faces with comfort food when they're just confused about what "healthy food" even is anymore!
The best thing about smoothies is how easy and quick and healthy they are to make. You can literally combine all the important things we need in our diet inside one quick and easy to make drink. Invest in a good blender and you'll see what I mean even more.
Here's what mine usually looks like:
Since I started having one for breakfast every morning, I've lost excess weight, eaten less because I'm full longer and get all my nutrients in first thing in the morning. Plus, it tastes so good you won't even realize it's good for you.
If you need help with getting on track and don't know where to begin, try adding smoothies at least once a day (breakfast is best) and see how you feel after a week. I promise you will begin to crave that smoothie every.single.morning. Once you get used to it, get creative by adding different super foods like goji berries, hemp seeds, spirulina, and tons of different leafy greens.
For now, below is a list of "must haves" for that perfect smoothie for the beginner!
Pick a base:
- Low fat milk
- Almond milk
Pick a protein:
- Nuts (specifically almonds)
- Natural Nut butters
- Low Sugar Protein powder
- Seeds (pumpkin, chia, hemp)
- All Natural Greek Yogurt
Pick a fruit (1/2 cup):
- Berries are best and the easiest to find frozen all together.
Pick a veggie (1-2 cups):
- Green Powder (something you can buy from the bulk section)
Fats (around 1 tbsp):
- Flax oil (or flax meal)
- Coconut oil
- Udo's oil
- Sweetener - stevia or a small amount of honey/maple syrup
- Cinnamon powder (has been seen to aid in fat loss by ramping metabolism)
- Spirulina (try it and thank me later... serious high protein and minerals super food)
- Steel Cut Oats
- Ice (for thickness and chill)
Not sure where to start? When in doubt, try this recipe: