Healthy smoothie recipes

Strawberry Kiwi Refresher

Strawberry Kiwi Refresher

1 cup strawberries

1 peeled kiwi

1 handful spinach

1 cup coconut water

Green Breakfast Smoothie

Green Breakfast Protein Shake

1/2 lime squeezed

1 handful kale

1 handful spinach

1 cored apple

1 cup coconut water

1 scoop unflavored protein powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee Protein Smoothie

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This protein shake is perfect for the coffee lover! I went through a period in the summer when I had one almost every day, you can use whatever instant coffee you want but the Starbucks Vias are the cleanest since it’s just micro ground coffee, another option is to freeze really strong coffee in ice cube trays and replace them for the regular ice cubes in this recipe.

1 starbucks via

1 cup almond milk

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 handful ice Blend baby blend.

The Protein Creamsicle

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1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt

1/2 cup ice

1/2 cup 100% orange juice

4 Rules for Making the BEST Smoothies!!

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Lets be honest making a smoothie isn’t exactly brain science, however there is a certain art to it- use the tips below and make the most out of your “frozen meal.”

-In the summer I use coconut milk because it’s supposed to have a “cooling” effect on the body, in the winter I use almond. My advice would be to use whatever you think tastes better, the coconut is definitely creamier and the almond has a more neutral watery taste.

-You don’t need the extra protein powder, I think if you are trying to go a longer period of time before your next meal protein powder is good because it’ll keep you satiated longer but it also adds 100 plus calories and if you include a natural protein source such as greek yogurt or nut butter you’ll be fine. However~ if you strength train you might want the extra protein & calories so do include the powder

-Purchase a high quality protein, there is tons of cheap crap out there that’s full of chemicals and fillers, find a reputable supplement store and talk to them about your choices.  I use Vega it was developed by a vegan Olympic athlete and it’s the cleanest formula I’ve found. Dr Oz recommends rice protein powder, but I find it really gritty again up to you, it’s a personal choice and there’s lots of different opinions out there.

-Because smoothies tend to have fruit in them they do contain a moderate amount of sugar, thankfully the high fiber content decreases the spike in insulin that usually occurs when the body ingests sugar but still it’s better to have your smoothie in the morning so that your all revved up for the rest of the day, then at dinner eat your protein and veggies in order to keep insulin levels low before bed.