Why Smoothies are the Bomb {and how to make sure they’re actually healthy}

 

The three main reasons why smoothies are incredible:

  • easy for your body to digest {the blender does a lot of the work!}
  • they can be loaded with nutritional value, a vehicle for so much healthy goodness
  • they’re easy to make, satisfying and absolutely delicious

A smoothie should include a nice balance of nutritional macros — protein, fat and fiber {leafy green veggies}.

A smoothie should not include too much fruit {fresh, dried, powdered or juice}.

An example of a perfect smoothie recipe would be:

  • 1 cup cool liquid {like water or fresh nut milk}
  • 1 handful of leafy greens, micro greens, sprouts or herbs — fiber and roughage
  • 1 tablespoon of nut butter/tahini or a half avocado — healthy fat
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, coconut manna or MCT oil — more healthy fat
  • 1 scoop of plant protein powder {about 30 grams} — protein
  • optional 1/2 frozen banana — fiber and texture
  • sprinkles of superfood add-ons like flax seeds, chia seeds, collagen powder, cacao nibs — the list goes on — all types of added flavor, fiber, nutritional value and benefits

See some recipes here.

Smoothies like the example described above are a great way to get in foods that might be otherwise tricky to incorporate {like collagen powder}, they’re also awesome for using up greens or herbs that are almost gone bad. They fill you up, keep you full, maintain balanced blood sugar, are easy for your body to assimilate and they take only a few minutes to make.

My favorite protein powders:

My favorite superfood add-ons:

Blenders:

Lately I’ve been eating a smoothie for breakfast each day, loaded with greens and a variety of the ingredients mentioned above — and then I don’t eat again until lunch — I feel really really great when I do that.

Make sure to switch up your recipes each day to change the flavor pallet and the nutrition!

Enjoy <3.

xx

For more reading and source, see here.

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