Smoothies are one of the simplest ways to support your eat better goals by supplying a whole host of nutrients, one tasty sip at a time.
Let's face it, in today's busy world most of us don't have the time to sit down and eat a plate full of fruits, ensure we're getting in enough vegetables, and balance it all with the protein, carbs and healthy fats our body needs to feel and function its best at each and every meal.
That's where a tasty smoothie can be a real game changer!
Have a busy morning? Toss the ingredients in a blender, blend for 2 minutes and pour it into your favorite travel mug to-go!
Looking for a quick and simple pre workout fuel or post workout replenishment? Smoothies are hands down one of the simplest ways to do it, whether you prep your smoothie ahead of time and put it in the fridge for later or you have 2 minutes to whip it up when you need it!
How about a mid-day pick me up that's not a full-on meal but still big on key nutrients to keep you feeling energized, satiated and satisfied? Smoothies have got you covered there too!
And this yummy Kiwi Green Apple Smoothie is so delicious, with the perfect balance of tart and sweet. I can't wait for you to try it!
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 C fresh (or frozen) organic baby spinach
1 green apple, chopped
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 banana, peeled
1/2-2/3 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
Ice to desired thickness if using all fresh ingredients
*Makes one large smoothie or 2 small smoothies
Want to keep your smoothie on the juicy side? Leave out the protein powder and add a Tablespoon of flax or chia seeds instead!
Two quick smoothie tips:
Did you know you can freeze those overripe bananas to use later? When you start to see your bananas start to go a little too brown simply peel and place them in a large ziplock bag and put them in the freezer to use later! They work great for those “oops I am out of bananas!” moments and the versatility of having them on hand will come in quite handy for other recipes too (a clean eats soft serve anyone?)
If increasing the amount of frozen ingredients (berries and banana for example) then you will also need to increase the amount of almond milk (or add a bit of water) to your mix as this will better help you blend your smoothie to drinkable consistency.
Drink and Enjoy!
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