Nutrient Dense Go-To-Green Smoothie (V)
If you’re having a hard time getting in your veggies during the day, a smoothie is ALWAYS an easy way to get them in!
I love this combo and I’ve done variations of this for years! It’s my staple, my go-to, my easy no thinking smoothie when I just need nutrition and don’t want to put in the effort!
Give me tons of energy, makes me feel balanced, fulfilled and most of all, makes me feel like I got in all of my nutrients!
The best way to start your day is with a smoothie. It eases digestion and helps the body process
Here are some things to keep in mind when making a smoothie to keep the sugar low, and really make the smoothie work FOR you instead of against you.
Include low GI carbohydrates like frozen blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. If you use banana keep it to a half or smaller.
Ensure you have a good quality protein, usually a greek yogurt, non-dairy yogurt, nut milk (I love hemp milk with protein) plant protein powder – especially for vegans.
Avoid large quantities of additional sugars in the form of unnatural sugar-laden protein powders or large quantities of fruit.
Throw in some healthy fats to help keep you full and satisfied like nut butters, coconut oil or raw nuts!
Add in allllll the ice to keep it thick and creamy!
With that said, I give you the ingredients to this nutrient packed smoothie!
2 handfuls spinach
1 tsp spirulina (great source of vitamins, minerals AND protein)
3 ice cubes
1 tbsp almond butter
1 scoop Organic, Non-GMO Vanilla Plant Protein
1/4 frozen blueberries
1-2 frozen strawberries
1 cup almond milk
Addtional adds as toppings or in mix - 1 tsp maca powder for energy, 1 tbsp hemp seeds for additional protein, 1 tsp cacao nibs for added crunch!
I hope you enjoy! I’d love to hear your comments below on this smoothie or any others you’d like to see!
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