HOW IS YOUR SMOOTHIE GAME? The recommended serving for fruit and vegetable is 6-9 servings per day. Do you need more veggies and fruit in your life?
Try adding smoothies to your diet!
A smoothie is a great way to get your veggies in plus they make a great pre-workout, post-workout, breakfast or a snack!
Here are some Tips in how to make a BALANCED SMOOTHIE
You can choose one from each category!
Fruit (1/2 CUP)- Strawberries, Blueberries, Mango, Blackberries
Veggies (1/4 – 1/2 CUP)- Cucumber, Spinach, Carrots, Zucchini, Beets
Protein (1-2 scoops) – A protein Chocolate or Vanilla powder that works for you!
Healthy Fats (1 TBS) – Chia Seed, Flax Seed, Coconut Oil, Peanut Butter, Almond Butter
Liquid (1/2 CUP) – Almond Milk, Cashew Milk, Coconut Milk
Creaminess – 1/2 of a frozen Banana, 1/2 avocado
For Nature Sweetness & Creaminess – Banana has that delicious creaminess, as well as energy, fiber, and essential nutrients without all of the refined sugar and saturated fat.
Sweetness – Dates, Maple Syrup, Honey
* If there is fruit in your smoothie, you may not need to add any more sweetness.
* Avoid sugary yogurts or syrups (maple & honey is fine).
Fruit to Protein Ratio
Smoothies are both macro balanced and flavor balanced, so you’re getting all the nutrients and deliciousness in one hit.
Lay Low on healthy high-calorie foods – we all love almond/PB butter and chia seeds for protein, healthy fats and some amino acids, but if half smoothie is peanut butter, that is not balanced.
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