Smoothies are perfect for breakfast, as a snack, or post-workout. But be careful where you get yours from because many of these "healthy" smoothie places and brands are anything but. Luckily they are easy to make right at home and more cost efficient.
Here's how to make a nutrient-dense and super tasty smoothie that is guaranteed to keep you full for hours.
Step 1: Pick a base - unsweetened almond milk, coconut water, or water are the best options and help to keep the calorie and sugar count lower. Start with about 8-10oz.
Step 2: Add fiber - dark leafy greens (spinach, kale), chia seeds, or a fiber supplement. Add 1 serving of your preferred option.
Step 3: Add a healthy fat - natural nut butter, chia seeds, or flax seed. Use 1 tbsp for nut butters or 1 serving for seeds.
Step 4: Add natural sugar - 1/2 a banana, 1 cup berries, or 1/2 tbsp local honey.
Step 5: Add protein - 1 serving of whey or vegan protein powder, or 4oz plain Greek yogurt.
Put all of your ingredients in a blender, add some ice, and blend to your preferred consistency.
Challenge yourself this month! Try switching out your morning coffee with a smoothie for a whole week and see how you feel. When the week is over shoot us an email and let us know how it went!