Updated: Jun 6, 2022
This nutritious green smoothie is perfect to start the day, with complete proteins quinoa and hemp and fibre rich leafy greens all blended together with smooth and creamy avocado and banana and topped with a delicious crunchy granola
GREEN POWER PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL
1 1/2 Bananas
1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1 handful of fresh spinach
1 small handful of fresh kale
1 cup of coconut milk
SPRINKLED ON TOP
Granola (see recipe)
1. Add all smoothie ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth
2. Taste and adjust flavour as needed, adding more banana for thickness and sweetness, more avocado etc
3. Pour into two bowls and top with banana, hempseed and granola (see recipe) and enjoy
Quinoa flakes - complete protein
Hemp seeds - omega 3
Banana - heart health
Kale - antioxidants
Spinach - boost immune
Avocado - eye health
I LOVE SMOOTHIES
Smoothies are one of my favourite things to make. They are easy, nutritious and a good way to cram a lot of goodness in all at once.
Increases consumption of fruits and vegetables
Smoothies are a great way to increase fruit and vegetable intake, they are also a great way to incorporate a different variety of produce that you may not always cook with.
Increases fibre intake
Some high fibre foods to add to smoothies include raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, pears, apples, bananas, dark leafy green vegetables, chia seeds, sunflower kernels, ground flaxseed, and almond butter, to name just a few. Can be a meal replacement
If on a weight loss program, smoothies made with healthy ingredients can replace a meal and provide essential nutrients. If you are too busy to eat and cook regular meals and want to avoid fast foods, prepare a container of smoothie ahead of time for quick consumption. Can provide a nutritional balance of fats, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals
The key to achieving nutritional balance in a smoothie is to use fruits and vegetables as the primary ingredients, enhanced with healthy fats in seeds, nuts or nut butter, and protein. Helps manage food cravings
One of the benefits of drinking smoothies for breakfast is that they can provide a source of energy and protein. Research studies have found that higher protein intake makes people feel fuller and reduces food cravings later in the day. Packed with protein
Protein helps prevent muscle loss when losing weight on a calorie-restricted diet, making high-protein smoothies a great weight-loss food. Many people add protein powder made from plants, to their smoothies. High protein ingredients include almonds and other nuts, peanut butter, flax seeds and green leafy veg to name a few.
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