As I’ve stated a few times before I am a creature of habit. I get up at the same time, eat my meals at the same time, workout at the same time and generally eat similar meals.
I know this meal time repetitiveness can lead to nutritional deficiencies so I always try to squeeze as many nutrients into my meals as possible. For the past few months I have been on a serious smoothie kick, with the weather being much warmer theres nothing better than a post workout smoothie. Smoothies are the perfect vessel for nutrient overloading, you can basically keep adding and adding whatever you’d like and as long as you have a banana it will generally still taste delicious.
When making my smoothies I always make sure to include lots of healthy fats, fresh organic fruits and veggies and a clean source of protein.
My go to these days is a delicious blueberry banana protein smoothie: 1/2 ripe avocado, 1-2 tbsp chia seeds, a few handfuls of kale, 1/2 frozen banana, 1/2-3/4 cup frozen blueberries, 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (I use raw sunwarrior sprouted protein powder) and 1 cup almond milk… blend until nice and creamy 🙂 Avocado in your smoothie is a game changer! honestly it makes the smoothie so thick and creamy.
Another favourite of mine is a almond butter, banana and date smoothie: 1-2 tbsp almond butter, 2-4 dates (depending on sweetness), 1 frozen banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1 tsp cinnamon, a handful of kale, 2 tbsp hemp hearts, and 1 cup almond milk… blend until smooth 🙂
The balance between protein, fat and carbs really helps keep you satiated, it’s the perfect start to the day!
I don’t know about you, but I find starting the day with lots of fruits and veggies really sets me up to make more nutritious decisions throughout the day.
Hope you enjoy 🙂