I drink a smoothie for lunch almost every day. No...I'm not on a calorie restricting diet or on some crazy cleanse. Smoothies are a great way to get an abundance of nutrients in a quick and convenient way. They're also a great way get through the fruit + veggies in your fridge. If I know I won't get through all of my bananas and they're ripening quickly, I cut them in half and throw then in my freezer to use in smoothies - how easy is that?
Because they're are so many "quick fix" cleanses out there, I think that we mostly associate drinking a "shake" or smoothie for lunch as an attempt to restrict calories, replace meals and shed weight fast. If you're doing it right, smoothies can be real, filling and satisfying meals.
A few things to make sure you include:
Here's what I threw together today! xx
1 c Califia unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 c frozen mixed berries
1/2 frozen banana
2 c spinach/kale
1 t maca powder
1 TB flax seed
2 TB PB2 powder
1 scoop @vitalproteins
Blend all in Vitamix and top with granola + local honey