Tasty Smoothie -Coach Erin

Tasty Smoothies!

I’ve been asked by a few of you in the last few weeks to write a blog on smoothie recipes. So here it is!

When you are making smoothies be sure to include veggies so you’re not drinking 10 servings of fruit. Although fruit is good for us most of us get too much sugar (even these natural sugars) and not enough veggies.

When you first start making smoothies you may include more fruits and fewer veggies until your pallet starts to change and a little sweet is good enough for you; then you can cut out some of the fruit and add in even more veggies.

Here are some veggies that are virtually tasteless when added to a smoothie:
zucchini
spinach
romaine
spring green mix
red leaf or green leaf lettuce
cauliflower
broccoli

Be sure to add protein to your smoothie or eat protein on the side. Remember, every time you eat you want to think, “where are my veggies, where is my fat, where is my protein.” The same rules apply with a smoothie.

Add in some healthy fat: a little avocado, a small handful of nuts or seeds, or 1-2 Tablespoons of a nut butter or coconut oil/butter.

Do not add in juice as the liquid! Remember we are trying to keep those sugars in check. Use water or canned full fat coconut milk- this can also be your fat.

Here is a link that will provide you with some smoothie recipe ideas. Remember that most smoothie recipes you find online will be full of fruit and very sweet. Add your veggies and cut back a bit on the fruit to balance it out.

http://greatist.com/eat/green-smoothie-recipes

Cheers!

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