I have a confession to make about an obsession that’s been creeping into my everyday life… I love smoothies! And as a part of my FebruHABITS goals of incorporating more #Plantpower into my diet, smoothies are amazing!
I have to admit that I used to think they were a far cry from being healthy (some of the recipes out there use ice cream or frozen yogurt, tons of fruit and loads of added sugars) and I always thought who wants to drink their calories anyway?!? Not this girl!
Or so I thought! But then I saw the light (after all, all healthy things have their evil twins) and I’ve been converted by the good, plant-loving people at Thrive Forward to try to incorporate one plant-based smoothie into my diet each day…usually at breakfast. And guess what!?!
I LOVE THEM! I’ve found that if I drink it in the morning it gives me so much more energy than my usual cup of coffee (something I’m trying to cut back on). And, BONUS, you can incorporate loads of fruits and veggies into your day in just one meal….did I say meal? Yes, yes I did. That’s the catch…altho a positive one at that! You have to balance your smoothie to make sure it has carbs, proteins, fiber, and healthy fats so it’s filling! I usually opt to drink half a recipe and make a meal out of that by eating one of my morning oat protein bars, or a buckwheat/oat waffle with some almond butter on top.
Here’s my go-to morning smoothie recipe:
Green Smoothie 101
- 1 C unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4C aloe vera juice (this is totally optional, but I always drink some in the morning)
- 1 C frozen strawberries (if they’re whole I usually add about 5-6)
- 1 C fresh baby spinach
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 1/4 tsp stevia
- 1/2 scoop NOW Sports vegan pea protein powder (optional: and you can choose any other variety of powder)
- 1 scoop Chlorella powder (again totally optional)
- PLUS a little water if it’s too thick
Add it all to the blend. Whir, whir, whir. ENJOY!
I actually had one this morning that consisted of beets, strawberries, cocoa powder, stevia, & some protein powder…YUM! Red deliciousness in a glass!
Do you have any killer smoothie recipes? Want more recipes? (I have lots of faves)
So incorporating more veggies into my diet has actually been really great! And, I’ve been getting in at least a gallon of water a day! yay! And, I’ve been reading a Proverb each day as well as learning how Pip has some Great Expectations ahead of him. Woot woot for progress!
How are things going with your FebruHABITS?