Making the Most Out of Your Smoothie

A smoothie can be a great way to add more vegetables and protein into your day as well as provide  a quick and easy breakfast on the go. BUT and there is a big but it is really important to make a smoothie that is tailored to your needs. We see a lot of smoothies from food chains in Singapore that are full of fruit, poor quality protein powders, concentrated juice and to top it off  some even have frozen yoghurt or ice cream inside. In terms of sugar content it is a total nightmare.


When we teach our clients to build a smoothie we look at  a good mix of protein, fat and vegetables and then a small portion of fruit to add some sweetness if you need. How much fruit you add depends on your individual needs and how well your body copes with sugar.


Let’s take a look at how you can get the most out of your smoothie:





WEIGHT-LOSS AND BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL


You really want to limit your fruit intake here and focus on adding a high quality fat like avocado or coconut oil.


1 handful spinach

1 cup nut milk

2 Tbsp organic sprouted brown rice protein powder

1/2 avocado

ice as required

Blend on high speed until smooth.




SLAY SUGAR CRAVINGS


In simple terms the more sugar you eat the more likely you’ll crave it especially if you’re having a sugary start to your day. Cinnamon is an excellent addition to this smoothie as it helps balance blood sugar and reduce any insulin spikes.


1 apple

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 cup nut milk

2 Tbsp organic sprouted brown rice protein powder

ice as required

Blend on high speed until smooth.




MORNING KICK STARTER


Some mornings you want to hot the snooze button and reach for a croissant. Instead why not perk up with a coffee shake. As long as you are not relying on coffee and your adrenals and detoxification system  are in check, we are fine with one cup of good quality coffee a day.


1 cup good quality coffee or cold brew coffee

1/2 cup almond or hazelnut milk

1 Tbsp nut butter (we love hazelnut)

1 Tsp coconut oil

pinch of vanilla powder

1/2 frozen banana

ice as required

Blend on high speed until smooth.



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