Did you have a weekend of indulging and may be feeling a little sluggish today? It happens, but don’t waste another second longer feeling guilty about it. Instead, do something about it. Rejuvenate and regenerate your body and mind with an all-time favourite of mine – Metabolism Boosting Morning Power Smoothie!
It’s not only ideal when you need a pick-me-up, but it’s very well balanced as a post-workout smoothie. Why? It combines a blend of complex carbs for replacing glycogen stores, reducing muscle soreness and reducing cortisol output while raising serotonin naturally, lean protein to help build lean muscle tissue, reduce fat and balance blood sugar and lastly good fat for your brain, blood, satiety and overall well-being. Workouts aside, it’s a joyous smoothie for breakie.
Here are the ingredients:
- 2 scoops of hemp seed protein powder or Progressive’s Harmonized Vegan protein (go for whey if you can digest it as it’s 100% BV, meaning your body uses ALL of the protein with ease)
- ANY fruit such as 1 banana or 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds
- 1 tsp of organic pure vanilla extract
- Add water to achieve your desired consistency
- Optional: If you are new to eating healthier, than this might be a bit of a stretch for you, but I highly recommend putting a leafy green such a kale or a spoonful of a greens powder into your smoothie because it’s loaded with minerals and very effective at balancing your blood sugar which means bye-bye cravings!!
Blend on high for up to a minute and enJOY.
I recommend cycling your protein powder, meaning, buy a new brand with different ratios of protein sources to avoid developing digestive intolerances. Good quality protein powders contain digestive enzymes to help your belly break down the protein more efficiently.
The most common mistake I see with other smoothie recipes is that people forget the protein component! All smoothies that are replacing a meal should contain protein for all the reasons I mentioned above and don’t forget that protein is a building block of every single cell in your entire body.
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