Why start off your day with a smoothie?
Well firstly, studies show that consuming fruit and greens in the morning will assist the body’s effort to detox (riding the body of chemicals and synthetic hormones from our environment, the food we eat, cosmetic products we use, the list goes on…) so that is one of my main purposes.
Studies have also shown that detoxifying the body of such carcinogens will assist in slowing down the aging process. So if you’re beginning to take an interest in detoxification/cleansing, introducing a breakfast smoothie is a GREAT place to get started.
Secondly, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT. More details on this further down…
MY ANTI-AGING SMOOTHIE RECIPE
1 ½ cup of fresh or frozen berries (assorted blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries)
2-6 tbsp of plain kefir or probiotic supplement
1 scoop of Pure Encapsulations Whey Protein Powder
1 scoop of Pure Encapsulations Pure Lean Fiber or 2 tbsp of ground flax seed
1 tsp of Pure Encapsulations liquid fish oil
2 handfuls of spinach
Splash of water or non sweetened juice, depending on your preference of consistency or taste
NOTE: You WILL NOT taste the spinach but if you are weary about it add a bit in at a time after it is blended and taste, continue to add a bit more each day until you reach your tolerance level. I personally add 3 cups no problem (that’s enough for 3 side salads at a restaurant)! If you want to step it up OR switch it up alternate between spinach and kale! This is VERY important, incorporate greens in your diet where ever you can!
It is these ingredients that really make this smoothie an excellent MEAL, and provides the following nutrients to assist with weight loss and keep you feeling full:
Whey Basics: 24g of protein from a CLEAN, grass fed cow. Studies show that consuming over 20g of highly absorbable protein in the morning increases your weight loss efforts significantly.
EPA/DHA Liquid: 1300mg of CLEAN omega 3 fats in the forms of DHA and EPA
Pure Lean Fiber: 3g of fiber, which will aid digestion and expand in your stomach to make you feel fuller for longer
Probiotic 5: If you don’t have kefir on hand or you just can’t handle the taste, adding a probiotic supplement is highly recommended to not only assist with digestion but it will also help decrease your intense sugar cravings.