By: Leanne Ely
I have been a huge fan of smoothies for years—they’re one of my favorite things. Smoothies are part of my daily life, as are fresh juices; however, unlike juices, a smoothie can be a complete meal in a glass. And absolutely perfect for summer.
With a smoothie, you have your healthy fat, your protein, your nutrients and minerals and your fiber all in one handy yummy serving. Toss it in your travel mug and you have breakfast (or lunch or dinner!) to go.
As much as I love my coffee, a nutritious smoothie is also a far superior afternoon pick-me-up.
If you have trouble getting in all those greens you should be getting each day, try tossing some spinach into a smoothie. You get all the nutrition of the green stuff, but you can’t taste it. Or you can try our Just Juiced Greens! Add some chia seeds, a frozen banana and some coconut milk and you have a real winning combination.
We have a 10-Day Blitz starting soon so I’m all fired up about these lovely blended drinks!
As you may or may not know, we have our own line of Smoothie Mixes – Perfect Paleo Protein in Chocolate and Vanilla. Mmm. These smoothie mixes are absolutely rocking my world. There’s no grit, no sludge and no awful aftertaste.
I’m having a ton of fun experimenting in the kitchen with these blends. My current favorite recipe is my Mocha-chino Smoothie. For one serving, I put the following into a blender:
• 4oz of leftover coffee
• 1 scoop Saving Dinner Chocolate Perfect Paleo Protein
• 2 teaspoons Saving Dinner Fibermender 2.0
• 1oz of organic cacao nibs
• 6 ice cubes
• 4oz of unsweetened coconut milk
This is SO yummy and good for you—you’re not going to believe it.