Have I mentioned before how much I adore smoothies? Yes, yes, I believe I have!
I start each day with a big ol’ healthy blended drink. But guess what? Sometimes I have a smoothie for lunch or even for dinner. Let’s be honest . . . life gets hectic sometimes, and while I like to eat fresh, healthy meals, I don’t always have time to cook a big dish.
Thankfully, I can fit a square meal into a smoothie, and they are darn quick to make.
All you need for a delicious meal replacement smoothie is our Perfect Paleo Protein, chia seeds, FiberMender, coconut or almond milk, and berries. That’s your “base” smoothie. You can mess around with your fruits, veggies, and liquid.
Here are some ideas for some delicious blended meals:
Smooth spring salad. Put some cilantro or parsley in your blender with lemon juice, some ground flax, carrot juice (or a chopped carrot if you have a high-power blender), wheat grass, spinach, a few ice cubes, and an avocado. Add some sea salt and cracked pepper and blend until smooth.
Orange kale-sicle smoothie. Blend up a couple of bananas, a few handfuls of kale, and some vanilla Perfect Paleo Protein with two oranges and a few ice cubes for a delightful dinner that you can drink on the go.
Berry salad smoothie. Blend a head of romaine lettuce and a handful of your favorite dark leafy greens with two frozen bananas, a cup of frozen berries, a scoop of vanilla Smoothie Mix and a splash of water.
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First, I enjoy your blog and emails VERY MUCH. This is a beautiful post, and as wonderful as these probably taste, there is ONE problem I can see with the two that contain fruit (the first savory one sounds great)…TOO MUCH FRUIT.
One thing we need to ensure is that we are not spiking our blood sugar too much. Orange-Kale has FOUR fruit servings…that’s three too many!!! Now, I am speaking in terms of weight loss or maintenance. Part of weight loss or maintaining losses is to balance blood sugar by balancing each carb with a protein. In the Berry Salad smoothie, you should choose 1/2 banana and 1/3 cup of blueberries, or just stick with 3/4 cup blueberries!
The concept is there…people love smoothies. They just wonder why they aren’t losing weight while drinking these concoctions. This is because they are over doing fruit. Naturally occuring sugars aren’t the devil…but we still have to balance blood sugars so we don’t crash later from these sweet treats, where then our brain craves MORE sugars!!!
I drink a shake EVERY DAY. It is typically a protein mix (or plain greek yogurt), ONE fruit serving (usually 3/4 cup frozen blueberries or 12 dark sweet cherries) and 2 servings of spinach/kale…sometimes with carrots, greens mix, chia seeds, raw cacao…depends on when mood i’m in 🙂
Not too fond of smoothies during winter… must say.
I drink them anyway because it is my daily fuel but, yes, when it’s 5 degrees outside it’s really hard to “live” on cold smoothies. :/