How to feel and look your best | Morning Glow Smoothie Recipe
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Enjoy a fresh, fruity, energizing blend of goodness that’s sure get your day glowing!
Combine healthy fats, gut-nourishing fiber, plant-based proteins, bio-fermented probiotics and collagen to support healthy skin, hair, and nails. I promise you’ll want to add this to your morning routine!
Why we like this smoothie
This smoothie is packed with nutrient dense foods. When I drink my morning glow smoothie I check off a serving of fruit, vegetable, protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Following the smoothie I make a bowl of oatmeal, cream of buckwheat, or toast with almond butter or ghee.
What are the best sources of protein
Here is a list of terrific protein sources:
- Fish (make sure to purchase wild fish when possible)
- Lean Beef
- Dairy Products (cheese, milk, unsweetened yogurt)
- Beans and Lentils
How much protein do I need?As a general rule women need between 60 to 80 grams daily. Use this protein calculator to figure out your daily protein requirement. A three ounce serving (palm size) provides roughly 24 ounces of protein. To meet your daily protein requirement consider having a serving of protein or equivalent (protein powder) with each meal. For snacks, reach for a small hand full of nuts, cottage cheese, plain yogurt with fruit, or a hard boiled egg. Going Vegan means that you will be getting most of your protein from legumes, beans, grains. These are not ‘complete’ proteins as they don’t contain the essential amino acids found in meat, chicken, eggs, and fish. Grains and beans also contain carbohydrate (complex sugars) that can potentially bring up blood sugar (or insulin) levels. If you are a vegetarian make sure your meals contain a balance of protein and carbohydrates. I like this amino acid supplement for days when I’m choosing to eat more
Morning Glow Smoothie
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 3 frozen cherries
- 1 tbsp almond butter or 4 brazil nuts
- 1 serving Garden of Life Protein Powder (vanilla) or your favorite brand
- 1 serving Garden of Life Collagen Powder
- 3/4 cup nut milk or Kefir*
- 1/4 avocado
- 1/2 lemon (squeezed)
- Place all ingredients in the blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into mason jar or tall glass and top with coconut flakes and a few berries.