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What’cha Wanna Know Wednesday Q&A

Dear Smoothies, you always have my back!

Thank you to Ashley V for posting her question on What’cha Wanna Know Wednesday about how to prepare smoothies and what should go in them. She had a question and I have her answer! 

Smoothie Talk With Steph!

Why I love them so much:

  1. Fast to make, easy to prepare ahead of time.
  2. You can PACK them full of nutritious ingredients.
  3. I never get bored due to the ENDLESS options.
  4. Ensures I get my daily serving of fruit and veggies.
  5. Easy on my digestion, therefore I absorb the nutrients.
  6. Great way to help clients start eating more whole foods and super foods.
  7. Prevents me from skipping breakfast, don’t do that! A big no no, if you aren’t hungry in the morning, you may need to look at what you had the night before to ensure you are digesting what you are eating properly. Ideally you should wake up needing something, even if its small. 🙂
  8. They can be sipped on or made into a beautiful, Instagram worthy SMOOTHIE BOWL

What Should Go In Them?

I found this AWESOME free info graphic that gives you the down low on what to choose, how much and tons of healthy options! Print that baby out, stick it to your fridge and make your morning smoothie making, EFFORTLESS!

How I Build My Smoothie:

Go To Base: 1- 1 1/4 cups of

  • Unsweetened Organic Almond Milk {purchased at Costco}
  • Coconut Milk,
  • Coconut Water {be sure to buy no sugar added}
  • Filtered H20.

Go To Veggies:1 Big Handful

  • Frozen/Fresh Kale/Beet Leaves
  • Spinach,
  • 2 Celery Stalks
  • 3-5 Slices of Cucumber {or whatever produce might be on it’s way out.}

Go To Fruit:

  • 3/4 cup Frozen Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Cherries, Raspberries {fresh when in season} Frozen Mango, Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1/2 Frozen Banana.

Go To Protein: 1 scoop of Whey Based Protein called JaktRx in Vanilla, hubby sells it at his gym.
**I’m still trying and testing other whey proteins that I can digest and are from an organic source.**
I’ll be posting about my favourite whey and plant based proteins to suggest to clients, for next weeks answer to WWNW {what’cha wanna know wednesday}.
Go To Protein: 1 scoop of Plant Based Protein I have liked was Sun Warrior in Chocolate.

Other Go To Proteins:

  • 1/2 cup of Organic Greek plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp Hemp Hearts+2 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Almond Butter or Mixed Nut Butter

Go To Healthy Fats:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • 1 heaping tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Hemp hearts
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp MCT Oil
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

Go To Superfoods:

  • 1 tsp bee pollen {known to support immunity, provide energy and reduces allergies}
  • 1 scoop of greens powder{from Progressive, it’s a comprehensive nutrient profile that is hard to get in the daily diet}
  • 1/4 cup plain Kefir {live source of probiotics}
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Nibs {high in magnesium, prebiotic finer, high antioxidants, good for heart health}
  •  Handful of Micro greens {source of enzymes for digestion, rich in chlorophyll, high in amino acids the building block of protein}

Smoothies may take some playing around to get your desired consistency and taste. Like cooking, smoothies can be trial and error and what makes one person feel great, makes another bloated. Luckily for you, I have tested and developed some awesome recipes for smoothies that anyone would love, they are getting written and will be posted this week!!

** NOTE** The reason I love smoothies so much, and can pack it full of all sorts of nutrients is because of my high powered blender. I got a Vitamix 4 years ago, and no word of a lie, I use it EVERYDAY. It’s an investment I made and have never regretted it. 

I hope this makes your next smoothie session a 10 out of 10. As always, any questions, leave them in the comments below 🙂 Happy Blending and Live well TODAY- Steph

 

 

 

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