Prepare Lean and Green Smoothie in 5 mins
“When preparing a low-sugar smoothie, you need to get your sources from “naturally occurring sugars from antioxidant-rich fruits, like berries or raw cacao, which has minerals, fiber, flavonols, and polyphenols,” says Kelly LeVeque holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach.
“I limit fruit to ¼ cup or 1 serving.” Focus on protein, fiber, and fat instead.
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By limiting your shakes to one carb source, that also has a fair amount of fiber, you’ll keep blood sugar levels balanced.
This green smoothie recipe below—from LeVeque’s new book Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever—is a prime example of how to add the right amount of fruit.
Green smoothies are rich with chlorophyll which some natural health experts say enhances the immune system, purifies the blood, and rejuvenates the body. It is one of the many reasons why these delicious drinks are touted by experts as being an excellent source of energy for the human body
Nutritional information (per serving):
- 10g fat
- 27g carbs
- 18g fiber
- 30g protein
Makes 1 (500ml) servings
Prep time for Lean and Green Smoothie
- 1 serving organic pea protein
- ¼ avocado
- 1 Tbsp organic acacia fiber powder
- 2 cups chopped kale
- ½ green apple
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
How to make Lean and Green Smoothie in 5 mins
Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until fully incorporated.