This protein-packed strawberry smoothie is perfect for this warm summer weather. It is good for breakfast, lunch or dinner and is filled with nutrient dense ingredients. You’ll walk away feeling satiated, energized and ready to take on the day. Let’s make it!
Today’s post was written by guest blogger Ashlee Rowland, the founder and certified Nutrition Consultant with Simplholistic. Self-care, healthy eating and working out are her form of worship to our amazing creator, Jesus. She doesn’t do it for body image or that number on a scale. She believes that weight management and clear skin aren’t the goals but they surely are a side effect. To learn more about shopping healthy on a budget, meal prep, keeping wellness on the go, and delicious healthy recipes, visit Simplholistic.
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As a certified Nutrition Consultant and wellness advocate, I must dive into the importance of nutrient dense whole foods. You always hear people saying, “get 7 servings of veggies a day” or “have you eaten your greens?” but did you know it is fairly simple to squeeze those in?
Smoothies are one of the best ways to get fruit and vegetables without wondering when the plate is going to be empty. My clients love the way they feel after this protein-packed strawberry smoothie and you will too!
Here’s what you need: organic strawberries, bananas, sprouted almond butter, filtered water, organic kale/spinach, protein powder, high-speed blender.
Let’s talk about a few of my favorite ingredients in this Protein-Packed Strawberry Smoothie
Strawberries – These are a pretty versatile food that most people enjoy (including the kiddos!). At their peak ripeness, they contain massive amounts of vitamin C and A. Both of which reduce free radical damage. One cup of strawberries contains 3 net carbs (sugar minus fiber) this is great for our liver. Be sure to choose organic!
Almond Butter – When you shop for almond butter, I highly recommend organic or at least sprouted. I recommend this because it will be easier for your body to digest and assimilate the nutrients. Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E which helps reduce inflammation.
Protein – Choosing a high-quality protein is the butter on the bread. Many proteins contain artificial flavors and dyes; taking away the beneficial purpose of adding protein. This is the protein I live by and have rigorously tested and researched, it helps my clients with gut-related issues.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Ashlee Rowland is an incredible nutrition consultant and it was an honor to have her share this wonderful recipe with us.
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