Everybody needs a go-to smoothie they can't mess up, plus will be satisfying and filling -- and this is mine!
The healthy fat in the avocado and chia seeds provides energy, makes your smoothie filling, and helps your body absorb the fat-soluble vitamins and other nutrients in the other ingredients.
Any fruit will do. I especially like blueberries, mango, or cherries. I aim for about a ½ cup of fruit.
I always add protein powder to my smoothie, but you can also use collagen powder. Protein is very important for promoting blood sugar stability and satiety. I've tried a lot of organic protein powders, and I have landed on one by Nutragen. I like this protein powder because it tastes great and it does not contain any added sugar, sugar alcohols, or stevia. It is organic, dairy-free, and gluten-free. There are 20 grams of protein per serving, which is the goal for a meal or snack. I also appreciate the digestive enzymes.
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 cup non-dairy milk, such as almond, macadamia, or cashew
1 cup organic baby spinach
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks or blueberries (either one tastes great)
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1 serving of your favorite protein powder or favorite collagen powder.
optional addition: 1/2 frozen banana; the riper the more flavorful
D I R E C T I O N S
Add all ingredients to the blender.
If berries or mango are fresh, add 4-6 ice cubes to make the smoothie colder.
Blend until you have a smooth, creamy consistency.
Pour smoothie into a cup (preferably a glass or stainless steel cup) and Enjoy!
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Kelly Harrington, MS, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist