If you start the day with a smoothie, make it one like this.
It not only tastes amazing. I’ve designed it to have exactly what you need to really get your system firing on all cylinders!
Here’s what you’ll need for one large glass:
- 100ml of water or almond milk (or other nut milk)
- 1 banana
- 100g berries (choose from blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries or a mix)
- half a medium avocado
- a handful of spinach
- 1 scoop protein powder (see below)
- one or more boosters (see below)
To make it, you put all the ingredients in a blender and whizz until smooth.
This will make a really thick, creamy smoothie – one you can serve in a bowl and eat with a spoon. If you want it to be easier to suck up through a straw, just blend in more water until you get the consistency you want.
A smoothie like this is amazingly nutrient-dense and packed full of what we need to hit the day running – protein, carbs, good fats, vitamins and phytonutrients.
And minerals – including magnesium and potassium. Both essential for feeling calm and balanced, and both very common deficiencies.
This smoothie will give you around 30% of the potassium you need in a day. Compare that to, say, a bowl of oatmeal, which would give you XX%.
Banana: great source of potassium
Avocado: potassium and glutathione
Berries: lowest sugar of the fruits. Loaded with phytonutrients.
In the summer I use frozen fruit. This makes it an extra special ice cream smoothie and is little extra work, so long as you have a food processor. Freeze your fruit beforehand and then process it to an ice cream like consistency (that is by the way amazing on its own). Once you’ve done this, add it to the smoothie mix as per the directions above.
Now, if you’re like me and you have a sensitive nervous system and need to eat regularly, I’m not saying you can truck this down at 7:30am and not feel a single hunger pang until lunchtime. No – think of it like a starter to your first meal of the day, rather than the meal itself.
Of course, you could just have, say, a big bowl of oatmeal. But this contains so much goodness that doesn’t. Have this first – then have whatever filling food will keep the wolf at bay.
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