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Protein Power Smoothie

Protein Power Smoothie

Author: Westchester’s B3H+® Nutritionist Team for Weight Loss During Menopause

Put down that orange juice, toast n’ jam and that bowl of cereal!! At B3H+®, we know that there is no breakfast choice that will send you on a blood sugar roller coaster quicker than the typical American continental breakfast. Even switching to fresh squeezed juice, gluten-free toast, and multigrain cereal will create surges of insulin and disrupt hormones for the remainder of the day.

Sugar on-top of sugar, on-top of sugar, pumps out insulin, insulin, and more insulin, and this equates to fat-igue, hunger and cravings! Regardless of this hormonal disaster, many people still cling to their cereal and toast by justifying that they are high-fiber or whole-grain and convenient. Fine, we get that, but the highest fiber cereals still contains significantly more sugar than our breakfast smoothies, and zero protein. A healthy breakfast (or any meal at that) should contain a quality protein because it’s effective at stabilizing blood sugar, increasing satiety and keeping you feeling full longer.

But a solid, weight-loss friendly breakfast should consist of more than just a clean, lean protein.

It should always include 4 essential components to help balance blood sugars, regulate hunger, and other hormones. They include:

  1. Clean, Lean Protein
  2. Green Vegetables or Green Powder for Antioxidants and Micronutrients
  3. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
  4. Fiber

This blood sugar balancing breakfast formula will assure that you limit hunger, cravings and dips in energy throughout the day. No more 2:30pm crashes!

Here is a protein packed, satisfying, breakfast smoothie option, which will set a fat-loss tone for the whole day and can be thrown together in less than 5 minutes.

Plus, it contains all 4 essentials components:

Raw, mixed nuts with 1 scoop B3H+® protein powder (~23-25 grams of protein). We love this combo because it adds both fiber and protein, which slows the absorption of the carbs and allows for a lingering feeling of fullness. Plus, kale for antioxidants and micronutrients, and chia and flax seeds for omega-3 essential fatty acids.

Here is this yummy recipe for you to try!

Ingredients:

1 Packet B3H+® Lean Body Protein Powder

1 cup coconut milk

1 tablespoon chia seeds, organic

1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1 tsp milled flax seeds, organic

2 cups raw kale, organic

1 tablespoon raw nuts, chopped, unsalted (almonds, walnuts, cashews, brazil, pecans, macadamias)

1/2 small banana, best frozen

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon sea salt

Ice (optional)

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.