This quick and easy smoothie will keep you abundant in nutrients!
Our creamy Protein Green Smoothie is a fantastic meal replacement, especially for those of us who are always on the go! This drink is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein to help you start your day off right. If you are trying to lose or maintain weight, using a recipe like this can save you time, energy, and money. Not only is it filled with vegetables, citrus fruits, and fresh herbs, but we’ve also put frozen white beans in an aloe vera juice base. Believe it or not, the added beans combined with ginger, mint, and basil make for a sweet, smooth texture. The resulting taste is definitely green, but pleasant!
Protein Green Smoothie Diet
This recipe encounters many nutritional items that the average person misses a day. While most of us struggle to get the right amount of fiber needed to keep our bodies in tip-top shape, this drink delivers full day’s value in one serving. Here is the nutritional breakdown of our wonder drink for weight loss:
- Dietary fiber – 18 grams
- Protein – 24 grams
- Potassium – 2779 mg
- Calcium-695 mg
- Iron-10 mg
- Carbohydrates- 97 grams
Not all carbohydrates and calories are created equal
You might say, “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” after looking at the amount of carbohydrates and calories our creamy green protein smoothie contains. Before ruling out this option, however, you should consider the fact that not all carbohydrates and calories are created equal. If you eat foods like pancakes, french toast, pastries, sugary cereals, or other similar breakfast foods, chances are you are consuming the same amount of calories and carbohydrates.
However, your body understands the difference and will therefore metabolize these meals very differently. This smoothie is abundant in nutrients while the other options don’t offer much, if anything. Also, studies have shown that following a plant-based diet, you may not have to be as strict about calories and carbohydrates as you would with an animal-based diet. That being said, if that argument didn’t convince you to try our green drink then maybe just start with half a serving of this meal replacement.
The keys to easy meal replacement
There are so many benefits to Aloe Vera Juice that it is difficult to focus on the narrative. It’s a great detoxifier, aids digestion, and prevents heartburn. It’s also a great source of vitamin B-12, which is great news for those on a plant-based diet.
On the other hand, beans are another secret ingredient that works wonders on the body. Not only are they low in fat, high in fiber, and high in protein, but they also aid digestion and muscle building. If the taste of beans seems off-putting, try freezing them before mixing them into your smoothie. The added texture is fantastic and the fact that they are so filling will blow your mind.
Drink this daily for a week and you will find that sugar and other high fat, hollow calorie snacks fall by the wayside. If the number on the scale isn’t going down quickly, don’t worry. Your pants will be buttoned up more comfortably and your energy will skyrocket.
One last tip. For maximum satiety, take your time while drinking this meal substitute. The slower you eat, the less likely you are to get hungry that quickly after a meal. Since this drink seems like one that can be broken down quickly, try to take it easy to ensure optimal absorption of the nutrients. Bottom up!
- 3 cups spinach
- 3 cups Kale
- 1 Grapefruit
- 1 lemon
- 1 kiwi
- 1/8 Cup basil
- 1/8 Cup mint
- 1/2 Cup White beans cooked
- 1 Ginger root knuckle
- 5 Ounces Aloe juice
- 1 Cup ice
SmartPoints (freestyle): 8th
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