Elevate Your Smoothie

If you think a smoothie is just a bunch of blended fruit, you're doing it wrong.

Article by Divina Helene | December 8, 2021

Fruit? Sure—throw it in! My personal favorite right now is a chocolate-banana smoothie I make. But how do I turn that into something genuinely balanced and satiating? Pretty easily, actually.

The key to elevating your smoothie is finding balance. I love fruit and I eat it all day long; in other words, I don’t hide from the natural sugars found in fruits. But I do make sure I eat my fruit with healthy fats, proteins and fiber when I can to keep things blood sugar-friendly and me feeling satisfied and satiated.

You’d be surprised what you can throw in to the blender to create a well-balanced, delicious tasting smoothie. Some of my favorite things to add are: greens, nut butters, seeds, dates, riced cauliflower, and zucchini. I’m always changing it up depending on what I have on hand and the kids and I are always pleasantly surprised. Another thing: I never add frozen fruit or vegetables to my smoothies in the Winter time (cold foods in the Winter can extinguish your agni—it’s an Ayurvedic thing).

Here’s my the recipe to my current favorite.

Chocolate-Banana Smoothie (for one):

1 medium-sized banana

1 generous handful of greens

1 scoop of Be Well By Kelly Unflavored Grass-Fed Beef Protein Powder

1 heaping spoonful of almond butter

1 tablespoon Amazing Grass Organic Adaptogens Powder

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 tablespoon Navitas Organic Cacao Powder

1/2 cup water

Blend and enjoy!




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