1. Add all of the smoothie base ingredients into a blender and purée until smooth.
2. To serve, pour the smoothie into a cup, add any desired garnish, and enjoy!
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1 cup of mango chunks
1 sliced banana
3 pcs strawberries
1/2 cup of coconut milk
What if you could hit every nutritional need in your morning smoothie? You can! And studies show you are 30% more likely to eat healthy throughout your day if you start it right. A well-balanced smoothie is a simple and satisfying way to achieve this goal. This Daily 5 Smoothie Guide offers an easy-to-follow approach to building your perfect 16 oz smoothie in five steps! This breakfast nutrition hack ensures you have the opportunity to pack all the key nutrients as you start your day. Blender ready? Let's begin...
1. Mineral Rich Base: Your base should be functional, create a great texture, and provide additional nutrients for your optimal meal. I recommend 1 banana, ½ an avocado, or 1 cup of frozen fruit. You may wish to freeze your banana in advance for a creamier smoothie.
2. Antioxidants: Immune system boosters, antioxidants add another layer of flavor to your smoothie. Fruits that are high in antioxidants include berries, acai, pitaya, cherries, and pomegranate...
2 scoops collagen powder (about 2 tablespoons)
½ cup mango chunks, fresh or frozen
1 inch fresh spicy red chili or 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon goji berries
½ cup coconut water
½ cup non-dairy milk
8 ice cubes
1. Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender, blend for 20 seconds, and serve
Food is fuel but there are times you may find yourself having your own personal energy crisis, and this often occurs in those mid-day moments.
Having a great selection of delicious snacks on hand is key to keeping your energy peaked and sustained throughout the day. One way to optimize your snacks is to balance the ratio of slow burning carbs to healthy protein and fat.
Instead of getting a 3 p.m. sugar rush with nutritionally empty snacks, look to fuel instead with foods that provide a steady flow of energy without the sugar high that is quickly followed by the inevitable crash.
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