Protein is the base of a nutritious meal, and smoothies make an easy, quick and nutritious option. I use them for morning or afternoon meals, and after every training session to help encourage muscle repair. They are also a fantastic way to ‘front-load’ nutrient-dense foods (that we typically don’t eat enough of nowadays) into your diet. A smoothie provides the perfect ‘hiding place’ for extra veggies!
To make the perfect smoothie…
Start with 1 serve of quality protein powder (such as Clean Lean Protein by Nuzest)
THEN 3 x fist-sized servings of leafy vegetables
AND berries (to taste)
PLUS a few Tbsp. of a healthy fat source
ADD carbs (fruit, oats, cooked kumara etc.) per your carbohydrate tolerance and energy needs)
BLEND with ice and water to desired consistency
Use smoothies as simple, convenient, nutrient-dense meal
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.