This quick and easy smoothie will provide you with an abundance of nutrients!
Our creamy protein green smoothie makes a fantastic meal replaement, especially for those of us who are always on the go! This drink is full of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein which are all things that will help you get your day started off right. If you are trying to lose weight or maintain weight, a recipe like this may save you time, energy, and money. Not only is it loaded with greens, citrus, and fresh herbs, but we also threw in frozen white beans in an aloe vera juice base. Believe it or not, the added beans combined with ginger, mint, and basil provide a sweet, smooth texture. The resulting taste is definitely green, yet pleasant!
Protein Green Smoothie Nutrition
This recipe hits on a lot of nutritional points missing from an average person’s day. Whereas most of us struggle to meet the correct amount of fiber required to keep our bodies functioning at tip top shape, this drink delivers an entire day’s worth in one serving. Here’s the nutritional breakdown of our miracle weight loss drink:
- Fiber- 18 grams
- Protein- 24 grams
- Potassium- 2779 mg
- Calcium-695 mg
- Iron-10 mg
- Carbohydrates-97 grams
Not All Carbs And Calories Are The Same
You might be saying, “Whoa, whoa, whoa!” after viewing the amount of carbohydrates and calories that our creamy protein green smoothie contains. But before ruling this option out, consider the fact that not all carbs and calories are equal. When you eat foods like pancakes, French toast, pastries, sugary cereals or any other similiar breakfast food, chances are good that you will be consuming the same amount of calories and carbs.
However, your body understands the difference and therefore will metabolize these meals very differently. This smoothie offers an abundance of nutrients, while the other options don’t have much, if anything, going for them. Plus, studies have shown that a plant based diet may not require you to take calories and carbs into account as strictly as you would have to if following an animal based diet. With that being said, if this argument hasn’t sold you on trying our green drink, then perhaps just begin with sipping a halved portion of this meal replacement.
The Keys To Easy Meal Replacement
Aloe Vera Juice contains so many benefits that’s it hard to keep focused in the recount. It’s a great detoxifier, aids digestion, and helps prevent heartburn. It’s also a great source of Vitamin B-12, which is great news for people on a plant-based diet.
On the other hand, beans are another secret ingredient that work miracles on the body. In addition to them being low-fat, high-fiber and high-protein, they also aid digestion and muscle building. If the taste of beans seems off-putting, try freezing them before blending in your smoothie. The added texture is fantastic, and the fact that they are so filling will amaze you.
Drink this daily for a week, and you will notice cravings for sugar and other high-fat hollow-calorie snacks sliding to the wayside. If the number on the scale doesn’t dip quickly, don’t worry. Your pants will button more comfortably and your energy levels will shoot through the roof.
One last tip. For maximum satiation, take your time in drinking this meal replacement. The slower you eat, the less likely you are to feel hungry so quickly after a meal. Because this drink seems like one that can be knocked down fast, try to take it easy for best absorption of optimal nutrients. Cheers!
Creamy Protein Green Smoothie
- 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
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Add water or more aloe juice if necessary.
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