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How to Use a Smoothie as a Meal Replacement

When you decide to start on a journey to wellness it can be hard to determine the right first steps. My goal is to help you achieve your ideal weight. One of the first steps is eating well and finding products that can support you in this shift.


Smoothie for weight loss

One of my main goals when working with clients is not to promote weight loss in a hurry but to change your lifestyle so you can maintain weight loss for good.


As you are adjusting to eating and cooking new food it can be challenging to get the right amount of calories. Therefore, I encourage the use of a high-quality protein plant-based protein powder for smoothies.

Working to improve our digestion is an important first step in achieving our ideal weight. Many fruits and vegetables have natural digestive enzymes that can be helpful for digestion. By adding a plant-based protein powder to a smoothie you can be adding as much as 6 grams of fiber.


Make sure you find a brand that includes flaxseed. Flaxseed is used to improve gastrointestinal transit time and promotes cardiovascular health by maintaining normal cholesterol levels. Studies show flaxseeds also have lignans which have plant estrogen qualities.


In today’s fast paced life, we are constantly exposed to environmental pollutants, hormone disruptors, unhealthy estrogen metabolites, xenoestrogens (synthetic compounds that imitate estrogen) and other harmful toxins.


Many plant-based protein powders contain a blend of high-concentration superfood vegetables with significant antioxidant potential. I prefer UltraInflamX Plus 360 by Metagenics which is a good quality protein powder to consider. This blend has a proprietary vegan pea/rice protein base. The formula can help to increase nutrient needs and address potential deficiencies.


Improving your food is one of the first steps in your journey to your ideal weight. The Ideal Weights approach is a guide that helps understand the Body-Mind Connection with various foods and aims to avoid the typical “yo-yo” dieting approach.


Easy spinach and banana smoothie

Consider adding this green smoothie to your weekly routine to ensure you have a good mix of vegetables in your diet.


Easy Spinach Banana Smoothie

Prep time 5 minutes; Serves 1; Calories per serving 190


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of unsweetened coconut or almond milk

  • ¼ cup fresh spinach leaves

  • 1 large banana

  • 2 scoops protein powder

Instructions:


Add all the ingredients to the blender…pour, sip and salute!


More recipes you can find in my book. Purchase the book here!

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