Many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes are loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit. Instead of loading up your smoothie with fruit, try the Fab 4 Smoothie formula, coined by nutritionist Kelly Leveque.
The Fab 4 ingredients are: protein, fiber, fat, and greens. To get even more specific, the average serving of each is as follows per Kelly’s new book, Body Love: 20g minimum of protein, 10g minimum of fiber, one tablespoon of fat, and a handful of greens mixed with liquid – preferably water or an unsweetened nut milk.
Need some inspiration? This delicious recipe from Body Love tastes a lot like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup without all of the sugar!
Peanut Butter Cacao Nib Smoothie
1 serving vanilla protein powder
2 tbsp peanut butter (or almond butter)
1-2 tbsp chia
2 c unsweetened nut milk
1 tsp cacao nibs
Blend ingredients in high speed blender until smooth. Add ice (optional).
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