Fruit and vegetable smoothies are considered a staple in weight loss protocols and cleanses. But what if your favorite smoothie was making you miserable? Often seen as the ultimate healthy drink, most premade and homemade smoothies are actually doing more harm than good, leaving you prone to bad diet choices later on. Episode 26 explores how and why you’re getting smoothies wrong. Joe and Amber also provide 3 simple guidelines for taking your smoothie game to the next level.
Topics Discussed Include:
- How your smoothie may be contributing to uncontrollable hunger, energy/mood swings and weight gain
- Many smoothie restaurant chains making smoothies that have more sugar than a can of soda
- The benefits of fruit in a smoothie
- The downsides of fruit in a smoothie
- If your goal is weight loss, you might not want to eat fruit
- What causes food cravings and energy swings?
- Steps to constructing a healthy smoothie
- Why your smoothie should contain a large amount of high-quality fats
- What are some examples of high-quality fats to include in your smoothie?
- Why high quality fats don’t contribute to mood/energy swings
- Why your smoothie should contain a medium amount of protein
- The satiating benefits of protein
- What type of protein should you add to your smoothie?
- What type of protein should you avoid?
- Using stevia as a sweetener
- Why you should have a large amount of greens in your smoothie
- Why you should have a small amount of berries in your smoothie
- Which/how many berries you should include in your smoothie
- Our smoothie recipe
- Recap and outro
Links to topics discussed:
- The 14 Day Guide to Effortless Weight Loss, Unlimited Energy & Increased Productivity
- Ancient Traditions Bone Broth Protein
- Coconut Milk for smoothie
Here’s the recipe for our ultimate hunger-eliminating, energy-boosting, totally not gross smoothie
- ½ avocado
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 2 handfuls of spinach
- 1 handful of kale
- 2 Celery stalks
- 1 scoop protein (we used Ancient Traditions Chocolate Bone Broth Protein) (Basically collagen)
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1-2 cups water
- 5 ice cubes
1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend until creamy (30 sec – 1 minute)