Smoothies are one of the most refreshing breakfasts on a warm summer day! However, if made with the wrong ingredients, they can leave you with a headache, feeling jittery, tired, hungry, and irritable...aka with a #sugarcrash.
In order to feel satiated, energized, and sugar-crash free it is important your smoothies are filled with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and no more than 1/4-1/3 cup of fruit. I also like to include some sort of vegetable, but that doesn't need to happen every time. I use Siggi's plain yogurt because it is high in protein and low in sugar (be careful with flavored yogurts -- a lot of brands sneak in loads of sugar!) Additionally, my favorite protein is the Vital Proteins Unflavored Collagen (you can also find this at Costco for much cheaper!)
Recipe by Emily Bowen
1-2 handfuls of spinach
1/4 cup strawberries
1/2 cup Siggi's (plain) yogurt
Serving size (2 scoops for Vital Proteins) unflavored collagen protein
Small handful of ice
4-6 oz unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp your fav nut butter
Place the spinach, strawberries, yogurt, collagen, ice, and almond milk (ice at the bottom) in the blender and puree!
Top with 2 tbsp hemp seeds & 1 tbsp melted nut butter. Enjoy this berrrrry ;) nutrient-packed smoothie!