We all have those times where you have to get to work early for the boss, walk the dog or you just simply hit snooze one too many times (” But that extra 5 minutes just feels so good under the covers!”) and we find ourselves short on time.
It makes it hard in a fast paced world to stay on top of the nutrients your body needs alongside the other demands on our time.
Enter, THE SMOOTHIE.
Smoothies can be prepared in less than five minutes, and can be prepared the night before so you can start the most important meal of the day the right way, and no extra time needed in the morning.
Just open the fridge door and BOOM, breakfast is served.
Here are 7 steps to make a smoothie that packs the biggest punch for your health:
Step 1: Start with ice
Use 1-4 cubes for a thin to chilled shake
Use 5-10 for a thicker texture shake
Step 2: Pick a Fruit
Berries are packed full of anti-oxidants which plays a vital role in nourishing your body, they taste great, and if you buy bulk in the freezer they’re always ready with nil preparation involved.
A banana is another great option, some studies say one banana can fuel you for up to 90 minutes worth of exercise. It has so many more nutritional benefits.
Step 3: Toss in some Greens
Yes, it sounds gross but you won’t even notice it. Just make sure you blend well!
Step 4: Add protein
Once again, you must think I am crazy for suggesting a raw egg, but, also, once again you won’t even taste it. I cannot stress how good eggs are for you. If you just can’t get past the idea then try a scoop of high quality protein.
Just remember protein powder is just what it’s called. A supplement, and you miss out on benefits that real protein provide the body.
Step 5: Select a Nut or Seed
Try Walnuts, Almonds, cashews, Brazil Nuts, Hazelnuts.
Seeds such as chia, hemp, flax or pumpkin.
TIP: Don’t get too crazy with portions. All you need is a palm full and you’ll be winning at life!
Step 6: Pour in some liquid
How much depends on the consistency you prefer. You might want to start with a small amount, blend and then check consistency.
Some suggestions are:
Cold, filtered water
Chilled green tea
An unsweetened milk alternative (Almond, hemp, coconut)
A shot of espresso is a great one to get your day started.
Step 7: Choose your topper
This step is optional, but it always adds a nice extra bit of flavor in there for you:
Pure Cocoa Powder
Oats or granola ( no more than 1/2 a cup generally)
A dash of cinnamon or vanilla extract
There you have it. Give it a try, what have you got to lose! Guaranteed you’re taste buds will be doing backflips and your body will thank you for it.
To your greatest Health & Success,
EMB Head Coach – Darren Bruce
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