Thursday, April 30, 2015
Smoothie for starting the day off right
Adequate amounts of fiber, water and protein are important. As is consuming foods that reduce general inflammation in the body. With this in mind, I created a morning smoothie that fits the bill for me.
Green Tea (cold for liquid base)
Banana -- 1 whole
Ground flax seed -- 1 tbsp
Chia seeds -- 1 tbsp
Greek yogurt -- 1/2 cup
Whey & hemp protein powder mix -- 1 scoop
Coconut oil -- 1 tbsp
Cinnamon -- 1 tsp
Ginger (ground) -- 1 tsp
I've added Turmeric as well but I'm not sure consuming it this way will absorb into the body in the intended way. I've read that combining it with black pepper and possibly heating it is required to make it more bio-available.
Give it a try and let me know what you think.