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Strawberries + Crème Smoothie

STRAWBERRIES + CREME SMOOTHIE

Strawberries are packed with antioxidants that nourish your body with vitality. Strawberries are low in calories and high in antioxidants. Around 1 cup provides 46 calories, 11 g of carbs, 1 g protein, almost no fat and 3 g of fiber. A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that adding strawberries to your meals slowed the insulin responses by delaying the absorption of sugars in the digestive tract. Insulin is an anabolic hormone that increases storage of fat, protein and glucose.

WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT IT:

Protein can work effectively to regulate the appetite, increase satiety and encourage significant weight loss. When attempting to keep total calories down during dieting, protein supplementation can help to keep total food volume down but still provide support directly to the muscles, liver and immune systems which are critical to optimising body composition. For weight loss it is recommended you get between 80 – 120 g of protein per day to aid satiety and repair. 
Healthy Chef WPI is also my recommended protein supplement for those who’ve had gastric banding. Vanilla helps relax the nervous system and reduce inflammation. It is rich in antioxidants and also enhance mental performance. Tahini boosts calcium!

+ ingredients & methods +

ingredients (Serves 1)

150 g (1 cup) strawberries – frozen
1 banana (ripe) frozen
1  cup rice milk  or almond milk
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon chia seeds

 

method

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth smooth + creamy.
  3. Sip slowly and enjoy the goodness.
+ notes & inspiration +
  • Boosters – Add 1 tablespoon Organic Superfood to increase antioxidants and energy boosting B vitamins.
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