Strawberries + Crème Smoothie

Lush Berry Smoothie

What’s good about it:
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. It’s main effect in regard to fat is to block lipolysis (oxidation of fat).

Healthy Chef Protein (WPI + Organic Pea) is kind to your digestive system, so it won’t cause gastrointestinal distress. Your body needs protein to help repair tissue, to support your immune system and metabolism, and to sustain lean muscle. 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 !

150 g (1 cup) strawberries – frozen
1 banana (ripe) frozen
1  1/2  cups milk – your choice ( macadamia milk, Rice milk, Almond Milk or Organic Full Cream Milk)
2 tablespoons Healthy Chef Protein
1/2 teaspoon Tahitian vanilla bean powder or your choice of vanilla paste
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon tahini

Combine all the ingredients into a blender.
Blend until smooth smooth + creamy.
Sip slowly and enjoy the goodness

Boosters – Add 1 tablespoon Organic Superfood to increase antioxidants and energy boosting B vitamins.
- Add 1 tablespoon Naked Chocolat for increased mental alertness.

RELATED LINKS:
The Many Benefits of Protein – (weight loss, detox, digestion, pregnancy, sports ) find out what you need to know
The Secret to Perfect Health

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14 Responses to “Strawberries + Crème Smoothie”
  1. Hayley says:

    Hey I was wondering, if the frozen strawberries where the already frozen or fresh then frozen?

  2. Louise Humphris says:

    As we are dairy free and need protien, I add almonds or a boiled egg to the mix along with keffir and the same seeds. I haven’t tried it with tahini or making the chia into a gel, but I will give that a try also. Strawberries are cheap at the moment & I have been buying 4 punnets at a time, washing & pruning them and then they go straight into a snap lock bag and I have them ready for my shake or sorbet.

  3. Petra says:

    Hi Teresa, for the dairy free alternative how much soy milk do you use?

  4. Sally says:

    Can you recommend a protein powder (brand)?

    There are so many on the market, very confusing.

    Thanks, Sally

  5. Linda says:

    Hi Teresa! Is it ok to add protein powder as well as the original ingredients to this recipe?

  6. Linda says:

    Thanks Teresa! By the way, I received your 80/20 book yesterday and I love it, you are a star!

  7. Caitlin says:

    Hi Teresa! just wondering what brand of yogurt you would use for this?
    i absolutely love natural yogurt, there’s quite to choose from so i thought i would ask you :)

  8. vanessa says:

    Can you use a Bamix stick blender for this smoothie, or will it not be able to crush the ice?

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