Strawberries + Crème 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