When I’m not in grab and go mode, it’s always fun to add a little flare to your smoothie and serve it up in something other than a Shaker bottle or Mason jar. I love using one of my favorite, fall-inspired wine glasses and filling it to the top with nutritious goodness like this smoothie.
Lately I’ve been having a smoothie for lunch (it used to be my morning staple) and given it’s packed with fiber, protein, healthy fats and carbs, I never feel like I am hungry or unsatisfied. As we learned in IIN (Institute for Integrative Nutrition), we are all unique when it comes to our digestion… Bio-individuality has been a life saver for me and my own gut health challenges and the sooner we learn to trust our guts, the healthier we will be. I get so passionate about this having lived through it for many years with people in my own life who didn’t “believe me” when I would be doubled over in pain saying I didn’t feel well and that… I really can’t digest that ice cream or cheese like you can… and just because we are related, doesn’t mean we can eat the same things and feel good after eating them (wink wink). It has been an eye opener for many of my clients as well, as so many of them are given a recommended nutrition plan based on the sport they are training for rather than their own individual body needs. Moral of the story…trust your gut!
Pictured here: ½ cup of organic frozen blueberries, ½ pack frozen unsweetened acai, a handful of organic spinach, ½ avocado, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, teaspoon of chia seeds, cinnamon and plant-based vanilla protein powder topped with walnut pieces.
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