What do you think of when you hear the word smoothie?
Healthy? Bland? Unsatisfactory or not filling?
Well, think again. This smoothie recipe is everything but that. Pulling together popular smoothie ingredients, protein and some “alternative” smoothie additions, this recipe is sure to please your taste buds as much as it does your health.
Oh, did we mention it packs 35 grams of protein?
Creamy Avocado & Blueberry Protein Smoothie
Ingredients (Serves 1)
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 scoop Vanilla Whey or Vegan protein powder
- ½ medium-sized avocado
- ⅓ cup liquid egg whites (you read that right)
- A drizzle of honey
- 1 tsp chia seeds
Toss all of your ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
5 Health Benefits of this Flavor-Rich Recipe
This smoothie recipe is a simple one, but its health benefits are as diverse as they come. Here is a high-level rundown of how the above ingredients boost your nutrition.
There are plenty of protein sources packed into this smoothie. The protein powder, egg whites, and chia seeds each bring high-quality protein into the mix, amongst other essential nutrients.
The blueberries, honey and chia seeds are each loaded with antioxidants. The number of health benefits that antioxidants provide is extensive, with protection against heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses at the top of the list.
- Healthy Fats
Avocado is more than a creamy addition to a smoothie. It is an incredible source of monosaturated fatty acid, a healthy fat that supports cardiovascular heatlh.
Chia seeds are an excellent source of fiber. In fact, just one ounce serving of this nutrition-boosting food has 11 grams of fiber and only 137 calories.
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