Sep 16, 2016
At just under 300 calories, this powerhouse is loaded with nutrients that promote brain function. It contains flax seeds, which are packed with omega-3s and promote memory and brain performance, and lots of fiber for your digestive health. try it smoothie for breakfast to reap the brain-boosting benefits throughout the day.
½ banana, 8 oz low-fat milk, 1 scoop 100% whey protein powder (I suggest using whey concentrate)
½ tbsp plain almond butter, 1 tbsp flaxseed meal.
Nutrition: Calories: 299; fat: 9g; carbohydrates: 33g; protein: 22g
Antioxidant Berry Smoothie
Immune-boosting antioxidants some studies suggest they can help prevent certain diseases and cell damage. This smoothie is packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries, banana and kale. It contains more calories than one should eat as a snack, so drink it as a meal replacement.
1 cup raw blueberries, ½ banana, 1 cup chopped raw kale, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 oz pea protein powder.
Nutrition: Calories: 268; fat: 2.4g; carbohydrates: 57.2g; protein: 10.4g
Good Gut Green Smoothie
The fiber, starch in bananas help healthy digestion and gut bacteria. They give smoothies a creamy texture and extra flavor. This smoothie is low in calories and makes a tasty mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
½ banana, 1 orange without the skin, 1 cup chopped kale, ¼ cup water, 1 cup ice cubes.
Nutrition: Calories: 155; fat: 1g; carbohydrates: 40g; protein: 4.8g
Immune Boosting Colada
Has only 80 calories per cup, pineapple immune boosting vitamin C. Mango also has extra vitamin C, and
½ cup frozen mango chunks, ½ cup cubed pineapple, ⅓ cup water, 1 scoop tropical or plain flavored protein powder, ½ cup ice cubes.
Nutrition: Calories: 214; fat: 3.4g; carbohydrates: 32g; protein: 16g
Potassium Avocado Smoothie
Potassium found in bananas, yogurt and avocados it can help relieve post-workout muscle cramps. Just don’t overdo it with the avocado. They’re rich in fiber and contain essential vitamins, but high in fat.
¼ avocado, ¼ banana, ¼ to ½ cup coconut water, 1/8 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, ½ tsp agave nectar, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 cup ice.
Nutrition: Calories: 166; fat: 7.6g; carbohydrates: 20g; protein: 3.75
Peanut Butter Smoothie
Tastes just like peanut butter and jelly sandwich except the ingredients are all diabetes friendly. Nut butters, like almond butter or peanut butter, are good sources of protein. Watch your portion sizes; nut butters are loaded with good fats, making them high in calories.
¾ cup fresh raspberries, 1 tbsp skim milk, 1 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter, 1 tsp honey ½ cup ice cubes.
Nutrition: Calories: 170; fat: 8.6g; carbohydrates: 20g; protein: 5.1g
Dates contain fiber; raspberries are rich in vitamin C; and cottage cheese is loaded with protein. This smoothie, low in calories, it will keep you full all morning long.
¾ cup fresh raspberries, 1 pitted date, ¼ cup fat-free cottage cheese, 21 tbsp old-fashioned rolled oats, ½ tsp honey, Pinch ground cinnamon, ½ cup ice cubes.
Nutrition: Calories: 134; fat: 1g; carbohydrates: 25g; protein: 8.4g