Celebrate Your Freedom With A Smoothie!
By Tammy LeBoss | thefitprofoodie.com
Ohh... It's so berry good!
This summer season, optimize on nutrient uptake. Tune in to Nature by eating food that is in season. No matter where you are in the country, it’s likely that nutritious berries are in season.
Go hunt and gather! Let summer fresh berries transport you to lush green forests, to your childhood days (or to your local farmer’s market ). Grab a partner-in-health and go berry hunting. Collect some now, freeze a batch, and reap the rewards later.
Be wild and free when you blend up this healthy, easy concoction: Remember that berries of all types are packed with high anti-oxidants and inflammation-fighting boosters.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A blender
- 1 cup seasonal fresh berries (NW blackberries are great)
- 1 scoop high-quality vanilla protein powder
- A few drops of honey
- A handful of ice
- ½ cup milk or almond milk
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth. Add filtered water to adjust thickness. Avoid insulin spikes--be sure to add at least 15-25 grams of protein (depending on body weight). Boost the power of good fats--add a teaspoon of chia seeds or flaxseed oil. Raise your healthy mug, say Salud to your health, and remind your friends that all that good things (healthy) are wild and free!