Smoothies are a fabulous way to get a healthy dose of fruits and vegetables in one sitting. If you are working towards a healthier lifestyle, you may find that eating “right” can be one of the biggest hurdles you face. Starting your day off with a healthy, protein filled smoothie may help you to stay on track for the rest of the day. While, there are many combinations out there, be sure to include both fruits and vegetables into your smoothie. While fruits are sweet and delicious, too many of them will leave you a sugary drink and not provide you all of the nutrients that your body is craving.
There are also many powders and spices that you can add to your smoothie for extra benefits.
Here are the “extras” that you will always find in one of my smoothie recipes and why:
Turmeric – Turmeric has so many benefits, but one of the main ones is it helps with inflammation. Since exercising is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, helping inflammation naturally is a great idea.
Cinnamon – Also many benefits, the one that you may be the most familiar with is that Cinnamon helps increase your metabolism.
Chia seeds – Chia seeds are nutritional powerhouses.
Protein Powder – Be sure to find one that is a good quality and isn’t loaded with sugar. If you are opposed to protein powder, a low-fat greek yogurt will also give you the added benefits of filling full longer.
In the smoothie recipe, I am sharing, I blended strawberries, avocado, banana, carrots, and greens. Here are what I selected those ingredients:
Avocado – In moderation, avocado is fabulous for you. They are loaded with fiber, vitamins, and the “good for you” fat.
Banana – Excellent source of potassium, which is great for helping our exercised muscles.
I enjoy using coconut water in my smoothies; it provides extra-hydration that our bodies need. Especially after a good workout.
Here is my Power Strawberry Avocado Smoothie Recipe. Be sure to comment after you try it to let me know what you think. The combinations blend perfectly into a delicious protein smoothie that you will leave you satisfied.
- 1/2 Avocado
- 4 Strawberries
- 1/2 Banana
- Handful greens – I used a spring mix, feel free to use the greens of your choice
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 teaspoon Chia Seeds
- 1 scoop Protein Powder
- 4 ice cubes
- 6 oz Coconut Water
Once you have the Power Strawberry Avocado Smoothie prepared, place them all into your favorite blending device as listed above. Blend until smooth, then enjoy immediately.
I hope you enjoy this Power Strawberry Avocado Smoothie Recipe as much as I do. I believe that starting my day with a smoothie has helped me lead a healthier lifestyle.
What is one of your favorite smoothie recipes?
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