Start Your Day with A Protein filled Glass of Smoothie

Written by Tracy Shaw
Start Your Day with A Protein filled Glass of Smoothie

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 seedsChia 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.

Strawberries Smoothy

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.

Strawberries – Not only do they taste great, but they are an excellent source of vitamin C and are filled with antioxidants.

Carrots – They are loaded with vitamin A and is also linked to preventing cancer, giving you healthier looking skin and aids in digestion.

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
Avocado Smoothy

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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This Article Has Been Published on June 24, 2017 and Last Modified on October 1, 2018

Tracy has been married for 15 years and has children. Tracy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources and worked at a Worldwide Staffing Firm as a Branch Manager before deciding to stay home with her children. Since then she is loving the adventures of being home, enjoying a journey to a healthier life, writing a lifestyle blog, running, Jazzercising, creating smoothies, cooking fun and most-of-the-time healthy meals, and every now and then she likes to sit down with a good book. Find Tracy on her blog Having Fun Saving & Cooking and follow on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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