Fuel For Your Body

With this fast paced world we live in, most of us don’t have more than 5 or 10 minutes for breakfast or lunch! Here’s a little background on me, I used to work in corporate America. During that time I woke up at 6 AM, was out the door by 6:30 and walking in the door at work by 7:15-30 AM (that LA commute is a real thing). I would be bogged down with meetings and emails and lucky if I actually got time to eat breakfast and lunch! I didn’t want to compromise my health by not eating anything. I soon learned that smoothies were the absolute best way to nourish my body and give it fuel without taking time away from work. The night before I would make a large smoothie with fruits, nuts, seeds, protein powders and greens. The next day, I would just throw it in my bag and store it in the work fridge ready to be consumed! After drinking it I felt so rejuvenated and energized, it completely helped me be more productive!

My best tip…

My best tip for people who don’t have much time but care about their health? SMOOTHIES! That’s why I created a really simple and delicious smoothie recipe for you to try out next time you’re crunched on time. It will leave you feeling satiated and energized so you can take care of your family, be productive at work or crush that gym session. 

This smoothie contains bananas which are an amazing source of potassium! Potassium helps move waste out of our cells, and nutrients into our cells. Peanut butter is made from peanuts (obviously), it contains zinc which also helps us cope with stress and provides us with sustained energy. Cinnamon thins the blood and provides sweetness without compensating the nutrition. Dates provide us with fiber. Last but not least, I use Nature’s Greens collard greens in this smoothie because they are one of the best sources of vitamin c, they help boost the immune system and provide a high source of antioxidants which help reduce inflammation and keep your skin glowing!

Ingredients

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1/2 large frozen banana

1/2 cup of almond milk (any plant based milk will work)

1/2 cup cold water

2 large handfuls of Natures Greens collard greens

2 tbsp peanut butter

1 tbsp ground flaxseeds

1 scoop of collagen or vanilla protein powder (optional)

1 pitted date

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2-3 ice cubes

Directions

Blend all of the ingredients together in a high powered blender until smooth. Add more or less water depending on how thick you want the smoothie. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge in a shaker bottle to consume the next day!