A New Year calls for a New Years Resolution Smoothie Recipe!
Just like Christmas, New Years went by in a flash and I almost blinked and missed it. I’m still in denial that it’s gone. But like most things in life, life goes on, so I’m doing my due diligence and making resolutions for the new year.
I know I’m probably going to get a huge eye roll after I say this, but like most people one of my resolutions is to lose weight. It’s not that uncommon for weight gain to happen especially during the holidays. If you managed to get through unscathed, please tell me your secret.
Moving forward with the resolution of losing weight, I’ve joined a gym and started a healthy eating plan. I don’t do diets because they never work for me. Actually I’m pretty sure they don’t work for a lot of people because diets are designed to fail. Diets are short term and our goals are to keep weight off forever, so as you can see these two don’t fit well which is why I never do them.
Although, I am making a conscious effort to monitor everything that I put into my body. Once you start paying close attention to the things you put into your body, you start to notice the havoc your wreaking on it. Sugar, Carbs, Gmo’s, etc…
That’s why I’m starting to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle instead of going on a diet. It’s more attainable and better for you. My focus for my new lifestyle is plant based, healthy fats and carbs and no sugar or dairy. That’s not that hard right?
Cutting to the chase, the reason I’m doing this post is to share with you one of my favorite recipes for a healthy lifestyle. It’s a delicious green smoothie with all natural ingredients and it tastes good too!
There are a lot of great reasons to love this and other smoothies. Not only are they great for your health and well being but they also help shed pounds quicker than any diet program. This particular smoothie has spinach, avocados, bananas, protein powder, and coconut milk with a few added extras to sweeten it up a bit (naturally) and also smoothes up the texture.
Avocados are loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids as well as having an abundance of nutrients such as vitamin k and c and it also contains more potassium than a banana. Crazy right?
You probably already know all the benefits associated with spinach but I’ll list them anyway. Of course you’ve probably heard before that spinach is high in iron, but did you know it’s packed with many other benefits such as protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and K and calcium and potassium. It’s also low in fat and even lower in cholesterol! Win!
Instead of boring you with the science of it all I will finish off this post by saying that I love this recipe and don’t be put off by the green color or the fact that you’ve heard green smoothies’ taste bad because I promise you that is not the case for this smoothie. I seriously recommend giving it a try!
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- 1 heaping scoop of whey protein
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 banana
- 2 heaping tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
- Two Handfuls of spinach
- Measure out the ingredients first.
- Put all ingredients into a some sort of mixer (I used a blender for this recipe)
- Blend the ingredients on the chop setting of your mixer so that all the ice is nice a broken up.
- Then your done!
- Garnish with any toppings you want!