I’m big on clean eating, but when I don’t have time to make anything first thing in the morning I rely on protein powders.
Enter: Sun Warrior. I heard of this brand a while ago but just recently decide to try it as I know its primarily rice protein powder.
The Vanilla Warrior Blend was what I dove into as it usually seems to be my favourite flavour when it comes to protein powders overall. For us, non-athletes :), this protein powder gives you energy for the day, it keeps you full, and balances blood sugar. The best part is its sugar-free!
Building your smoothie
Once you’ve got your protein base it’s time to increase the nutrient factor.
I recommend that smoothies be equal portions of greens and fruit to maximize nutrients. If you’re a green drinker like myself, you can add more greens than fruits. My favorite smoothie is actually made up of spinach, parsley and kale. For fruit, add in your favourites — most fruits work, but my favourites are strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries for their major antioxidant potential. If I’m drinking this before a workout I’ll throw in a banana to the mix. Now we can’t forget the healthy fats, these will add energy and stabilize the blood sugar, my favourite fats to use are almond butter and coconut oil. Smooties, when made correctly can fill you up real quickly and the reason why some people may feel hungry shortly after drinking a smoothie for breakfast is due to the fact they don’t have enough healthy fat and protein in their blended drink!
So there you have it! Super simple, right? Here’s my recipe. Try it and let me know how great you feel!
1 cup spinach
Small handful of blueberries and blackberries
1 mall banana
1/2 cup of kale
1 scoop Sunwarrior Warrior Blend
1 tbsp raw organic coconut oil
1 tbsp raw almond butter
1 tsp chia seeds
Blend and enjoy!