I've been following the nutritional advice from Kelly Leveque of Body Love. Her advice is that everything you eat should include protein, fiber, fat and greens. She has a ton of smoothie recipes on her blog and in her book. As someone who never follows recipes exactly, I wanted to share this smoothie that I've been drinking every single day for the past week. I've never been a huge smoothie person. I only really like them if they are full of juice or fruit. This smoothie though, is something I could continue to drink day after day. I do love mojitos afterall! There is a lot of fat in this smoothie. Don't be afraid! Fat is your friend. It's what keeps you full and sustained with energy. The fiber that you get from the avocado helps to slow the digestion of the carbs in this recipe, making you feel full longer. One of Kelly's rules is to only include 1/4 cup of fruit. This is so that you don't spike your blood sugar which would cause insulin to store your blood sugar as fat rather than using it for fuel. I know that I have watermelon AND lime in here, but both are very low on the glycemic load chart, meaning they have little impact on your blood sugar. The Fab Four smoothie method is to include 20g of protein, 10 g of fiber, a handful of greens, 1-2 tbls fat + any superfoods.
Place everything in a blender and blend until combined.
Drink and enjoy!
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.