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Doesn’t it seem like everyone is CRAZY over smoothies these days? Green, fruit, protein you name it everyone is having them. And why not? They are easy, packed with nutrients and can be an on the go food. So, for all of you smoothie lovers, here are some simple add-ins to give your smoothie an extra health punch!
1. Chia Seeds- These little bad boys are high in omega 3 and fiber and have recently been hailed as the super seed! Be sure to buy them organic and in the refrigerated or frozen section and store them in yours. You can add these whole to your smoothie or grind them up. About 1TBS per 8-12 oz smoothie is great.
2. Non-denatured, minimally processed, grass fed whey protein powder: (whew, that’s a mouth full) This is the purest form of a protein powder you can buy! Watch out for overly processed, fake sugar enhanced types.
Provides all the essential amino acids in correct balance
Improves muscle strength
Helps with overall health and energy levels
Promotes antioxidant production (Glutathione precursors)
4. Coconut oil: This natural anti-inflamatory plant based fat is fantastic at curbing your appetite for hours! This is an excellent fat people ( I smear it on my face at night, my legs in the morn, and add to my coffee). Go read about the amazing health benefits of coconut oil here. Like all things, coconut oils are not created equal. You must buy a cold pressed, organic brand.