My goal with breakfast is to deliver my body enough fuel to get me to my next meal, ensuring my blood sugar doesn’t drop. The quick lesson here is to make sure your smoothie has fat, fiber and protein— this is essential for stamina, blood sugar and mood balance. Combining these three macronutrients will also help you avoid an insulin spike and fall, which would leave you hungry and less energized an hour after breakfast. I love this refreshing summer smoothie for following through with this lesson— it gets the job done— keeping me upbeat and fueled so I can make things happen. What’s in your morning smoothie?
Raspberry-MInt Summer Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen raspberries (fiber)
1 serving of Pure Paleo vanilla protein powder by Designs for Health (protein)
1 tablespoon ground flax (fiber)
1 tablespoon coconut oil (fat)
Small handful of fresh mint or 1 tablespoon
1 cup of unsweetened coconut almond milk (I love freshly made coconut almond milk by MilkMan available on GoodEggs)