The Slim Smoothie

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I like to sip on this smoothie at breakfast when I’m feeling like I need something  light but energizing and filling. It’s very rich in protein and some healthy fat and low carb which is especially beneficial for weight loss because it won’t cause a dramatic increase in insulin (and cortisol) levels — this will help prevent fat storage and an energy crash leading to cravings later on in the day. According to Dr. Natasha Turner (the hormone whisperer),  eating a protein-rich breakfast while minimizing starch is essential for hormonal balance and fat loss. Of course, I recommend adding variety to your weekly meals so a bowl of fibrous, protein-enriched porridge once or twice per week also has its benefits. The cinnamon and nutmeg add a delicious spiciness to an otherwise simple smoothie. Cinnamon is also a blood sugar stablizer which is another reason why this smoothie is so slimming! 

Slim Smoothie (high protein, low carb)
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  2. 1 handful walnuts (about 10 pieces)
  3. 1 handful almonds (preferably soaked, about 10 pieces)
  4. 2 tsp hemp seeds
  5. 2 tsp ground flax
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/2 banana
  8. 2-3 drops liquid stevia
  9. 1 scoop organic, grass-fed whey powder or
  10. plant-based protein powder of your choice
  11. 1 cup ice (optional)
Instructions
  1. Simply place all ingredients in a blender and enjoy!
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  • Jasmine Jordan

    Sounds amazing! I have a question though. Are the measurements right for this to all be one serving? 1/2 c each for walnuts and almonds? Calculated the calories (because I am trying to lose weight) and it’s almost 1000 for this one serving!

    • shelivesclean

      Hi Jasmine! Good eye! Yes, that’s supposed to read 1/4 cup each of almonds and walnuts (about 1 handful or 10 each). x

      • Jasmine Jordan

        Thanks!!