While much of the Generator Method is related to fitness, this month I’d like to discuss the part that relates to nutrition. A dialed-in nutrition plan can be something that is so difficult to nail down and is sometimes difficult to navigate without a nutrition coach or other expert. When I’m feeling confused about what to eat to help fuel my body the best way I can, my go-to is a smoothie — since I know the chances of me screwing it up are far less than with any other meal!
While smoothies may have gotten a bad rap in recent years from added sugars and scoops of ice cream, a smoothie (read on for the recipe) can add a ton of health benefits to your daily routine.
I drink a smoothie every single day. Why? Because like most of you, I’m busy and can’t spend a lot of time cooking, yet I want to make sure I’m eating as healthy as I can. Smoothies are the quickest and easiest way to squeeze in a nutritious, vitamin-packed, healthy meal. Smoothies are also an easy way to add ingredients you otherwise may not think or want to eat, or are easier consumed blended.
Not all smoothies are healthy, but I make sure that mine provide as much nutrition as I can pack into a single serving. Even my family drinks and enjoys them, too! I promise, they are delicious.
Not only is it tasty, but this particular blend will provide natural energy, fight inflammation, boost the immune system and is loaded with antioxidants.
While your social media feeds may be flooded with healthy, creamy looking smoothies, they’ve always had popularity for some solid, justified reasons.
While some of the components of my smoothies vary from day to day, there are three ingredients I never leave out.
This can be a combo of spinach, kale and mixed greens — really, it’s whatever I have in the house, but leafy greens provide the base for my smoothies. The more the better!
Leafy greens are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with so many nutrients our bodies need:
Do you add chia seeds to your smoothies? If not, you definitely should. Chia seeds provide a massive amount of nutrients with very little calories.
A one-ounce serving of chia seeds is high in antioxidants and contains:
Finally, similar to the leafy greens, whatever I have on-hand goes into my smoothies, but I always add a handful of these nutritious powerhouse fruits.
In addition to being an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber and folate, berries also provide several other benefits:
This smoothie is so nutritious — and so delicious! Green smoothies are a great way to increase your fruit and vegetable intake and add some superfoods to your daily diet.