2014-01-27 05.49.50Smoothies are a great way to start off your morning, but be careful not to use too much fruit. Topping your smoothies with crunchy protein like chia seeds that force you to chew is helpful to stimulate digestive enzymes.  As far as protein powder goes I am a big fan of the Vega Protein Powder or whey protein if you can tolerate it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups almond/cashew/coconut milk
  • 1 scoop of Vega powder
  • 2 green pears (pears are a fruit that have a low glycemic index) or 2 bananas
  • 1 bunch of kale (about 4-5 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut butter
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 avocado (and only banana instead of 2)

Optional : 1 cup Greek yoghurt or cultured coconut