My Go-To Smoothie Recipe

I love smoothies. Here's why:

It's an easy way to pack in nutrients

Makes eating vegetables in the morning bearable

I can hide all my potions in it (more on this later)

It gives the digestive system a break

They're portable

They're delicious

Because of this, I have one every morning for breakfast and the number one question I get asked is "what do you put in your smoothie?" The answer is a bit of a formula, which makes it customizable to you and your preferences:

  • protein
  • fat
  • fiber
  • greens

Sound familiar? Kelly LeVeque coined this as the Fab4 smoothie and it's genius.

Here's an example of a smoothie I have most mornings. 

1 cup  almond milk - base

1 scoop of Tone It Up Protein powder - protein

1/4 frozen avocado - fat

1-2 tbs of chia seeds -fiber

1/2 cup of frozen spinach -greens

1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice

I also really like adding in bonus nutrients and toppings to my smoothie. Things like adaptogens, mushrooms, cacao nibs, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes, bee pollen. 

You may have not have even noticed, but this smoothie is fruit free. I substitute frozen banana for either frozen cauliflower of frozen zucchini. It gives the same thick and creamy consistency without the sugar. 

Use this formula and you'll stay satiated without getting bored of your breakfast.
Here are some other options to chose from:

Protein

Fat

  • 1 tbs almond butter
  • 1 tbs MCT oil
  • 1/4 cup frozen coconut meat

Fiber

  • Psyllium Husk
  • Oats

Greens

  • Kale
  • Chlorella
  • Zucchini
     

Tag me in your smoothie pics with #rtrsmoothie, I want to see your ideas!

  

Kelley Hoag