- small apple
- small banana or half a large (frozen)
- 1 container of Activia vanilla yogurt (the small one)
- 1/2 teas cinnamon
- Almond milk and ice to a good consistency.
If using 3/4 cup almond milk, check out the break downs of each listed:
The one on the right is using Activia (4 oz.), the one on the left is replacing Activia(4 oz.) with protein powder. Why do this? As you will learn going forward, creating balance within meals is a key to having balanced blood sugar, reduced fat storage, satiation and more even energy levels. It is also important for active people to get enough protein. The one on the right is really high (ratio-wise) in carbs and especially sugar. Replacing the Activia reduces sugar by almost half, reduces overall carbs and increases protein. Try it and see how it tastes.
If you’re a smoothie lover and making them regularly, you don’t have to give them up or choke down disgusting tasting “chopped up salad” that tastes “like it was scraped off the top of a pond” lol. Just be sure to take a look at the overall sugar content in your smoothie…start minimizing sugary ingredients and balancing with protein powder and healthy fats.
In fact, start to minimize sugar in general. If you’re eating too much fruit, find yourself snacking on treats everyday or snooping around the kitchen after 10pm looking for a sweet fix, that’s a sign that your blood sugar is imbalanced and it is probably sabotaging your progress.
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