My favorite go-to smoothie is a healthy berry smoothie in the morning. It’s so smoothie rich and creamy in color and taste. In addition, I love adding berries to my smoothies because they are low in sugar, high in fiber, and a great source of protein.
Berry Smoothie Ingredients
On most days, I apply the #bewellsmoothie formula created by holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque. This healthy berry smoothie keeps me full for about 2-3 hrs until lunch. My healthy berry smoothie includes 6 simple ingredients – berries, water or almond milk, greens, almond butter, ground flaxseeds, and organic hemp vanilla protein powder. Note: If you’re looking for a vegan protein power be sure to look at the ingredients list and ensure there is no whey protein listed. I have come across whey protein on products listed as vegan. Note: Whey comes from cow milk.
What is the #bewellsmoothie formula?
The Fab Four Smoothie is a formula to help you develop a blood sugar balancing meal replacement shake in any flavor with enough protein, fat, and fiber to keep you full. Many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars, and smoothie recipes are loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit. Fructose sugar stores as fat 20-30% faster than glucose. The #fab4smoothie limits fructose to 1/4 cup!Source: bewellbykelly.com
Protein (20g min) + Fiber (10g min) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid.
I love that smoothies are so easily customizable. Feel free to use a protein, fiber, greens, superfood, fruit, and liquid you like best. If you’re sugar-free, just omit the fruit. For a little more sweetness, you can add dates, stevia, or maple syrup. Yep, It’s that simple.
For more on nutritionist Kelly LeVeque and her Fab Four Smoothie formula check out her site at bewellbykelly.com.
Feel free to check out my recipe page for more delicious recipes.
Healthy Berry Smoothie
- 1 handful of arugula or greens of your choice
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1/4 cup raspberries + blueberries
- 1/2 cup water add more if needed
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until you reach your desired consistency.