I have always struggled with eating veggies. I like carrots…. with ranch. That is the extent of what my veggie intake looks like. You know how you know you should be eating certain things but don’t? Yup me too. I can tell a difference in my energy when I am lacking something in my diet. I always track my macros religiously and it was no surprise I lacked in fiber. I always pay attention to my protein, carbs, and fats, and never worried about one of the most important parts, micronutrients They play a huge role in your bodies operating, vitamins and minerals aka micronutrients are essential to living a healthy lifestyle.
Because I suck at eating veggies knowing how beneficial they are, I make sure to take my Opti Greens every night that is a game changer for my bloating, and digestion, it has 11 servings of veggies, I highly recommend taking it.
Since I started working with a nutrition coach, she recommended starting slow and adding in more veggies to my diet. I started adding spinach to my daily protein shake. I always drink a protein shake for lunch just because it tastes great and is convenient. I wrote a blog post about when to use a protein shake if you want to check it out. Plus I knew there was no way I was going to be able to eat that much spinach if it wasn’t blended into a shake.
To my surprise it was actually unrecognizable when I tried it. I added 1 scoop of my Level 1 Ice cream Sandwich protein powder because it is the sweetest flavor and great for mixing into smoothies. I also added in some chia seeds to get my fats up, they add a little bit of texture but nothing to crazy. Mix that up in a blender with some almond milk and bam, a spinach filled smoothie where you can’t even taste it, winning in my eyes!
Smoothie Recipe I did-
8oz of unsweetened original almond milk
1 handful of ice cubes
2 tbsp of chia seeds
1 scoop level 1 Ice cream Sandwich protein powder
2 handfuls of fresh spinach