Green Smoothie - All Day Energy
Delicious Green Smoothie! All Day Energy from Raw Alkaline Greens, Vitamins, Minerals, Antioxidants, Healthy Fats & Blood-Sugar Balancing Ingredients.
Consuming a diet rich in healthy fats (including the medium-chain fatty acids from coconut oil – these are metabolised differently by going straight to the liver from the digestive tract to be used directly as a source of energy).
While protein does not directly lead to energy production, the combination of protein with fats and fibre is the combination to keep you feeling fuller for longer, leading to less unhealthy snacking, which leads to blood sugar spikes.
By feeling satiated throughout the day you are much more likely to have a consistent energy level.
Fibre helps slow the breakdown of and absorption of sugar from high carb/high GI foods.
Blood Sugar Balance
Having a balanced blood sugar level is critical to having sustained energy.
Foods that lead to a strong, fast blood sugar peak after consumption are called high glycemic index foods. These foods may give a quick burst of energy for the first hour or so after eating them, but research shows that this energy burst often goes down just as quickly, resulting in a slump or low energy feeling within a couple of hours after the meal.
This smoothie is packed with low-glycemic index foods.
These foods release energy slowly, resulting in a smaller change in the blood sugar level and a steadier, longer lasting feeling of energy.
Imagine consuming this smoothie every day!
You can see why this smoothie will leave you feeling great with all-day-energy.
1/2 a ripe avocado
2 tsp Green Delight, Instant Green Juice
1 Tbsp Lush Protein Powder
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1 Tbsp soaked almonds
1 Tbsp soaked cashews
1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp Chia Protein (alternatively: Chia seeds)
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend at a high speed until smooth.