I have an entire cabinet filled with smoothie ingredients. No, not because I think I’m fancy…it’s because I can never find the time to waltz around the kitchen and prepare a breakfast that involves cooking of any kind. I’m one who sleeps in as late as possible (currently trying to change this situation, but more on that another day).
I need something quick, healthy, and efficient in the morning, and this smoothie checks all of the boxes. I bought Body Love by Kelly LeVeque about a year ago, and love her advice on smoothies, AKA the FAB FOUR SMOOTHIE.
Wait, what is the fab four smoothie?
The fab four smoothie includes: fiber, greens, protein, & healthy fat.
The Fab Four Smoothie will keep you full for HOURS. Like 4-6 hours. Amazing, right? We’ve all been in that place where you’re STARVING by the time 12 pm hits, and all you want to do is stuff your face when your blood sugar drops. Not with this smoothie.
Let’s get into the recipe…
+ 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
+ 1 Tablespoon flax seeds
+ 1.5 Tablespoons raw almond butter
+ Handful (at least 1.5 cups of spinach)
+ Pinch of cinnamon
+ Pinch of raw cacao chips
+ Lots of ice and some water
♡ Directions: Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender. I always drink my smoothies out of an Ello cup and a stainless steel straw. I discovered this cup after Jessica Alba recommended it! Love it so much, and love that it comes in a hot pink color.
et’s talk more about ingredients. The above smoothie includes the Fab Four, but you can mix it up however you like. I prefer raw almond butter for my healthy fat, but you could use coconut oil, peanut butter, or avocado.
As for greens, use whatever you like! I am personally not a fan of spinach on its own, but the taste is so mild in a smoothie. I pile in as much as I can/whatever will fit in the blender. It’s such an easy way to get those greens in!
Do you have smoothie suggestions? Please share! Let me know how you like it if you try this recipe!