fab 4 smoothie

30 October 2017

Every morning without fail I drink my Fab 4 Smoothie. I've talked about this a couple times on Instagram so I wanted to share not only the recipe but what exactly a Fab 4 Smoothie is! 

BACKGROUND: A couple months ago I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts and Kelly LeVeque came on to talk about her new book (which you need in your life) and all things health and wellness! Ever since this podcast things have dramatically changed for me in the health department. I was trying to lose weight, it was kind of working but not really. Enter in @bewellbykelly and things started to click with me. Diets are not our friend, a HEALTHY lifestyle is. One thing that Kelly suggests starting off with to ease things into your healthier lifestyle would be to start drinking your Fab 4 Smoothie every morning! Don’t ever miss it and just by adding this small thing you’ll notice some changes. 

What is a Fab Four Smoothie you might ask? Well this is what Kelly says about it on her site: 

"The #bewellsmoothie 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 #bewellsmoothie limits fructose to 1/4 cup.”

Here is the recipe she suggests for the smoothie but I don’t usually do the fruits: 

#FAB4Smoothie : Protein (20g min) + Fiber (10g min) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid


Now for my actual recipe for the smoothie that I drink every morning: 
1 scoop of Vanilla Plant Based Protein(I use the Tone it Up) I switched to plant based, I was originally using Whey but I noticed it was making me bloated. 
Handful of Greens(I use spinach)
1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter
1 1/2 Tablespoon of Chia Seeds
1/2 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
3/4 Cup of Water
4 Ice Cubes

I drink this smoothie after I do OrangeTheory anywhere from 8-9am and it keeps me full until 12-1pm! It's so amazing because I really don't like to snack on things! The smoothie is balancing your blood sugar and that in return is what is keeping you fuller for a longer period of time.

But there you have it! I seriously love this smoothie so much, and if you're looking for a good way to start living a healthier lifestyle try starting with drinking a Fab 4 Smoothie :) 




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