Lean & Green Smoothie

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When putting together a low-sugar smoothie, you need to get your sources from “naturally occurring sugars from antioxidant-rich fruits, like berries or raw cacao, which has minerals, fiber, flavonols, and polyphenols,” says Kelly LeVeque holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach. “I limit fruit to ¼ cup or 1 serving.” Focus on protein, fiber, and fat instead.

By limiting your shakes to one carb source, that also has a fair amount of fiber, you’ll keep blood sugar levels balanced.

This green smoothie recipe below—from LeVeque’s new book Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Foreveris a prime example of how to add the right amount of fruit.

Nutritional information (per serving):

  • 10g fat
  • 27g carbs
  • 18g fiber
  • 30g protein

Prep time

5 min.

  • 1 serving organic pea protein
  • ¼ avocado
  • 1 Tbsp organic acacia fiber powder
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • ½ green apple
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until fully incorporated.