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If you aren’t adding frozen bananas to your smoothies then you are 100% missing out. For a long time I didn’t enjoy adding banana to my own smoothies and I honestly can’t tell you why right now. Ever since I began adding frozen bananas I find myself craving smoothies a lot more often now. In the past I always threw in frozen berries, which is delicious, don’t get me wrong, but there is something so satisfying about how creamy smoothies turn out with this new recipe I have been following for the past few months.
I was watching Sam Ozkural’s Youtube Channel some time ago and I was watching how she made her daily smoothies and learned that she loves following the Fab 4 Smoothie which is made up of four main components: fats, protein, fiber and greens. I also decided to switch from vanilla protein powder to chocolate which was HUGE. No idea how or why it took me so long to hop on the chocolate protein powder bandwagon. I have loved using Tone It Up protein powder for years, and now having tried their chocolate flavor I can honestly say it’s probably one of the best chocolate protein powders I have tried to date.
CHOCOLATE PROTEIN POWDER
I choose a plant based, gluten free and non-GMO pea protein powder. Tone It Up is one of my favorites because I love the way it tastes and I love the price point as well. I get mine at my local Target for $23.99, I love this because I don’t make a smoothie every single day so a container will usually last me about a month.
RAW ORGANIC SPINACH
Spinach is one of my favorite veggies to add to smoothies. It doesn’t have a very overpowering taste when blended in with other ingredients yet is still packs a lot of nutritional value. Spinach is packed with vitamins such as vitamin K (which is great for bone health), vitamin A, vitamin B2 and vitamin C. Spinach also includes folate and is a good source of magnesium and iron.
I will never NOT add frozen bananas to my smoothies at this point. It is so easy to prep and it’s a great way to not let bananas go bad at the same time. We all love eating bananas here at our house and we always ended up with rotten bananas. What I do now is freeze half the bunch for my smoothies and the other half we enjoy for snacking. Bananas have so many health benefits and they are a great source of energy too. Bananas are a great source of vitamin A, magnesium and potassium. They may also aid with digestion health, blood pressure and heart health. Frozen bananas are a great way to make creamy smoothies and make them cold without needing to use ice!
Flax seeds are LOADED with nutrients. They are a great source of Omega-3 fats, fiber, protein, B-vitamins, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and so much more. I love adding flax seeds to my smoothies because they are super easy to get at any store, they are always affordable and they blend in super well all while offering the amazing health benefits listed above.