These Nutrient-Packed Smoothies Will Keep You Full For Hours

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When it comes to constructing the perfect smoothie, no one does it better than best-selling author, celebrity nutritionist, and mbg class instructor Kelly LeVeque. Luckily, her philosophy is also refreshingly simple: Always include greens, healthy protein and fat, and plenty of fiber, which will keep your blood sugar balanced and your metabolism working at optimal capacity as you move through your day.

But sadly, even with this helpful formula, it can be easy to fall into the trap of making the same smoothie every day. And no matter how delicious the recipe seemed on day one, by day 16 you’re probably not feeling all that inspired by it. Luckily, Kelly teamed up with NOW to create three smoothie recipes that are perfect for summer, full of high-quality ingredients, and help us keep things interesting so that we never get bored.

 

Chocolate Maca Mocha Smoothie

Calling all chocolate lovers! Having chocolate for breakfast might seem like a treat, but this smoothie is as healthy as it gets. It’s full of plant-based protein, maca—which has been used for centuries as a natural energy tonic—and organic cacao nibs for a little bit of crunch. It’s the perfect way to take advantage of the antioxidant power of chocolate, without weighing yourself down with a heavy dessert.

Ingredients:

Method: Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until fully incorporated. Serve immediately.

 

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Ah, muffins. If only they were as healthy as they are delicious. Luckily, this smoothie offers a great solution to your morning hankering for baked goods. You get the nutty flavors from almond butter, the warm vanilla from the NOW® Sports Organic Vanilla Plant Protein Powder, and the light sweetness of fresh or frozen blueberries.

Ingredients:

Method: Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until fully incorporated. Serve immediately.

 

Detox Goddess Smoothie

If you’re feeling a little bit sleepier, achier, or moodier than usual—this smoothie is the perfect way to start your day. Chock full of protein, free radical neutralizers and fiber, and it will support your body as it takes on all the toxins and stress we encounter every single day. Curcumin, the main compound found in turmeric, adds a superfood boost to help you get back on track.

Ingredients:

Method: Add all ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend on high until fully incorporated. Serve immediately.

 

Credits: Mindbodygreen.com

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