The addition of the almonds and coconut oil help to balance out the nutritional profile be adding protein and fat. The fruits and vegetables provide plenty of healthy carbohydrates, so the protein and fat are needed to delay and reduce the blood sugar spike that usually follows drinking a juice.
This is a zesty and refreshing way to start the day and to boost the protein and healthy fat content even further, serve it with a boiled egg.For those who train in the morning, I would suggest that you add some pea protein to the smoothie to further enhance protein content to support muscle recovery and growth. Why pea protein? I would normally recommend whey protein, however I find the dairy based protein powders do not blend well in juice based smoothies.
- • 1/2 blood orange peeled
- • 1/4 cup raspberries frozen
- • 1/2 cucumber
- • 1/4 lemon peeled
- • handful baby kale leaves
- • handful mint leaves
- • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- • 1 tablespoon almonds or almond butter
- Place all the ingredients in the blender and process until smooth.