1/2 cup organic frozen/fresh blueberries
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 huuuggee handful baby spinach
1 large kale leaf (washed & de-veined)
1 (small) cucumber, or 1/2 large cucumber
1 stalk celery
1 cup water
1tsp cinnamon powder
1tsp greens powder (can omit or add sprilina, chlorella). I added Green Nutritionals- Green Superfoods
1 scoop Organic protein powder (see below for my reccomendations)
1tbsp chia seeds (can either blend or add to smoothie after.
Add all ingredients into a blender & blend on high speed until smooth. Can choose to blend chia seeds or add, as below-
Add chia seeds. If in a bowl, whisk around with a fork. Or if putting your smoothie in a jar- put lid on top and shake up. You want the chia seeds to sit for a couple of mins (the longer the better) to absorb liquid & expand.
Serve with your favourite sprinklings! You just want enough sprinklings that you can have something to chew on whilst you drink! Enjoy!
My protein powder reccommendations:
They use Native Whey protein from Grass Fed Dairy and is processed directly from the milk.
This brand is my personal favourite and i'll either choose: Bare Whey Protein Isolate or the Organic Vanilla Bean WPI
I haven't tried this range but reccommend it for it's quality. The WPI blends are sourced from Grass fed cows and all lactose free.
She also has a range of Organic Pea protein powders, which are suitable for vegans or vegetarians.
Certified Organic, raw and vegan. They contain over 80% sprouted, bio-fermented protein. A blend of 70% organic golden pea protein with 30% organic brown rice protein, blended with a range of different natural flavours.
What is the difference between WPI & WPC when looking at protein powders?:
WPI= Whey Protein Isolate
WPC= Whey Protein Concentrate
Generally with protein powders, the Isolate version will go through an extra filtering process, which will further take out fat & carbs. Both usually have very low lactose levels however, Isolates with contain the lowest amount or be lactose free.
Have a look a the range of different protein powders and see which one looks like it will suit you best!