MY MORNING SMOOTHIE: FAB 4

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THE FAB 4 SMOOTHIE… where do I even begin about this amazing smoothie.

WELL.. if you guys follow me on my IG stories and snapchat you know that I drink this baby every morning. 

Lets back it up here, I recently found Be Well By Kelly.  @bewellbykelly on instagram and saw her Fab 4 smoothie Idea and FELL IN LOVE with her & the smoothie.  She’s so informative and knowledgeable when it comes to health.  

Her fab 4 smoothie gave me loads and loads of ideas for smoothies.  I’ve been drinking and testing out tons of different recipes all Summer long, and I’ve got one I want to share with you now!  I love this one, and hope you do too.  

So why do I love it so much?  Well, it keeps me full and satisfied longer, also starts my day off on the right foot, so I’m always reaching for good things throughout the day.  It helps control your blood sugar levels so they don’t spike soon after eating, therefore making you feel like you want all the carbs.

What does Fab 4 Smoothie mean?  

“The #bewellsmoothie is a formula to help you develop a blood sugar balancing meal replacement shake in any flavor with enough protein, fat and fiber to keep you full. Many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes are loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit. Fructose sugar stores as fat 20-30% faster than glucose. The #bewellsmoothie limits fructose to 1/4 cup. 

#FAB4Smoothie : Protein (20g min) + Fiber (10g min) + 1 Tbsp. Fat + Handful Greens + 1/4 Cup Fruit + Superfoods + Liquid

There is the formula!  I’ve followed this every single morning the whole Summer, and I can honestly tell you it works!  I used to eat breakfast and feel STARVED after an hour, now I eat and feel satisfied for a good 3-4 hours before I eat again.  

I never crave anything sugary or carby (carby?) haha yep carby.  So if you’re looking to shed some LB’S and trying to keep satisfied, try it out!  I will keep sharing my smoothie ideas with you on my stories, so make sure to follow along.

Try it for yourself & let me know how you like it!

MY FAB 4 SMOOTHIE RECIPE

1/2 unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup water

5 Ice Cubes

1 tbsp hemp seeds

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 handful kale & spinach

1/4 cup chopped strawberries

1 scoop vanilla protein (I like Orgain-plant based)

BLEND IT UP!

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Hope you guys enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  

xoxo,

SARA LYNN 

MY 3 GO TO SNACKS

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OKAY.  So heres the thing. I love my snacks, I gotta have my snacks.  I can’t go in between meals and not have something else to look forward to eat, or munch on.   The thing with me is I like EASY & EFFICIENT.  You may not know this, but I feel super lazy when it comes to making things for myself.  I mean, lets get real… who has the time to be making food all day? NOT ME.  The reason I say this is because you can ALSO eat super healthy without having to be preparing 24/7.  I like to make mine ahead of time, plus have a protein bar every now and then.  Here are my 3 GO TO’s that I reach for.

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1. RXBARS.  NO BS BARS- I love these bars because I know whats in them & know that I’m not getting anything added, like extra sugars.  You always want to read labels and make sure that the ingredients are readable.  If it starts to get to long, and you don’t know whats what.  My guess is, it’s probably not the most nutritious choice in the world.  Another thing you could do is look up the ingredient, if you really want to get into it.  But with that said, It’s not like I deprive myself from things either.  I’ll have another protein bar, like ONE bars, or FIT JOY bars.  They aren’t that bad every once in a while.  But just keep in mind of the extra sugars. 

DARK CHOCOLATE CHUNKS– To add to my number one, I also like to eat just plain dark chocolate chunks.  SO good, and it helps me feel satisfied when I’m wanting something sweet.  I’ll have a tbsp usually.   It has 7 fats, 4 protein, and 14 carbs.

 

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2. EGG WHITE CAKES– I did a post on these a while back, but I want to bring it to your attention again.  If you have a hard time hitting protein, you gotta make these!  I pre-make them every week, and put them in the fridge and just heat it up when I’m ready to eat one.  I’ll pair it with avocado and some cholula sauce!  Go check it out.

 

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3. PROTEIN TRUFFLES– I also did a post on these as well, but they need your attention again, because they’re bomb! If you missed the post, there you go.  These are also high in protein.  Think a homemade protein bar, but 10x better and more fresh.  They’re so delicious.  I pre-make these as well for a whole week, and they’re easy to grab and go.  If you just set aside an hour to prep your food for the week, you are set for the entire week.  All you have to do is grab and go!  So worth it. SO go check out those recipes!

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know how you like them.  Have a great weekend.

xox,

Sara Lynn