This recipe is fits perfectly into a low glycemic lifestyle/diet and tastes so great your whole family will enjoy it along with you! The serving information below is based on this recipe divided into 12 servings.
I have a lot of fun creating new smoothie recipes and my "Morning Matcha Green Chia Smoothie" has become one of my all time favs! It gives me that extra boost of healthy caffeine while also satiating me throughout the morning.
The Foundation of a Perfect Smoothie recipe:
I always start with 6 large ice cubes in my magic bullet cup and add just enough filtered water to cover the ice cubes. It all depends on your preferences, but I like my smoothies thick like a Wendy's frosty so I don't add a lot of liquid. I then add 2 scoops of MySmart Shake Whey Protein base made by USANA. Their Protein Bases come in Plant, Whey and Soy options. They have clean ingredients, no added sugars, are gluten free, low glycemic and Keto friendly and Paleo friendly. USANA MySmart Shakes also supply a healthy ratio of fat from coconut oil, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates, to help meet your daily macronutrient needs.
After the Smoothie Foundation it's all about Customization!
You can add things like frozen fruit, spinach, dark chocolate and peanut butter, hemp hearts ...the list is endless. USANA has some delicious flavour optimizers in their MySmart Shake line as well as a high quality protein booster for people who want more than the 18 grams per serving the base provides PLUS a fiber booster that provides and extra 12 grams of fibre on top of the 8 grams per serving of each protein base.
Morning Matcha Green Chia Smoothie Recipe:
Give it a try or personalize it as you please! Let me know in the comment below what you think of this recipe or share one of your personal favs!
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For quick healthy snacks I often grab a handful of almonds. Today I was craving something a lil extra sweet & salty, so I decided to make my own Honey Roasted Almonds. Yum..... They hit the spot and kept me on track with my healthy lifestyle program.
Sea Salt & Honey Roasted Almonds are quick and easy to make and have have 3 simple ingredients with a host of health benefits:
Pre-Heat Oven to 350°
In a glass bowl, Mix 1 Tbsp of Raw Honey with 130 raw almonds until evenly covered. (If your honey is solid like mine, warm it up a little first)
Spread the Honey Glazed Almonds out onto a baking sheet covered with tin foil.
Grind a bit of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt over the mixture to taste.
Place in the oven for about 10 minutes. Then remove from heat let cool.
Makes 10 - 86 Cal Servings of 13 Almonds (equal to a small handful)
Prep time: 25 minutes Yield: Serves 5
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