Recently, I took part in a 10-day food reset called "Shred10" with a physician friend of mine. Part of the Shred was to drink 2 smoothies a day using JuicePlus Complete Protein Powder. I had already been drinking one smoothie in the morning and loving it, so I had to get creative with my smoothie recipes.
If you know me, you'll know I LOVE chocolate, but not just any chocolate - smooth, creamy, delicious chocolate.
Here's what I came up with as my most favorite smoothie recipe:
- 1 scoop Juice Plus Complete Powder
- Get yours here
- 2 cups hemp or almond milk
- 1/4 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 small avocado
- 1/2 of a medium banana
- 1 teaspoon Brain Octane oil by Bulletproof
- Can get this on Amazon or from Central Market
- 1 drop therapeutic-grade Copaiba essential oil from Young Living for digestive and
- Get yours here as part of the Premium Starter Kit
- 1 cup ice
Add all the ingredients in to a blender (powder on the bottom is best so it doesn't fly everywhere).
And enjoy this rich, creamy, anti-inflammatory smoothie. The omega-3s from the avocado, hemp/almond milk and almond butter help your brain and heart function properly and help stave off hunger. The fats in the MCT oil in Brain Octane oil do the same, so you shouldn't feel hungry for a few hours after drinking this smoothie.
Using Juice Plus Complete Powder gives you multiple servings of fruits and vegetables that you may not be getting through your diet.
Truth is, only 1 in 10 Americans gets the recommended 3-5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily!
And Juice Plus has been studied clinically for improving bridging this gap in nutrients - www.juiceplus.com/us/en/clinical-research/clinical-research.
Don't forget to let me know what you think of my recipe and/or your favorite smoothie recipe. I'm all ears! :-)
Dr. Maltz earned a Medical Degree and Master in Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX. She completed a combined Internal and Preventive Medicine Residency at UTMB in June, 2011. She then completed a 2-year Integrative Medicine Fellowship at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT, during which she simultaneously underwent an intensive 1000-hour curriculum created by The University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Program founded by Dr. Andrew Weil.