As summer continues to bring on the heat, smoothies are a delicious way to cool down. While the lines at many popular smoothie vendors grow longer, the average bought smoothie can cost you around 500 calories and $5.00 - ouch! Also, most smoothies don't come close to delivering a good morning fiber fix (don't be fooled by those "fiber boosts" most smoothie shops offer, since they're processed fibers with questionable benefits!).
My advice: Skip the long lines and overpriced caloric takeout options - and make your own for just over two bucks! You will score the real deal when it comes to fiber, omega-3s and protein while keeping calories in check.
A.M. Body Fuel Smoothie
• 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
• 2 tablespoons vanilla-flavored organic hemp protein powder
• 1 tablespoon white chia seeds
• 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
• 1/2 frozen banana
Total: 250 calories, 15.5 grams of fiber
Blend the ingredients together until smooth.