The thing about cutting weight is that you have to eat an absurd amount of food, but it all has to be stupid healthy. I mean, yesterday, I had some popcorn and overnight I gained 2lbs in water weight. Salt, man. It'll getcha.
Hence why this morning, I made this beauty!
- 1 c vanilla soymilk
- 1 c frozen, cut strawberries
- 3 c spinach
- 1.5 oz avocado
- 1 tsp stevia
- .5 c dried egg white protein
- 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- .5 c blueberries
- 1 pluot
Blend the first 6 items in a high-speed blender until it's nice and smooth, then sprinkle the last three parts on top! The thing about egg white protein is that it's a weird taste. I'll be honest. But, you can use a different protein powder, whatever suits your fancy!
The nutrition breakdown of key ingredients:
- Spinach: This is a no brainer. We all know it's stupid good for us, but here's the quick facts. It supports bone health and contains anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. Popeye knew what was up, eat yo' spinach.
- Pumpkin seeds: I am obsessed with these little guys! They are packed full of zinc, magnesium, manganese (which helps control blood sugar) and plenty of antioxidants. They're nutty and delicious and full of healthy omega-6 fatty acids, which help control diabetes and heart disease.
- Berries: Blueberries and strawberries are filled with vitamin C, vitamin K and antioxidants. They also contain less sugar than fruits like bananas and apples, which are a starch-based sugar.
- Avocado: Ah, the national fruit of basic bitches everywhere. It's delicious and boast a wide range of health benefits. However, just like anything with a nutritionally-dense make up, they need to be eaten in small portions. You can have too much of this good thing.
- Egg white protein: The reason I have to use this is because it has zero fat and a ridiculous amount of protein. Not only that, egg whites are full of potassium, which is essential in muscle repair and recovery. Like I said, the taste takes some getting used to, but the health benefits are tremendous. Especially if you're on a low-fat high-carb diet like myself.
623 calories; 53g protein; 50g carbs, 28g sugar; 26g fat, 11g polyunsaturated, 20g monounsaturated; 2,385mg potassium; 182% DV of vitamin A; 156% DV of vitamin C; 46% DV of calcium; 41% DV of iron
So there you have it! This breakfast keeps me filled for several hours, is filled with essential vitamins and minerals, and most importantly, tastes great. Blend up and enjoy!
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