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Chocolate Almond Butter Crunch Fab 4 Smoothie

This is for all of the chocolate lovers out there. Not only is this smoothie decadent from the cacao nibs but it gives you the perfect crunch to satisfy your sweet tooth. Trust me, it’ll be one the whole family will enjoy! I try to keep my pantry and freezer stocked with smoothie essentials to fit my family’s cravings - from things like cacao nibs to a variety of protein powders, I like to be prepared. What I always recommend to my clients is to have protein powders with flavors they truly enjoy, which is why I suggest keeping a vanilla and chocolate protein on hand as they will influence your smoothie flavor but you can make so many different...

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Green Ginger Fab 4 Smoothie

I love starting my day with a super green smoothie and this Green Ginger Smoothie definitely fits the bill!  Ginger is known for suppressing nausea, especially during morning sickness. It’s also thought to improve inflammatory conditions, play a role in blood sugar control, and support digestion - all benefits that fit nicely into the Fab 4 world!  Speaking of blood sugar control, I’ve been so impressed with just how balancing my daily Fab 4 Smoothies are and I’ve been able to see that in action thanks to my continuous glucose monitor (CGM), Levels. Levels makes it so easy to track my blood sugar and see how the foods I eat impact my blood sugar in real time with their easy...

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A Fiber Filled Fab Four Smoothie

If you’re looking to up your fiber game, look no further than this fiber-packed Super Seed Fab 4 Smoothie! It’ll also give you a hefty, plant-based dose of protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied for up to 6 hours!  Nuts and seeds are a staple in my diet. As I mentioned, they provide protein, fat, and fiber so they make for a great addition to any meal. I also recommend them as a bridge snack and love nuts like pistachios that make you work a bit to get to the good part - that can slow you down and help keep your snacking in check.  Whether your nut intake comes mostly from nut butters or you like a...

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6 Most Commonly Asked Questions

Here are my responses to the 6 most commonly asked questions!How often should I eat?  We’ve been told by many a diet book, blog and trainer that we should eat every three to four hours. But why? Well, on average your blood sugar rises when you eat and falls three hours later. But this advice doesn’t take into account what you ate or how much, the time of day, where your blood sugar started, or your insulin and cortisol levels. What about glucagon, the hormone that releases stored blood sugar? Why would we have such a hormone if we’re never going to use it? Digestion is work for our bodies; it takes a lot of time and energy to break down food into molecules that we can then absorb and utilize. When...

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Brainiac Fab Four Smoothie

This powerful smoothie includes some of the most brain-healthy plant-based foods found in nature. PREP TIME 3 minutes TOTAL TIME 5 minutes SERVINGS 1 Servings FREEZER FRIENDLY No Ingredients 1 scoop vanilla Be Well by Kelly protein powder 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/4 avocado 1 tablespoon chia seeds Small handful of spinach Small handful of baby kale 1/4 cup blueberries 1-1/2 cups walnut milk   Directions Place all ingredients into a high-powered blender. Blend to desired consistency.

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