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Dr. Jenna Zigler and My Green Smoothie Recipe

 

Staying on topic of nutrition. We have put together a video of what we have for breakfast and often lunch.

Dr. Jenna Zigler and My Green Smoothie Recipe Ingredients
2 bananas
1-2 handfuls of spinach
1-2 Tablespoons of seeds (ground flax seed, chia seeds, hemp seeds)
1 cup of blueberries
1-2 cups of UNSWEETENED Almond Milk
1/2 Avocado (peanut butter, almond butter)
2 scoops of Greens Powder
2 scoops of Vanilla Pea Protein
Cinnamon, Cocoa, Vanilla

Fill with rest of water

 

We started talking a little bit about diet yesterday, and we wanted to show you guys a smoothie recipe that we make for breakfast and for lunch. We share one full blender for breakfast and one for lunch. If you’re an individual just making it for yourself, you can have it for lunch and for breakfast. So first we’re going to go through what’s all in it.

First we put 2 bananas in. Next what I normally put in is unsweetened vanilla almond milk. Make sure it’s the unsweetened version because you don’t want all the extra sugar. I put about 16 ounces or so of that. Then we use ground flax seed. This is great for Omega 3’s. I really don’t measure anything, I just put it in. And then cinnamon, which is good for insulin levels. After that, we always put in some form of greens powder. So, this has alfalfa, beet root, spirulina, spinach, chlorophyll, all different types of awesome stuff and there are lots of different brands of these. We use intraNaturals which is also Nested Naturals. A serving is one scoop, so I put two in here. One for each glass. And next, the best part, is spinach. We use fresh spinach. Some people do use frozen but it’s not awesome tasting. You can also substitute kale or any other kind of greens that you want to put in there. Always use organic spinach because non-organic spinach has up to 52 different pesticides on it and organic spinach is free from all of those pesticides, so that makes a big difference especially with dry eye. I would start with spinach if you’ve never put greens in your smoothie before, because spinach actually doesn’t have a lot of taste so you won’t really notice it like you would with kale or collards.

The next thing that we always put in is plant based protein powder. This is Naked pea vanilla protein powder. We’ve also used the chocolate which is good too, but actually I prefer the vanilla. Most protein powders that we see in stores are whey protein. We don’t use that because that’s a dairy based protein and we try to stick with a plant based diet. Use two scoops of protein, one for each person or meal. I also put a little bit of vanilla extract-- it gives a little bit of vanilla taste. And then, last but certainly not the least, is little bit of extra healthy fat. Use about half an avocado for the entire blender. This not only gives you lots of good healthy fats which are awesome for dry eye, but it also makes it really creamy. So it will make your smoothie a lot less watery if you use these. The only other thing we do is add some water to thin it out a little bit. Enjoy!

 

[0:00] Introduction

[0.01] Dr. Travis introduces the simple smoothie recipe.

[0:02] We wanted to show you guys a smoothie recipe that we make for breakfast and for lunch that we share. If you’re an individual just making it for yourself, you can have it for lunch and for breakfast. So first we’re gonna go through what’s all in it.

[0:24] She’s already put 2 bananas in.

[0:27] Next what I normally put in is unsweetened vanilla almond milk.

[0:34] Make sure it’s the unsweetened version because you don’t want all the extra sugar and everything.

[0:40] I put about 16 ounces or so of that.

[0:47] Then we use ground flax seed.

[0:50] This is great for Omega 3’s.

[0:55] We really don't measure anything, we just put it in.

[1:01] And then cinnamon which is good for insulin levels.

[1:10] We always put in some form of greens powder.

[1:14] So, this has alfalfa, beet root, spirulina, spinach, chlorophyll, all different types of awesome stuff and there are lots of different brands of these.

[1:28] We use intraNaturals which is also Nested Naturals.

[1:46] And next, the best part, is spinach.

[1:51] We use fresh spinach. Some people do use frozen but it’s not awesome tasting if you use frozen so we prefer the fresh.

[2:07] You can also substitute kale or any other kind of greens that you want to put in there.

[2:11] Always use organic spinach because non-organic spinach has up to 52 different pesticides on it and organic spinach is free from all of those pesticides so that makes a big difference especially with dry eye.

[2:23] I would start with spinach if you've never put greens in your smoothie before because spinach actually don’t have a lot of taste. You won’t really notice it like you would with kale or collards.

[2:37] We always put in some plant based protein powder.

[2:42] This is Naked pea vanilla protein powder.

[2:55] Most protein powders that we see in stores are whey protein and we don’t use that because we stick with a plant-based diet.

[3:09] So there’s two scoops of protein there, one for each of us.

[3:14] I also put a little bit of vanilla extract because it gives a little bit of vanilla taste.

[3:21] And then, last but certainly not the least, is little bit of extra healthy fat, about half an avocado.

[3:35] This not only gives you lots of good healthy fats which are awesome for dry eye, but it also makes it really creamy. It will make your smoothie a lot less watery if you use these.

[3:55] The only other thing we do is we add some water to thin it out a little bit.

 

One Love,

Dr. Travis Zigler

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