A Protein-Packed Strawberry Basil Smoothie
Editor’s note: This post comes to us courtesy of Los Angeles–based certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and health coach Kelly LeVeque of Be Well by Kelly.
Studies have confirmed that women who start their day with protein feel more relaxed throughout the day and eat less overall. This strawberry basil #beWELLsmoothie helps you start the day right, supports the immune system, balances blood sugar, and increases insulin sensitivity. At BeWELL, we monitor the fruit in our smoothies to limit fructose (1/4 to 1/2 a cup depending on goals/lifestyle). The BWS also feeds your microbiome with fibrous chia seeds and ensures you get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. I love the fresh flavor of strawberry and basil—just don’t expect this one to look crimson red.
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Add ice and blend to cool. (Tip: You don’t need a high-speed blender if you blend the ingredients together first and then add ice at the end.)