Updated: Aug 15
The Spring Intermittent Fasting Challenge starts on Monday, March 22nd!! It's time to spring clean... our GI tract! 😉 If you haven't already joined in, head over HERE for the deets!
One of my favorite things about the Intermittent Fasting Challenges is the emphasis on eating satiating meals that actually taste good. If you aren't loving what you're eating, you're probably not going to stick with your meals for very long. So the goal is to not only eat meals you LOVE, but to also optimize the ingredients that support sustainable energy levels and allow the body to more easily tap into fat burning mechanisms.
Today's free smoothie recipe can be used throughout the Spring Intermittent Fasting Challenge and pairs perfectly with the Complete Intermittent Fasting Bundle protocols. As always, the emphasis is on high quality sources of protein to boost the satiety hormone peptide YY; fats to promote the release of CCK and make you feel satisfied for multiple hours after the meal; and of course fiber to help slow the release of nutrients into the blood supply and help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Scroll down for this DELISH smoothie recipe! (And don't forget to join the Spring Intermittent Fasting Challenge HERE!)
Chocolate Covered Almond Smoothie
8-12 oz. unsweetened coconut (from a carton) or almond milk (you can make my homemade coconut milk in 5 minutes with THIS recipe)
1 serving Autumn's Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 frozen banana OR 1/2 cup frozen cauliflower rice (for a lower sugar content)
1 Tbsp. almond butter
1 Tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-2 tsp. slivered almonds
1-2 tsp. cacao nibs
Blend all ingredients, except for the toppings, until smooth.
Top with optional toppings for an extra crunch.