The New Year Intermittent Fasting Challenge starts on MONDAY, January 2nd!! Today, I'm sharing with you a brand new smoothie recipe that you can use throughout the Challenge ~ all that protein, fat and fiber goodness to help you achieve your weight loss and wellness goals.
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Today's Raspberry Lemon Zest Smoothie is loaded with flavor and packs in a whopping 25 grams of fiber from whole food sources. That's more than what most people eat in a day. I developed this smoothie to use natural sources of fiber (no fiber supplements here!). Basil seeds have double the fiber of chia seeds and raspberries come in at 8 grams of fiber per cup. Using cacao nibs as the topping adds a whopping 4.5 grams of fiber to this meal.
The huge boost of fiber is an excellent resource to support phase 3 liver detox ~ which can be quite useful after the holiday sugary indulgences!
Because the fiber content is so high, this smoothie is a bit thicker than my usual recipes. So if you like it on the thinner side, try adding an extra few ounces of liquid.
Scroll down for the smoothie recipe!
Raspberry Lemon Zest Smoothie
10 oz. coconut milk
1 scoop Autumn's Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 cup greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. almond buter
2 Tbsp. edible basil seeds (THIS is the brand I used)
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 lemon, juiced and zested
1 Tbsp. cacao nibs (for topping)
Add all ingredients (except for the cacao nibs) in a blender and blend until smooth. Top with cacao nibs.