Start your day with a bright lemon smoothie packed with protein that will get your digestion off on the right foot and keep you nourished until lunch.
This smoothie packs a slew of nutrition into one little drink and will keep you going until lunch time rolls around. Greek yogurt, such as Chobani, has almost twice the protein, half the sodium and half the carbohydrates as a non-Greek yogurt, plus plenty of calcium, and helps maintain a healthy digestive system and boosts the immune system. The banana adds much needed potassium to maintain a normal blood pressure, fiber to help decrease the risk of heart disease and the few calories of fat it contains helps to block the absorption of cholesterol.
If you’ve read my post on Lemon Water you will remember all the benefits of adding it to your morning routine. Just know that it is a great fruit for dieters, reducing hunger cravings due to its pectin fiber, providing energy and aiding in the reduction of inflammation by removing uric acid from the joints.
The best part? This smoothie can be prepped in a container the night before and simply blend in the morning.
- ½ cup milk (I use almond milk)
- 1 6-oz container lemon-flavored Greek yogurt (I love Chobani)
- 1 lemon, peeled & seeded
- 1 banana, frozen
- 1-2 teaspoons agave (optional)
- 1-2 teaspoons flax or chia seeds (optional)
- 3-4 ice cubes (if you like it a little thicker)
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.