So I have been hounded and I mean HOUNDED by many of you out there to please please please post a smoothie/protein shake recipe. So, even though it is not TRY IT TUESDAY (mind you, this is hard for an OCD gal like me to change up a routine:-))I am going to go out of my comfort zone and post this for you. I have found that there is a basic formula for making smoothies that work every single time. For a busy person like me, I need a foolproof method that takes the same amount of time, tastes good, and can fit in the same tall 36 ounce yellow cup no matter what ingredients I need. I told you I'm an OCD nut.
I believe the best smoothie/shake can be made in five basic steps. My go to formula is adapted from Precision Nutrition.
Keep in mind too, not all of the steps below are mandatory. If you don’t a topper, you can leave it out. If you want extra veggies, go for it. If you are trying to keep your calories down, you can manipulate variables like portion sizes, and carb and fat amounts too.
STEP 1 Pick a liquid
STEP 2 Pick a protein powder
STEP 3 Pick a fruit
STEP 4 Pick a veggie
STEP 5 Pick a healthy fat
STEP 6 Pick a topper / extra