Why This Nutritionist Makes the Same Smoothie Every Single Morning

Lauren Powell
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If you haven’t already been acquainted with Jessica Sepel, allow us to introduce you. The nutritionist, wellness coach, and founder of JSHealth is taking the health and wellness industry by storm thanks to her library of delectable wholefood recipes, first-hand nutritional advice, and inspiring lifestyle books. Sepel has shared with us the one recipe she can’t live without—the JSHealth Power Protein Smoothie—read on to find out why and then do your body a favour and add the recipe to your little black book.   

"This is my absolute favourite smoothie to make as a great nutritional breakfast or on-the-go snack option. I often recommend it to clients in the afternoon when you feel that lethargic, 3:30-itis slump coming along—it’ll keep you full and satisfied until dinner time. Using a high-quality, organic protein source (I use Nuzest pea protein) is key to a satiating smoothie. It helps to stabilise blood sugar, balance hormones, restore muscle tissue, and keep you fuller for longer. Chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3s and give you a great boost of fibre. Plus berries are full of antioxidants—they fight off free radicals, promote cell health, and they taste amazing. If you like your smoothie a little sweeter, add half a frozen banana—it’ll be creamier that way too. I love to add an extra handful of spinach to add an extra iron hit and an added sneaky serve of greens into my day. Cinnamon is my secret to sweetening this smoothie and it’s also amazing for balancing blood sugar levels. This smoothie will help you control any sweet cravings and balance your weight—I hope you love it as much as I do!"

Power Protein Smoothie

Serves 1

Ingredients

1 serving of protein powder (either 100% natural pea, sprouted brown rice or whey protein or 1 raw egg or 2 tbsp. LSA mix (linseed, sunflower, and almond meal)

1-2 tsp stevia granules/powder (optional)

1/2 tsp cinnamon ground

1 tsp vanilla extract/powder

1 tbsp. chia seeds or psyllium husk

1/2 cup frozen berries

1/4-1/2 frozen banana (optional)

1/2 cup spinach leaves (optional)

1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

1/2 cup ice blocks (the more ice the creamier!)

1/2 cup filtered water

Method

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender.

2. Pour into a glass or bowl and top with desiccated coconut, sliced fruit or nuts and seeds for the crunch factor!

Shop Sepel’s new book, Living the Healthy Life, for more wholefood recipes and nutrition advice. Sepel has also just released the JSHealth Program: Your 8-week plan to quit diets forever, reach your balanced weight and live the healthy life. Visit her website for more information.

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