THE ULTIMATE MEAL REPLACEMENT SMOOTHIE RATIO
We know mornings can be rushed, and a smoothie is the perfect on-the-go breakfast. Only thing is, we’ve just found out we’ve been making them all wrong, with far too much fruit which can lead to accidental weight gain!
Feeling full while getting much-needed nutrients are the keys to a good meal-replacement smoothie, and Lauren Conrad spoke to holistic nutritionist Kelly LeVeque about the perfect balance. You need to get the ratios between heathy fats, fibre and protein right so your smoothie not only tastes great, but keeps you feeling full until your lunch break.
Too much fruit leads to fat
Chucking in handfuls of fruit may sound great, but too much fruit can turn into fat if you don't burn it up quickly. Kelly says that fructose turns into fat faster than any other carbohydrate. Eek! So not only does too much fruit lead to overly tight jeans, you’ll also find you’re hungrier after a fruit-packed smoothie if you don’t have other goodies in it.
Tip: Aim for 1/2 cup of fruit per smoothie.
Perfect Smoothie Ratios from Be Well Smoothie:
- 20g minimum of protein
- 10g minimum of fiber
- 1 tablespoon fat
- a handful of greens
- ¼ cup of fruit
Be Well Smoothies have plenty of great flavours, but Lauren Conrad and her team recommend the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Strawberry Shortcake, Blueberry Coconut Creme, and Peanut Butter Cacao Nib. Check out the Be Well Smoothie website for all the details on these super tasty and richly nourishing meal replacement smoothies.