I love this smoothie because it’s loaded with plants, it’s sweet enough without being too sweet, has a very natural color and the perfect creamy texture. Meet my new Sunday Delight Smoothie!
You will love this Sunday Delight Smoothie
Need more reasons to try this delicious smoothie? This smoothie turned out:
Packed with Protein
and Healthy Fats too!
This smoothie will keep hunger away for a long time, especially if you’re fat adapted and you don’t have to eat regular meals. When it comes to nutrients, this smoothie comes with plenty of healthy fats (3 different sources: avocado, extra virgin coconut oil and almond butter) and quality protein (3 different sources: almond butter, hemp protein and chia seeds).
Besides healthy fats and protein, this smoothie is packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytonutrients and healthy fiber … but you already knew this, tight?!
How to blend a healthy smoothie
Healthy fats and protein are great to have in a smoothie, they come with many health benefits and they also help to enhance the texture of your smoothie. But let’s not fall into the trap of forgetting all the wonderful fruits and veggies. And this smoothie comes with plenty of those, including a few low-carb fruits and a decent selection of veggies.
Fruits and veggies add vitamins, minerals, fiber, enzymes and phytonutrients (my favorites) to your smoothie, which in turn will increase all the health benefits of the smoothie itself …. or should I say meal replacement smoothie?.
One note … when it comes to smoothies, I like using more veggies and fewer fruits, thus keeping the sugar level in my smoothie to a minimum. This way I get all the health benefits from plants without the extra fructose (fructose = sugar in fruits).
For me, smoothies are always a great excuse to include more veggies into my way of eating. Even if you aren’t consuming daily things like raw spinach, celery or beets, chances are that their taste will most likely blend with the overall taste of the smoothie. So If you feel like squeezing in something “green” into your smoothie, feel free to do it and don’t look back.
If you try this recipe, let me know how it turned out for you. Leave a comment, share a picture and tag it @refreshmyhealth on Social Media. Enjoy your Sunday Delight Smoothie!
What’s your favorite kind of smoothie? Share below!
Sunday Delight Smoothie
- 2 avocados (peeled and seeded)
- 1 red apple (sliced)
- 1 pear (sliced)
- 1.5 stick celery
- 3-4 tsp white almond butter (other nut butter will do)
- 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
- 1 tbsp hemp protein powder
- 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
- fresh dill (chopped)
- vanilla powder
- 1/2 lemon (juice only)
- pinch of Himalayan salt
- 250-300 ml water
- 1 tsp chia seeds (mixed into each glass)
- decorated with vanilla powder (optional)
- Add everything into the blender and blend until your smoothie looks smooth and creamy.
- Pour into glasses and mix chia seeds into each smoothie glass.
- Decorate with a bit of vanilla powder and serve fresh. How easy was that?
- Color: light yellow
- Texture: very creamy, very pleasant to drink
- Taste: sweet, sweet, sweet
Other nourishing smoothies to try
Looking for more smoothie love? Here are some of my favorites up until now: