I'm always looking for quick fix protein smoothies right after a workout or as a meal replacement, but sometimes it seems like I'm just throwing random fruit and veggies in a blender without any rhyme or reason.
After reading the book "How Not to Die", by Dr. Michael Greger, I decided to take some of his knowledge and make a "prevention" smoothie. All of the ingredients serve a purpose in our health and have been studied and proven to prevent and treat everything from high cholesterol and heart disease to cancer and stroke.
Ingredient #1: Blueberries (1 handful)
Purpose: Prevent stroke through powerful antioxidants.
Ingredient #2: Kale (1 heaping handful)
Purpose: Control cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.
Ingredient #3: Tumeric (1 tsp)
Purpose: Prevent and treat cancers of the stomach and colon.
Ingredient #4: Coconut Water (1-2 cups) + Ice
Purpose: Lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure. (This ingredient was added based on readings from Livestrong.com). Feel free to add your own protein to the smoothie or just drink it plain. Have a great day!