Apple Pie Grass-Fed Whey Smoothie
There is no time like the summer for sunlight & Apple Pie!
This combination of smooth whey with a hint of vanilla extract, apples, and of course cinnamon give this smoothie the taste of a 1950's Sand Lot game of ball where the only lights are those of fireworks.
The versatile ingredients provide the macros for a well-rounded snack and provide many substitution options given the oats and almonds.
The popular saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is rooted in some truth. In general, apples are incredibly nutritious, they promote a wide array of benefits for the gut and heart.
Although a single apple contains a good amount of sugar, the sugar is natural (vs. refined) thus comes with all the vitamins and minerals for your body to efficiently use and not spike insulin levels.
Apple Pie Grassfed Whey Protein Isolate Smoothie -
- 1 Large Apple, diced (any type of apple, no core)
- 1.5 cups of almond milk or any non dairy milk
- 2 scoops AGN Roots Grass-Fed Whey 25 grams protein
- 1/2 cup of Greek vanilla yogurt
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds
- 3 tbsp. rolled oats
- 1-2 tbsp. almond butter
- dash cinnamon - topping
- dash of sea salt - topping
Pro Tip - If you have the time, it's always best to freeze & almond butter to capitalize on the cold viscous benefits. Otherwise, add ice as needed, especially if too thick.
Nutrition Macros -
Servings: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 smoothie (without sweetener)
Calories: 379 calories
Saturated fat: 0.8g
Lastly, if you must add greens for an immune system boost, 1 cup of fresh spinach will add the following -
Spinach contains a dense quantity of carotenoids. The body naturally uses carotenoids to produce the necessary amount of Vitamin A.
This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that promotes skin health and immune function.
This vitamin is essential for blood clotting. Notably, one spinach leaf contains over half of your daily needs.
If blessed with a baby on the way, Folic acid which is sometimes referred to as "folate" or "B9 Vitamin" is a women's best friend. It's considered essential for tissue growth and cellular function.
A fantastic source of iron, spinach is loaded with this critical mineral. The benefits center around the creation of hemoglobin and your body's ability to supply oxygen to all tissues.