Even though I know that an apple or brown rice isn't nutritionally comparable to cheetos and skittles, I still have a hard time incorporating them sometimes. This is something that I work on and have to plan.
One easy way that I've found to turn a meal from a Fuel Pull, or protein dominant with minimal carbs or fat, into an E meal is to add some good veggies and fruits. I'm not talking massive amounts as you want to keep your carbs within limits and lower on the glycemic scale. This is also why there are no bananas in this smoothie, and to be honest, I'm not really missing them.
A smoothie is my preferred way to get my fruits and veggies. I stick mainly with those that are on the Fuel Pull list and then add some extra E ones. This way I get plenty of vitamins, minerals and the all important fiber!
I will also add that smoothies are good for you. Vegetables and fruits are good for you. Eating the exact same ones everyday for an extended period, well, not so much? I will admit that I was in a smoothie rut at one point and ate raw spinach daily for several weeks without adverse effects, but it is still better to mix it up and try new things.
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makes 2 servings
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of coconut water, mine are frozen cubes from young Thai coconuts**. If you don't have any,or can't find it, it is fine. Just omit.
- 1/2 beet, fresh or frozen
- 1 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 whole apple, peel, core and all. I quarter it to make blending easier
- 1 scoop of protein powder
Add the fruits and veggies into the blender and process. After blending, add the protein powder and pulse to mix through.
**I buy several young Thai coconuts from an International market at a time, open them and get the water and then freeze it in an ice cube tray.
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