Now my Smoothie recipes tend to be a little more slap dash. Or are they? I like to work in handfuls. As I have been learning from my nutrition coach Sean Lerwill a good judgement of the amount of carbs, fats and proteins needed for each meal can be visually judged with the use of your own hand.
Now obviously we are all slightly different so following my diet is not going to work for a 5ft Chick and eating the diet of a 7ft Chick is not going to be beneficial to me, even if we are all working towards a similar goal. However the size of my palm should be roughly the correct amount I would need of Protein per meal.
Here is a rough guide to portion sizes for us girls.
Protein – Palm sized amount
Vegetables – Two fist sized amounts
Fats – One thumb (I know, believe me I argued for ages about how can you just have one thumb sized amount of avocado in a helping. That’s just crazy!)
Carbohydrates – Hand Cupped size
I also make these bad boy Smoothies in a Nutribullet so measurements are based on the Nutribullet cup.
What To Have Handy
1 Handful Frozen mango
1/2 Handful Blueberries
3 Small clumps of frozen Spinach
2 Sprigs of Sweet garden Mint
200ml of coconut water
1 Scoop of Maxitone Raspberry Ripple Protein. If Maxitone is not your go to then a lot of the Protein brands out there do this flavour.
(Now I know not everyone has this in the cupboard so I have actually made another version with
1 Scoop of Maxinutrition New Whey, Soy and Casein Blend Promax Vanilla Protein ( I advise the new blend as I find it is perfect in Smoothies. It makes it thicker and even more scrummy!
4 Raspberries frozen or unfrozen
1 Tbsp Agave Nectar
Fill up to the max line with Cold Water.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!