Fall Smoothie: Healthy Protein Shake (21 day fix)
Healthy protein Fall smoothie with Greek yogurt, apple, cinnamon, Chia seeds and water. Includes the 21 day fix container counts and only 250 calories. Filled with 20 grams of protein this makes a great protein shake without protein powder.
Apples, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, pies, stews, casseroles,…
It is fall and eating healthy gets a little harder. All these delicious treats bring you into fall mood. If you are searching for some healthy Fall recipes, today I have a healthy Fall smoothie recipe for you.
The perfect amount of yogurt, water, Chia seeds and apple to make the smoothie thick and creamy. The recipe is easy to make with fresh ingredients. You don’t need any sweeteners or protein powder, but still have your protein intake.
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Health Benefits of Smoothies
Fitness and staying healthy is one of my passions. Smoothies really help me to get a better nutrition and boost my immunity. Here are some more reasons to drink smoothies:
- Boost your immunity
- Get better nutrition
- Stay or get healthy
- Feel more energized and fit throughout the day
- Higher intake of fiber, minerals and vitamins
- Help lose weight
- Show you ways to make healthy snacks (2go)
Benefits of Greek yogurt
According to Yogurt Nutrition Greek yogurt is filled with Vitamin B12, it is high in potassium and low in sodium, rich in calcium and has a thicker consistency than the normal yogurt.
“Greek yogurt is made by separating out the liquid whey”
Separating the liquid whey also eliminates some carbohydrates and sugar, leaving the yogurt richer in protein while still enjoying a “light” food.
Benefits of Chia seeds
According to Healthline 2 T of chia seeds contains:
- Fiber: 11 grams.
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
- Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
- Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
- Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
- Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
- They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
The high amount of fiber and protein helps you to stay full longer and is a great addition to any weight loss smoothie.
Benefit of apples
“One apple a day keeps the doctor away”, right?
“Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.” (Medicalnewstoday)
One apple contains about 17% of the daily value of vitamin C. Therefore it boosts your immunity and makes a great fall and winter food.
Why a 21 day fix smoothie?
The 21 Day Fix is a straight forward and easy portion control system to lose weight fast and keep it off. The containers help to balance your diet based on 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat and make it easy to create your own healthy meal plan.
Smoothies are a great way to throw together some different colored containers and make it a healthy power snack.
Today’s smoothie’s container count makes 1 purple, 1 red, 1 orange(seeds) containers.
How to prepare the Fall smoothie
Try this smoothie now or PIN FOR LATER.
Besides being healthy and delicious, this fall smoothie is also super easy to prepare. All you have to do is cut up the apples, then add them, the yogurt, chia seeds, cinnamon and water to a blender (I LOVE using this one) and mix it.
Watch this fun video to see how easy it is.
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt (1 red)
- 1 apple (1 purple)
- 2 dashed of cinnamon
- 2 T Chia seed (1 orange)
- and 1/2 cup of water