FOOD & NUTRITION

The Ultimate Protein-Packed Berry Smoothie

by
Robin Berzin, MD
Doctor
August 1, 2017

When you’re looking for a quick, nutrient-dense, and delicious option for breakfast, there’s nothing better than a protein-packed smoothie.

This one is loaded with berries and uses two servings of Parsley’s Rebuild protein powder , which means it packs in a whopping 26 grams of plant-based protein . Not only will it keep you energized all morning, but it also provides essential nutrients that support your gut health and general well-being, including:

  • Fiber , a cornerstone of healthy digestion that most people don't get enough of. We recommend 30-40 grams per day, and this smoothie makes it easy to get a head-start at your first meal. Our Rebuild Protein Powder has 10+% of your daily recommended fiber content, which doesn’t include the added fiber you get from the berries and flax seeds. Eating enough fibrous foods is essential for healthy bowel movements, which ensure toxins are effectively removed from the body. Without fiber, those toxins may pile up, causing constipation and the reabsorption of toxins.
  • Vitamin C. Both raspberries and blueberries are high in this antioxidant, which helps fight free radicals. Vitamin C plays a role in maintaining healthy immune function, skin integrity, and cardiovascular health. It’s also involved in many body functions, including the formation of collagen, absorption of iron, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
  • Protein. The average person should have at least 20 grams of protein per meal, or a minimum of 60 grams per day. But chances are, you’re not getting anywhere near that, so supplementing with a high-quality protein powder is a great way to meet your daily intake. Protein increases resting metabolism, and eating a protein-rich breakfast has been shown to increase your resting metabolism throughout the day, meaning you burn more calories at your desk without trying. Protein also improves energy and recovery. While each person is different, studies show that muscles recover better with adequate intake of essential amino acids, and our Parsley Rebuild protein powder has been optimized to mimic animal protein as closely as possible in terms of its essential amino acid balance.

The ultimate protein-packed berry smoothie recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops of Parsley’s Rebuild protein powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¼ cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbs almond butter
  • ¼ cup raw walnut pieces
  • 1 tbs flax seeds

Instructions

Blend. Pour. Sip.

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by
Robin Berzin, MD
Doctor

Dr. Robin Berzin is the Founder and CEO of Parsley Health, America's leading holistic medical practice designed to help women overcome chronic conditions. She founded Parsley to address the rising tide of chronic disease in America through personalized holistic medicine that puts food, lifestyle, and proactive diagnostic testing on the prescription pad next to medications. Since founding Parsley in 2016, Dr. Berzin has seen 80% of patients improve or resolve their chronic conditions within their first year of care, demonstrating the life-changing value of making modern holistic medicine accessible to everyone, anywhere. Parsley is available online nationwide.

Dr. Berzin attended medical school at Columbia University and trained in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Her book, Prescription for Happiness: How to Eat, Move, and Supplement for Peak Mental Health, was published by Simon Element in January 2022.

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