Smoothies for seed cycling are a quick and convenient way to create a nutrient dense, balanced meal, and not to mention get your daily dose in of The Seed Cycle.
Smoothies for seed cycling are the perfect breakfast choice or snack on the go.
Like our seed cycling smoothie recipe below, you can choose to pack your smoothie full of natural proteins and healthy fats. We love to pair it with omega-3s and fiber rich chia seeds or simply add a banana and you have your post workout meal sorted!
Did you know proteins are essential nutrients and vital for the development and maintenance of all body cells?
Yes, that is right - whenever the body is growing, repairing, or replacing tissue, protein is involved.
If we simply include a source of protein to our meals, it will ensure we don’t get hungry again in an hour or two.
Let’s have a look at the benefits of protein:
Protein has high thermic effect which means that our bodies use a lot more energy to break it down.
Out of the three macronutrients protein is the most satisfying. Eating foods that contain a lot of protein means we stay full longer.
Protein forms the basis of the factories that produce our energy – muscle cells.
A note on store bought protein:
Store bought protein powders generally include a high quantity of refined carbohydrates, fats, and additives. These products can have an inflammatory effect on our body which could reduce performance.
Our main aim should always be to try to avoid inflammatory foods to allow our body to heal and recover.
Do your homework when choosing a protein powder, and check for any nasties including additives, GMOs and synthetic ingredients.
We love Inca Inchi protein, fermented whey, hemp or organic pea protein. Protein from its most natural state include meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds.
Seed Cycling Smoothie Recipe
I N G R E D I E N T S
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, coconut water or milk of choice
1 – 4 dates
1/2 cup berries, fresh or frozen
1 scoop quality protein powder e.g. Inca inchi, fermented whey, hemp or organic pea protein
Pour almond milk and chia seeds in a blender and let sit for 10 minutes for the chia seeds to bloom.
Add remaining ingredients into to the blender and blend until smooth or your preferred consistency. Enjoy!
The information provided in this blog is for informational purposes only. The Seed Cycle does not treat, diagnose or cure any condition.
Information is not intended to replace medical professional advice.
Always consult your physician before any significant diet and lifestyle changes.
Mel KovacevicFounder and visionary behind The Seed Cycle. Melissa is a Functional Nutrition Consultant and a Certified Clinical EFT Practitioner.Since starting her EFT and functional nutrition clinic, Mel has helped hundreds of clients release limiting beliefs and mental blocks and find optimal health and happiness.