Summer is here, which makes me crave light meals with fresh fruits and veggies!
On my cycle sync journey, I began to notice my body wasn't getting enough of certain nutrients. One was protein.
It wasn't until I completed a 4-day breakfast test and began using a food scale that I was able to tell my body needed more.
The breakfast test showed me how my body metabolized macronutrients like protein, healthy fat, and carbohydrates. I felt more energized with higher protein and healthy fat meals, and consuming most of my carbs from fruit and veggies. I wasn't too surprised since I had already been eating paleo for a few years, which follows these principles.
It's amazing how your body guides you to where it wants to be!
I share the breakfast test I did in the Balanced Bombshells Lifestyle Plan.
I started weighing my food portions for a few weeks because my eye never got it right! I tried measuring the palm of my hand for a protein portion of 4-6 oz. (what I needed at each meal), and apparently was only eating 2-3 oz. No wonder my energy was low!
Once I increased my protein intake, it gave me higher energy, my metabolism picked up, and I stayed fuller, longer.
One of my favorite ways to eat protein is in a smoothie bowl! It's like the perfect summer morning treat, especially after a great workout.
I get strategic with the foods I use, and wanted to share the recipe for my Pretty in Pink smoothie bowl! This is a new recipe in the Balanced Bombshells Recipe Guide that comes with the Plan.
Packed with pitaya powder, it's high in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and aids digestion. I also added strawberries which are high in vitamin C and improves the health of our skin, hair, and nails, while reducing internal stress.
1 cup nondairy milk
20-30g of vanilla protein powder
1 tbsp. pitaya powder
1/4-1/2 cup chopped strawberries
1/2 cup ice
1. In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth.
2. Transfer mixture to a bowl.
3. Add toppings! I like to add a few sliced strawberries, hempseeds, and unsweetened coconut flakes.