Summer in on its way and we are feeling tropical! Natural smoothies or juices are filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are also one of the best afternoon snacks or post-workout drinks to have. Our Tropical Protein Smoothie is perfect for the extra energy you need in the afternoon and helps you keep the snacks healthy. All the ingredients packed in this delicious drink will provide your body with nutrition essentials to build healthy cells.
Dr. Murad’s Tropical Protein Smoothie recipe:
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 banana
- 1 scoop soy protein isolate powder
- 2 tablespoons dried goji berries
- 1 tablespoon of flaxseed or pumpkin seeds
- crushed ice
Combine all ingredient in a blender until smooth.
Why add Flax Seeds to your smoothie?
Flax seeds are an ancient food that was used by Hippocrates, “the Father of Medicine”, for improving the health of his patients. Today, modern nutrition researchers have identifies several substances in flax seeds that have health benefits. These includes lignans, fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans are phytoestrogens that may play a role in preventing hormonally related cancers of the breast and the lining of the uterus. Flax seeds are also a good source of cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber and essential fatty acids which help lock moisture in the cells.
Source: The Water Secret by Dr. Howard Murad, M.D.