Putting lemon in your blender is like taking out a nutrition insurance policy for your smoothie. That's because a significant percentage of the antioxidant polyphenols in any food or drink break down before they reach your bloodstream. But researchers at Purdue University discovered that adding lemon juice to the equation helped preserve the polyphenols.
Nutrition: 254 calories, 7 g fat, 20 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 30 g protein
What you'll need:
•1/2 lemon, peeled and seeded
•1/2 frozen banana
•1 cup kale
•1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
•1 scoop plain plant-based protein powder
•3 ice cubes
•Water to blend
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