Start Your St. Patrick's Day Right With This Blood-Sugar-Balancing Green Smoothie
In Honor of St. Patty's day, start your morning with this healthy alternative to a shamrock shake. This naturally sweet treat is perfect for breakfast because it's filled with healthy fats, protein, veggies, and fiber. It'll keep you full for hours while also helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels.*
With one scoop of mindbodygreen's beauty and gut collagen+, you're not only getting 16 grams of protein, but you're also benefiting from the added hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E, biotin, L-glutamine, turmeric, and sulforaphane glucosinolate. The combination of bioactives, micronutrients, and antioxidants deliver ultimate inside-out support for glowing skin, strong hair and nails, and a healthy gut.* What better way to start your morning than with this delicious, nourishing, and festively green smoothie?
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- 1 scoop mbg beauty and gut collagen+
- ½ avocado
- 1 hand full of fresh mint leaves
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen spinach
- 1 to 2 pitted dates
- ½ banana (optional) if wanting something sweetener
- Handful of organic cacao nibs
- Add all ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with your choice of toppings—cacao is the best!
Dr. Bindiya Gandhi is an American Board Family Medicine–certified physician who studied family medicine at Georgia Regents University/Medical College of Georgia. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Georgia with a bachelor's of science in biology and psychology in 2004 and her doctor of medicine at American University of Antigua College of Medicine in 2010. She completed an integrative medicine fellowship at the University of Arizona with Dr. Andrew Weil. She is also currently working on her functional medicine training with the Institute of Functional Medicine. Her interests include integrative, holistic, and functional medicine; women's health; preventive medicine; international medicine; and health care reform. She's also a certified yoga instructor and Reiki master. She enjoys writing and educating everyone on important health matters.