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I’m a huge fan of a Fab Four Smoothie — they’re easy to make and keep me full for hours. And I love the idea of starting my day with a healthy combination of protein, fiber, fruit and greens. I’ve compiled my favorite Fab Four Smoothie Recipes on this roundup for you. Just scroll down for all the recipe links.
The Fab Four framework (protein, fat, fiber and greens) was developed by celebrity nutritionist and best-selling author Kelly Leveque in her book “Body Love.” Fab Four meals turn off hunger hormones, squelch inflammation, and provide the body with the perfect complete meal of essential nutrients. The Fab Four provides the structure for eating healthy without “eat” and “do not eat” lists.
FAB4 Smoothie Formula: Protein + Fat +Fiber + Greens + Liquid + Fruit (1/4 cup or less)
While I’m notoriously terrible at math, this is one formula I actually understand!
Kelly created the Fab Four Smoothie formula to help her clients’ build a low sugar meal replacement smoothie. This is very different from the many juice shops, grocery smoothie bars and smoothie recipes online, which can be loaded with sugar, specifically fructose sugar from excess fruit, agave, dates, and juice. When it comes to energy, skin health, and weight loss, the #fab4smoothie is the key! The Fab Four formula limits fruit and instead helps you fill up on protein, fat, fiber and greens which naturally help to elongate and balance your blood sugar curve.
This combination keeps you from crashing before lunch and sabotaging your healthy eating efforts. When you arrive at your next meal “alive” you can easily make conscious decisions to put the Fab Four on your next plate.
This combination is a fail-safe to turn off over eight hunger hormones in the body so you stop fighting not to eat and instead easily go 4-6 hours without thinking of food or snacking on processed foods.
Plus smoothies also contain:
This Chocolate Berry Fab Four Smoothie recipe is made with mixed berries and chocolate so it’s deliciously sweet and a little bit savory. And because it follows Kelly Leveque’s Fab Four formula, it will elongate your blood sugar curve and keep you full for several hours.
This Peach Basil Smoothie recipe is rich, sweet, fruity and creamy (even though it contains no dairy or sweeteners.) The best part? The healthy Fab Four combination of protein, fat, fiber and greens will elongate your blood sugar curve and keep you full for hours. You can learn more about Fab4 Smoothies and see my other recipes HERE.
This strawberry basil Fab Four Smoothie tastes like summer in a glass. It’s rich, sweet, fruity and creamy (even though it contains no dairy or sweeteners.) The best part? The Fab Four combination of protein, fat, fiber and greens will elongate your blood sugar curve and keep you full for hours.
A creamy, dreamy Fab Four Smoothie recipe based on the classic PB&J (peanut butter and jelly) sandwich – minus the gluten, preservatives and processed junk.
This healthy, creamy & dreamy Pumpkin Spice Fab Four Smoothie will keep you full for hours. No sugar, gluten, preservatives or processed junk. So yummy!
This smoothie has it all – sweet peaches, a hint of vanilla, and LOTS of protein. The secret ingredient? Well it isn’t cream. This delicious smoothie packs an extra nutritious punch thanks to the Kalona cottage cheese. Not only does it bump up the protein in the Peaches and Cream Smoothie, but it also gives it a rich, silky texture.
This Fab4 Pitaya Smoothie is an explosion of taste, texture, color and nutrition. It uses frozen pitaya (dragon fruit), collagen and greens. So yummy!
Like a tropical vacation in a glass, piña coladas can be decadent and high-calorie. But don’t cut yourself off — skip the sugary mixes, break out the blender and try this cleaner and slimmed-down healthy collagen piña colada recipe. Or omit the rum and turn it into a healthy pina colada smoothie or mocktail.
When I need a little morning pick-me-up, I’ve been devouring this Fab4 Mocha Smoothie. It’s a delicious mashup of cold brew coffee and chocolate with just a hint of sweetness and a little bit of crunch. The best part? No gluten, preservatives and processed junk.