Health Bites Episode 1: Benefits of a High Protein Diet + Protein Smoothie Bowl

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Greetings and welcome to the BioTRUST Health Bites, your home for easy-to-make recipes that are healthy, nutritious and delicious along with practical, effective health tips to fuel your wellness and fitness goals.

In today’s episode, we’re talking all about protein. That’s right, while the diet debates rage on and the pendulum continues to swing between low-fat and low-carb, there’s one mainstay: Higher-protein diets.

The Benefits of High Protein Diets

The reason is pretty simple: Higher-protein diets offer three distinct “metabolic advantages”:

First, protein boosts metabolic rate—more than carbs or fats—and increases your calorie-burning metabolism.

Second, protein increases satiety, which means that is the most satisfying and filling macronutrient.

Practically speaking, higher-protein diets help keep you feeling fuller longer, and protein helps reduce your hunger between meals, especially cravings for junk food. At the end of the day, higher-protein diets help improve diet quality and reduce caloric intake.

Finally, protein provides the “building blocks,” called amino acids, necessary to maintain and build calorie-burning muscle. And if you think protein and muscles are just important for bodybuilders and athletes, think again.

Delicious Protein Smoothie Bowl Recipe

All I gotta say is this next recipe is an Insta-worthy meal that tastes as good as it looks.

Add the following to a blender:

  • 1/2 Scoop of BioTrust Low Carb
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Strawberries
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Bananas
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Pineapple
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Blueberries
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk

Blend all the ingredients for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour into a bowl.

Top with your favorite toppings (like fresh berries, granola, toasted coconut chips, coconut flakes, raw almond butter) and Enjoy!

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