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Smoothie Fridays with a Smoothie Pro!

Happy Smoothie Friday! Every Friday we introduce you to someone new: trainers, gym owners, Zenblen team members etc., and we highlight their favorite smoothie. Each blog lists the full smoothie recipe so you can make the featured smoothie right at home! To top things off, we ask our nutritionist to look over the recipes and give his take on a nutritional level, ensuring you learn the health benefits behind each great tasting smoothie!

Introducing: Nate Fickenscher

Nate Fickenscher is no stranger to the power of nutritious smoothies! Aside from his role as an Instructor at Sweat Fitness Studios in Chicago, he blends up tasty shakes professionally in his lead role at the Barry’s Bootcamp Chicago Fuel Bar. Because of this experience, Nate has learned a great deal of information about the wholesome ingredients individuals can use to create a variety of awesome recipes. Overall, Nate truly enjoys helping others achieve their health and wellness goals!

His favorite smoothie:

- Almond Milk

- Frozen Bananas

- Frozen Blueberries

- Almond Butter

- Vanilla Whey

- Granola

- Ice

“When my hunger starts to kick in, I know that a smoothie is a knockout and an efficient way to cure my snack time cravings. Whether I’m feeling savory or sweet, a smoothie is one of my go-to options. Just think of all the tasty recipes you can try! Simply put, I love the versatility of smoothies!” -Nate

Our Nutritionist’s take:

“Nate’s smoothie is full of antioxidants from the blueberries he uses. These antioxidants help block free radicals that can damage the cells in your body. The banana and whey protein are also great for recovery if he drinks this after a workout. The decision to use whey protein is impactful because the amino acids found in whey are specifically used for muscle protein synthesis. Finally, Nate’s use of almond butter helps satisfy hunger cravings because the healthy fats keep him feeling satiated.”

-Connor, Zenblen Nutritionist

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