Smoothie Fridays with our Co-Founder!
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!
Smoothie Fridays: Stephanie Mellinger
Stephanie is the Co-Founder of Zenblen and runs Marketing and Sales. She is also a Certified Personal Trainer and before starts her day at Zenblen, you can find her coaching HIIT and Strength classes at SWEAT. Her love of fitness started in high school when she started lifting with her football buddies, ran triathlons with her dad, and picked up rugby in college. Health and fitness have always been incredibly important to her, and she loves that she can live a life dedicated to these two things!
Her favorite smoothie:
- 1 banana
- Frozen strawberries
- A scoop of plain Greek yogurt
- Plant-based chocolate protein powder
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- 2 tsp spirulina powder
- Sprinkle of chia seeds
- Sprinkle of ground flaxseed
- Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
“I love smoothies because I have a huge sweet tooth! When you aren’t in the mood to eat something healthy, smoothies feel like a sweet treat, but you can easily pack them with nutrients!” -Stephanie
Our Nutritionist’s take:
“Stephanie’s smoothie is packed with nutrients from the strawberries along with her other add-ins. The protein powder and fats from the yogurt keep her full and make this smoothie great for after a workout. The strawberries, chia seeds, flaxseeds, and spirulina are rich in antioxidants which help protect her cells against damage from free radicals. The strawberries are also high in Vitamin C which is used in your body to form collagen, a protein that keeps her skin firm and tight and bones strong. A lot of these ingredients are especially high in fiber, while spirulina is known for its high vitamin and protein content.”