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Love Kelly LeVeque’s Fab Four Smoothies? You Have to Try These

March 20th, 2020

Kelly LeVeque, a certified holistic nutritionist, wellness expert, and celebrity health coach, introduced the Fab Four philosophy in her first book, “Body Love.” The concept, which involves eating clean protein, fat, fiber, and greens in every meal, seeks to eliminate the confusion around healthy eating. Her second book, “Body Love Every Day” takes the Fab Four a step further and applies it to four different archetypes: the Girl on the Go, the Domestic Goddess, the Plant-Based Devotee, and Red Carpet Ready (for those wanting to fast-track their progress).

Wondering which type matches your lifestyle? Read our interview with LeVeque to learn more about the four archetypes. She also shares four smoothie recipes—one for each type—from her new book.

1. What inspired you to write “Body Love Every Day”?

After releasing my first book, “Body Love,” I received many questions about how to adapt the Fab Four philosophy to different lifestyles. Even though the point of the Fab Four is that it’s flexible and easily adaptable, readers wanted some specific examples, and I wanted to help them take ownership of that process. “Body Love Every Day” contains 21-day plans for different archetypes of women. Each plan is like a jumping off point to help them get started with the Fab Four.

2. What’s the main message you want readers to take away from your book?

The Fab Four works for any lifestyle. No matter what your days look like, letting protein, fat, fiber, and greens be the backbone of your meals will help you feel and function your best.

3. Tell us more about the four female archetypes.

Sure! The Girl on the Go prioritizes her health, but doesn’t want to spend hours doing it. She prefers simple wellness routines and quick meals made in 30 minutes or less.

The Domestic Goddess focuses on building a healthy home for herself and her family through thoughtful and wholesome nutrition. She does her best to promote a balanced and body-loving home.

The Plant-Based Devotee is committed to eating a predominantly plant-based diet, while still focusing on keeping her blood sugar stable and hunger calm so she can fully enjoy the plant-loving lifestyle.

The Red-Carpet Ready plan is for anyone with health goals on a tight deadline. Whether for a big event or getting back in gear after a big event (hello, childbirth!), this woman wants a body-loving boost to jump-start her progress.

4. Which recipes from the book do you find yourself making the most?

These recipes are always on rotation at my house: Roasted Black Bean Burgers, the Cowboy Skillet, Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles, Coconut Cauliflower Rice with Sweet Coconut Chicken and Broccoli—and all the smoothies!

5. What’s your go-to Fab Four Smoothie and why?

I love the Spa Smoothie for a light and refreshing feel. (See below for the recipe!) I also love the Cookies and Cream Smoothie because it can really hit the spot when you have a sweet craving, but it’ll still leave you feeling satisfied.

6. What are your favorite Thrive Market products to add to Fab Four smoothies?

Thrive Market Organic Almond Beverage, Thrive Market Organic Almond Butter, and Thrive Market Organic Black Chia Seeds.

4 Fab Four Smoothies for the Four Archetypes

Try the Fab Four formula for yourself with these delicious smoothie recipes from LeVeque’s new book, “Body Love Every Day.”

Dark Chocolate Olive Oil Sea Salt Fab Four Smoothie

For the Girl on the Go

Ingredients

1 scoop chocolate protein powder containing 20 to 30 grams of protein
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds
½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
½ teaspoon cacao nibs
Handful of spinach
1 to 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to your desired consistency.


Vanilla Spice Fab Four Smoothie

For the Domestic Goddess

Ingredients

2 scoops vanilla collagen protein powder containing 20 to 30 grams of protein
1 tablespoon MCT oil
2 tablespoons acacia fiber
Handful of spinach
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground turmeric
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1 to 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to your desired consistency.

Sweet Spiced Carrot Cake Fab Four Smoothie

For the Plant-Based Devotee

Ingredients

1 scoop vanilla protein powder containing 20 to 30 grams of protein
1 tablespoon almond butter
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 cup chopped raw carrots
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 to 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to your desired consistency.


Spa Day Fab Four Smoothie

For the Red Carpet Ready Plan

Ingredients

1 scoop vanilla protein powder containing 20 to 30 grams of protein
¼ to ½ cup diced avocado
1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Juice of ½ to 1 lemon
Fresh mint leaves
Handful of spinach
1 small Persian cucumber
1 to 2 cups unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend to your desired consistency.

Reprinted with permission from Body Love Every Day: Choose Your Life-Changing 21-Day Path to Food Freedom by Kelly LeVeque, copyright © 2019. Published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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Melinda GrossMelinda writes about health, wellness, and food for the Thrive Market blog. She started her career as a financial journalist in NYC and has written for Where Magazine, Worth, Forbes, and TheStreet.com. When she's not reading or writing, she enjoys working out, sketching, and playing with her daughter and mini-dachshund, Goliath.

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