Last week I mentioned why you should ALWAYS read the label on smoothies and juices when eating out (or grocery shopping, etc.).
Today I want to talk about how you can make a deliciously filling and satisfying smoothie at home! It will keep your blood sugars balanced, your hunger hormones in check, and leave you feeling full for hours.
The super smoothie is a perfect on the go breakfast, or post-workout meal. Honestly, as a busy mom, the super smoothie saves me from eating junk on the go SO often!
The SUPER SMOOTHIE is full of veggies, fruits, healthy fats, AND protein. The fat-fiber-protein punch is the winning combo to keep you feeling full!
Start with about 8 ounces of liquid + a handful of ice in your blender.Then add fiber, fats, and protein
liquid: water, coconut water, green tea, almond milk, coconut milk, or cows milk are great options
fiber: fruits and veggies are a great source of fiber to help with digestion, balance blood sugars, prevent chronic diseases, and increases satiety as well.
try: veggies like kale, spinach, celery beets, or cucumber
banana, berries, pineapple, or peaches are great options (try to stick with 1/2c or less!)
fats: fats are ideal for that satisfied feeling, and also provide nourishment for our brains, and help with healthy skin too!
try: peanut butter, almond butter, coconut oil, coconut butter, nuts, flax, hemp, chia, etc.
protein: protein balances your blood sugar, which helps you avoid that sugar spike then crash feeling you can get from too-sweet shakes and smoothies. Aim to get at leas 20 g of protein.
try: whey, casein, egg white, pea, or rice protein.