The Super Smoothie

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! 

The super smoothie is the perfect solution if you are in need of a quick breakfast or a healthy and fast snack! It will keep you full, and fill you with nutrients. A perfect snack for the busy mom.
The super smoothie is the perfect solution if you are in need of a quick breakfast or a healthy and fast snack! It will keep you full, and fill you with nutrients. A perfect snack for the busy mom.

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.  

 

Zoodle Recipe Round-Up

(I'm moving posts from my old blog over here this week! keep a look out for some new/refreshed content for the new year.)

 Zoodles are spiralized zucchini noodles...but zoodles is way more fun to say. The first time I made them, I sautéed the zoodles in olive oil and garlic with some some red bell pepper and topped with lemon and salt & pepper.  So good! And SO low-cal. I seriously couldn't believe how tasty it was. They really soak up the flavor of whatever you cook them in and the texture is so surprisingly good. I had to find other ways to use them. Here are some tasty recipes I found.

  1.  Antipasto Zoodle Salad (photo 1)
  2. Pad Thai Noodles
  3. Shrimp Zoodles Parmesan
  4. Lemon Garlic Zucchini Noodles (photo 2)
  5. Zucchini Shrimp Scampi. OMG yum.
  6. Skinny Taste Kung Pao Zoodles
  7. Zucchini Spaghetti with Beef Bolognese (photo 3)

Do you have a favorite zoodle recipe?? Or any other fave spiralized veggie recipes, for that matter? Let me know!

p.s. if you need help meal planning, check out my free meal planner printable!