Put your hand up if this sounds familiar…
You start your day with the best of intentions, a green smoothie packed with veggies, fruits, but you barely make it to 11 a.m. and you’re hungry again?
What you’re forgetting is a few key ingredients to turn your blended smoothie into a healthy meal on a plate. Here’s what you need to know. In order for a smoothie to qualify as a meal, it needs a few key elements in the form of protein, fiber and some healthy fat.
So include at least a high-protein addition like chia, sunflower, sesame, flax or pumpkin seeds, nuts or nut butter.
Fiber helps you feel full for longer so try adding dates, grain flakes, wheat bran.
For some healthy fat use coconut oil, avocado or ground flax seeds.
Pour your smoothie into a bowl and add 3 of the above ingredients, one from each category, or add your own.
This dish will make you feel satiated for at least 4 hours.