Why Your Smoothie May Not be Filling You Up

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Strawberry Smoothie

There are four main ingredients you need in a smoothie for it to be filling.

  1. Fiber
  2. Protein
  3. Fat
  4. Greens

Without these components you may risk getting hungry an hour later.

Ideally we should be eating enough to stay full for 4-6 hours in between meals…

Here are some ideas for your next smoothie to make it more filling!

Sources of Fiber

  • Berries (raspberries are the highest)
  • Chia seeds
  • flax seeds
  • kale
  • almond butter

Sources of Fat

  • coconut milk
  • nut butter
  • avocado
  • mct oil
  • cacao nibs

Sources of Protein

  • vegan protein powder
  • whey protein powder
  • collagen peptides
  • hemp seeds

Greens that mix well

  • frozen or raw spinach
  • frozen or raw kale
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • basil
  • arugula

Smoothie Recipe – I eat this almost every day post-workout

1C berries (raspberries are highest in fiber)

1T Chia Seed (fiber)

1C Coconut milk (unsweetened) (fat)

1C Frozen Spinach Leaves (greens)

1.5 Scoops protein powder (I like the Paleo Pro Protein Powder – Vanilla)

1 Scoop Creatine by Onnit (for muscle building)

1 Scoop Glutamine by Onnit (for gut health)

1 Scoop Collagen – I use Vital Proteins (for beauty and tissue repair)

Calories: 400 Macros: 50g Protein, 30g Carbs, 9g Fat, 19g Fiber

If you’d like to learn how I eat as a nutritionist, check out How I Eat As A Nutritionist.

Enjoy 🙂 

Krista

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