Smoothies are a fast and delish meal! Especially when you’re running out the door in the morning or need to work through your lunch.
Here is how you can make a super filling, lasting energy, fat-burning smoothie by following our Protein First Mindset pff guidelines.
- Start with a protein. Protein takes several hours to digest meaning it will give you energy and keep you full for several hours. Aim for 25-35g per meal. Great delish options for smoothies: greek yogurt, protein powder.
- Pick a healthy fat. Fats digest more slowly and keep you full. They also don’t spike the blood sugar levels which is necessary for sustained energy and fat loss. Aim for 10-30g per meal. Great delish options for smoothies: chia seed, flax seed, coconut oil, mct oil, nut butters, avocado, full fat yogurt.
- Add fiber. Fiber is a non-digestable carb that will fill you up without spiking your blood sugar. Aim for 5-15g per meal. Great delish options for smoothies: chia seed, flax seed, berries (fresh or frozen), oranges, kiwi, banana, spinach, kale or avocado.
- Add extras. Add some extra flavors without the extra calories or carbs: spices (i.e. cinnamon or vanilla extract, lemon or lime juice, coffee).
Wanna try one of our favorite smoothies? We call it the Tropical Dream Smoothie. Try it and leave a comment letting us know what you thought!