Smoothies are the busy woman’s answer to breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner but a smoothie can just as easily become too high in sugar (fructose) and too low in the macronutrients (protein & fat) which work hard to keep us full. Adding a small amount of high-sugar fruits such as a banana, mango or dates is fine but if you’re smoothie is lacking in fibre, protein and good-quality healthy fats, you’ll become hungry quite quickly. Here’s my step by step guide to creating a smoothie that’s going to keep you fuller for longer plus keep your gut happy too –

1. CHOOSE YOUR LIQUID

Water . Nut Milk . Coconut Water . Ice

2. ADD FROZEN FRUITS/ VEG

Banana . Berries . Pineapple . Mango . Spinach . Kale . Cauliflower . Zucchini

3. ADD A PROTEIN SOURCE

Protein Powder . Greek Yoghurt . Cottage Cheese . LSA

4. ADD A SMALL AMOUNT OF HEALTHY FATS

Coconut Oil . MCT Oil . Almond Butter . Avocado

5. ADD A FIBRE SOURCE

Chia Seeds . Psyllium Husk . Flaxseed . Hemp Seeds

Tagged with: , , , ,