Smoothies are typically a go to drink when it comes to warmer seasons. They are easy to prepare and taste delicious.
However, I’d never substitute them for a full meal unless they include both fat and protein. These are the skipped ingredients needed in keeping people satiated after their drink. Though smoothies are typically made with natural sugars from fruit, they can still affect our blood sugar levels causing a spike then drop in energy. Adding healthy fat or protein sources like chia seeds and various nut butters slows down the absorption of sugar. Plus who doesn’t love the extra creamy texture they add.
Down below you can try my yummy blueberry recipe. I’ve added almond butter and hemp seeds so you can stay full and satisfied.
- 1 Frozen Banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup oat milk
- Blend everything in a blender, then enjoy!