Do you need a quick and filling snack to get you through your mornings? Something tasty to get you through those mid morning sugar cravings while you try your hardest to avoid the biscuits?
What's In It?
- 1 Small Banana
- 6 Large Strawberries
- 10 Raspberries frozen or fresh
- 1 cup Almond milk (unsweetened)
- 1 tsp Chia seeds
- 5 Almonds
- 3-4 Cubes of ice
Let's Get CookingPlace the above ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into two glasses and enjoy.
Why is this so Good?
It can be so easy to reach for something in the vending machine or a chocolate bar but this results in the 3pm energy slump followed by even worse sugar cravings. Sound familiar? You need this smoothie in your life!
I love smoothies as a snack because you can throw pretty much anything into them to satisfy any flavour cravings. On top of this, you can pack so much nutrition in a smoothie depending on what goes into it. In this smoothie, there is a huge amount of fibre from the fruits, chia seeds and almonds. Fibre helps to keep you fuller for longer by staying in the stomach for longer. This is great for helping you to eat less, especially when it comes to high sugar foods. Don’t forget that fibre is also terrific for your digestive system and can help to manage cholesterol levels.
Another important factor to consider when it comes to smoothies is to make sure there is protein in it. Protein also helps it to be more filling and also keeps sugar levels more stable which in turn helps to balance out cravings. Protein can be in the form of nuts, seeds, natural nut butter (like almond or peanut) or protein powder. These all add flavour and texture and the protein gives the smoothie more staying power.
So throw some ingredients in a blender and drink up!
Gluten free, dairy free (optional), high fibre