Ever feeling hungry or hangry an hour or two after eating breakfast? Are you eating a balanced breakfast or just grabbing anything you can get your hands on? What ingredients are the majority of smoothies made of…if you immediately thought fruit, you’re right! Starting your morning off with tons of fruit will make you not only hangry an hour after drinking it, but you’ll find yourself snacking throughout the day! Truth behind sugar- whether it’s fruit or cane sugar, both spike your blood sugar and insulin levels. When these two buds are high they can only down from there! Hello crash!!! Then your brain tells you, go ahead girl grab that pastry you’ve been eyeing all morning…I WANT MORE CARBS AND SUGAR! HA! No thank you, YOU are in control of what you eat…not you’re blood sugar levels!
I’m a solution focused girl. Start your day off right will a balanced breakfast. There are plenty of choices to have a healthy balanced meal, but one of my favorites is a smoothie! I mean who doesn’t love a quick delicious choice!
Fit in 5 smoothie recipes are made with 5 ingredients and are balanced with essential macronutrients to keep your belly full and satisfied until your next meal! Below are some ideas to make your fit in 5 smoothie unique to your taste buds. Let your creativity flow! Don’t forget to download the recipes below!
- 1 cup milk alternative of choice (almond, coconut, rice, etc.) (no soy- soy has been known to increase estrogen hormone levels)
- 1 scoop of protein powder
- 1 handful or ¼- ½ cup of leafy green veggie (kale, spinach, collard greens, etc.)
- 1-2 tbsp fat (nut butter, MCT oil, flaxseed oil) or (¼- ½ avocado)
- 1 tbsp fiber (chia seeds, flax seeds, or acacia Fiber)
*I love adding cinnamon or pumpkin spice to add some extra flavor!
*Optional: Fresh or frozen fruit adds more fiber, antioxidants, and flavor to your shakes. Be mindful- adding fruit to your shake adds additional sugar.
A small handful or (1/4 -1/2 cup) is a low- glycemic addition. My favorite fruits to add to smoothies are berries!
Meal Prep Idea: Place all ingredients in a storage container for each day. Stick in the refrigerator for the week. Take out in the morning and blend for breakfast.