This week's myFM topic came from listener Paula.
Paula: I've been trying to work 1 smoothie into my day, usually in place of lunch. I used to have a sandwich and some snacks for lunch every day but I'm trying to reduce my bread intake and have heard people having weight loss success with smoothies. I just don't find them filling me up!!
What are some suggestions for some things to whip into my smoothies that don't change the taste, but will fill me up and leave me less "snacky" as the afternoon goes on. Thanks!!
Hi Paula, thanks for your question - it’s a great one that many can relate to.
Eating less bread often leaves your head clearer in the afternoon and less bloated later in the day, so you’re onto something there.
Also, know that having an apple and a few almonds or a piece of cheese in the afternoon is a good thing!
Check out this recipe from my book Sprout Right Family Food and see how that goes for you.
This smoothie is packed with nutrients for every member of the family. If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, add fish oil to get beneficial omega-3 fats and DHA to you and your baby. Switch up the fruits to include mango, peach, melon, or other berries for different nutrient profiles. The banana masks most flavours, so this is a great place to hide some not-so-favourite foods or tastes.
Makes about 1½ cups (375 mL)
This smoothie is high in fibre, antioxidants, omega-3 fats, and protein to keep blood sugar stable.
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