Okay, smoothies might be filling, but a lot of times they don’t have staying power. Fruit and spinach are fabulous, but not exactly satiating. And what’s the point of taking the time to make a smoothie in the morning if you’re just going to be hungry again in an hour or two?
Because smoothies are heavy on the carbs, adding protein and/or healthy fats helps them be more balanced. And a balanced breakfast is a filling breakfast! These are some of my favorite add-ins for satisfying smoothies.
Crazy Richard’s Pure PB // Peanut butter powder was one of my go-tos when I was pregnant and couldn’t stomach very many foods. It’s perfect in a banana, almond milk, and cocoa powder smoothie!
Chocolate Coconut Primal Fuel Protein Powder // This protein powder helps balance your smoothie by adding not only protein, but healthy fat from coconut milk and prebiotic fiber from chicory and kelp.
Amazing Grass Protein & Kale // No need to bother throwing a handful of spinach or kale in the blender when it’s already mixed into your protein powder! And if you’re not a fan of stevia, this protein powder is sweetened with cane sugar and monk fruit.
Suja Organic Plant Protein Milk // Using a protein-rich plant milk to blend up your smoothie is an easy way to make it more satiating. Suja’s new plant protein milk has 8 grams per serving and it’s nut-free too.
Nutiva Organic MCT Powder // If fats help you feel full, MCT oil is the way to go when it comes to smoothies. This powdered version has the bonus of acacia fiber for a prebiotic boost.0