The Quick Morning Hunger-Buster Smoothie
This is an easy recipe that can be made in minutes, but it will satisfy you for hours to come. It serves up a whopping 6 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per cup! Silken tofu adds a smooth texture and plenty of hunger-fighting protein, while the fiber from the apples and berries will keep your digestive system in top form.
The yogurt adds more protein, plus calcium.
What You'll Need:
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- 1/2 banana
- 2 sweet apples, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup silken tofu
- 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
- Combine berries, banana, apples, yogurt and tofu in blender.
- Blend on high speed for two minutes or until smooth.
Bonus: Build Your Own Smoothie
You can create a custom smoothie recipe that perfectly suits your taste. Here's how:
Custom green smoothies can be made by taking your favorite dark leafy green vegetables (such as spinach, kale, or arugula) and combining them with your favorite sweet-tasting fruits (such as bananas, pears, or apples).
Add a fruit or vegetable with high water content (such as cucumber or melon) for added hydration. Blend on high speed until smooth.
Hunger-busting smoothies can be created by mixing a few of your favorite fruits with a protein source (such as yogurt or silken tofu). Experiment until you find the mix that works best for you!
Suzanne Andrews Functional Fitness Tip: You can add powder supplements to any smoothie recipe for an extra dose of protein or fiber and protein helps to stabilize blood sugar and stave off hunger.
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