A breakfast smoothie sounds like a great way to start your day, doesn’t it? Fresh fruits and bright greens just make me feel healthy just thinking about it. But if you’re anything like me, about an hour after I polish them off, I’m starting to feel hungry again and wishing that I succumbed to a New York bagel with cream cheese instead.
Fear not! You can still start your morning off with a lovely smoothie that not only tastes great and is healthy, but will keep you full for a longer period of time. Check out some of these add-ins that you’re going to want to stock up your pantry and fridge with, to keep you satiated longer.
Ever notice how a bowl of hot oatmeal or some overnight oats will keep you nice and satisfied till lunch? Blend them into a smoothie to do the same. It won’t even affect the taste of your drink.
- Hemp Seeds
Hemp seeds have a slight nutty flavor to them and buttery texture. Add to smoothie bowls or blend right in.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts, $11.29
- Chia Seeds
Depending on your mood, you can add them into a smoothie while you are blitzing away, or after you have soaked them in a liquid to eat them in a more tapioca form.
Spectrum Naturals Chia Seeds, $9.99
- Whole Organic Milk
Whole milk is incredibly satisfying and hearty compared to almond milks or rice milks. If you eat dairy, this is a great option for your smoothies. Opt for organic and use no more than ¼ of a cup per smoothie.
- Frozen Bananas
Frozen bananas will give your smoothie an incredibly creamy texture that will be reminiscent of a thick milkshake.
- Nut Butter
Whether you are craving peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter, this will be a tasty treat for your morning meals. PB&J smoothie anyone?
Barney Butter Almond Butter, $15.50
- Greek Yogurt
Not only will this protein packed yogurt keep you full, but it tastes great when mixed with all types of fruits for a wonderful pick me up.
Ever notice how kale salads are more filling that other greens? Me too! It’s due to the high fiber content. Sneak in a handful into your smoothies. It’s a great way to get veggie-hating kids to eat kale as well.
- Coconut Meat
Don’t be scared of the fat in coconut meat. As long as you aren’t eating a whole coconut everyday, you’ll be fine. Scoop some fresh meat into your next smoothie for a tropical treat.
- Protein Powder
I love getting in protein when I can because I notice how much more prominent my stomach muscles get when I ingest it. If you hate the taste, opt for classic vanilla and chocolate flavors, as those are typically the best.