If you struggle with staying full and satisfied through lunchtime, then THIS Super Green Avocado Smoothie is for you!
Almost 20 grams of satiating fiber, and healthy unsaturated fats from avocado and chia seeds make this smoothie a hunger-buster. This has been my favorite creamy spring/summer smoothie now that I have fresh mint and kale in my garden, and MAN is it good!
Half an avocado added into the mix makes this smoothie extra creamy. Don’t hate it til you’ve tried it, because it’s my smoothie secret weapon. Healthy fat, creamy texture, delicious taste, and FULL FOR HOURS. Seriously, I challenge you to drink this for breakfast and see how long you stay full until, you’d be surprised. I’m usually reaching for a snack come 10am after eating breakfast around 7:30, but when I drink this smoothie for breakfast I could care less for that mid morning snack. Satisfying and energizing!
This refreshing and incredibly creamy smoothie is high in healthy unsaturated fats, filling for lasting energy! Perfectly smooth and dreamy. A great way to start your day off strong!
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 large handful kale
- 1 large handful ice
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop/serving of vanilla vegan protein powder (such as Vega All-In-One)
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 1 TBSP acacia fiber
- dash cinnamon
- 3–4 fresh mint leaves
Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender on high until smooth. Enjoy immediately!
- Serving Size: 1 smoothie
- Calories: 420
- Sugar: 3
- Fat: 26
- Saturated Fat: 3.5
- Carbohydrates: 30
- Fiber: 19
- Protein: 26
I’m sure you’ve had it pounded into your head, but remember — don’t be afraid of fat! Fat is vital to absorbing fat-soluble vitamins (A,D,E, and K), helps keep us full and satisfied, and plays many other roles in our body such as hormone regulating. Fat is good! For our heart health, monounsaturated fats in your diet are key (such as nuts and seeds, fatty fish, avocado), and saving our saturated fats (bacon, whole milk, cheese, icecream, etc). for more special occasions can be healthy for our tickers.
Cheers to drinking more greens! What’s your favorite green smoothie recipe? Comment below!