5 Smoothie Recipes To Keep You Full Till Lunch And Help You Lose Weight

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Many people assume that making a smoothie is the easiest way to start watching what you eat. You can simply whip together a smoothie in the morning and call it good. Unfortunately, many smoothie recipes will leave you craving more food before lunchtime arrives.

When you start craving food before lunch, you are more likely to make unwise food decisions. You may end up grabbing a snack from the vending machine or eating a large lunch full of unhealthy sugar. To cut down on the chances of this occurring, you need filling smoothie recipes.

Use the following five healthy smoothie recipes to keep you full until lunch and help you lose weight.

 

1. Nutty Cashew Smoothie

This first smoothie recipe contains cashew nuts that will add healthy fats to your diet. Cashews prevent blood sugar spikes and improve your balance of unsaturated and saturated fats.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of cashews
  • 1 cup of almond or coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of wheat germ
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 1 medium banana (frozen)
  • 3 ice cubes

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the nutty cashew smoothie is smooth.

 

2. Protein Power Breakfast

If ensuring you get enough protein is vital to your meal plans, this smoothie will provide you with a good dose of protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana or a small papaya
  • 1 cup of kefir
  • ½ cup of coconut water (or just filtered water)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons of nuts (your choice of walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc.)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until desired smooth texture.

 

3. Green Day Starter

This recipe includes various green produce for a great meal to start your day. The inclusion of hemp seeds will provide some protein. If you cannot find hemp seeds, you can also use an equal amount of yogurt.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium pear
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 small cucumber
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 3 tablespoons of raw hemp seeds
  • 20 sprigs of fresh parsley
  • 1 cup of kefir

You may peel the skin off pear, cucumber and apple if you wish. I usually leave them on especially when they’re organic. Cut them up and remove seeds. Combine with all the other ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.

 

4. Raspberry Fiber Blast

When you need more fiber to improve digestion, try this raspberry fiber blast. This single smoothie will provide you with your entire daily-recommended dose of fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups of frozen raspberries (or other desired berries)
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of kefir
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey

First, add the chia seeds into the half cup of water. This should form a gel after about five minutes. Then combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

 

5. Green Protein Smoothie

The final smoothie in this list, the green protein smoothie, provides everything you need to tide you over until lunch, including protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 1 avocado (peeled and pitted)
  • ½ a medium cucumber (remove seeds)
  • 1 lime (peeled)
  • 1 cup of kefir, almond milk or coconut milk
  • ½ cup of water

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

If you want to have a smoothie in the morning, but find that most of your smoothie recipes leave you wanting more—try any of these five healthy smoothie recipes. They will hold you over until lunch, while providing you with an abundance of beneficial vitamins and minerals.

 

 

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About Sara Ding

Sara Ding is the founder of Juicing-for-Health.com. She is a certified Wellness Health Coach, Nutritional Consultant and a Detox Specialist. She helps busy men and women identify their health issues at the root cause, in order to eliminate the problems for optimum physical/mental health and wellbeing.

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