I called a nutritionist when on a diet one time, with this question:
- I’m drinking a perfectly balanced shake for breakfast, and I love how it makes me feel. But I’m hungry again within a couple hours at best. Why?
Her answer was enlightening and now I have a new recipe for my morning smoothie: She answered that, “The thing with smoothies and juices is that we are removing the fibre content that we would normally get from the whole fruit or vegetable. So it is necessary to put it back in, in the form of wheat germ or bran, physillium husks, or flax. And that will keep your digestive system working a little longer than plain juice will. Not verbatum, but something close.
So here’s my new fill-your-tummy smoothie:
-2 cups milk
- 3/4 c frozen blueberries
- 1 serving protein pwd
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
Personally, I find there’s a big difference between frozen and fresh blueberries. I prefer frozen!