I am usually ready for dinner at 4:00PM. Friends make fun of me because of this. I don’t know maybe they are right and I should belong to a supper club. Hey, I believe you should eat when hungry. 🙂
Lately though, I have had a few dinner events that schedule dinner for me at 6 or 7:30 PM even (so late!)! In these situations I find that a smoothie helps me stay full until then. I don’t want to eat too much before eating again. This seems to do the trick.
Into the blender:
- 2 cups raw baby spinach or kale (what ever you have)
- 1 scoop Jay Robb vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup Ice
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (In my blender I use 1/2 cup, in a Vitamix 1 cup so I can drink it with a straw not a spoon.:))
- 1 TBLSP chia seeds (can top with or mix in, lately I like to top mine)
This gives me a serving of veggies, some protein, and fiber to keep me going! It also is a great late afternoon pick me up when I am feeling slow and sluggish. If I need some extra staying power I eat an apple or a granola with it. I am in love with these Kashi ones:
The caramel ones remind me of a healthy “star crunch” type snack.
So if you need a pick me up this afternoon or a bridge to dinner, I hope this helps.
Have a great Friday!