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Eat This: The Hunger-Busting Blueberry Chia Smoothie

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Hunger Busting BlueBerry Chia Smoothie

Eat This: The Hunger-Busting Blueberry Chia Smoothie

This delicious blueberry chia smoothie is a go-to on busy mornings for my husband and I.

At about 275 calories, 12 grams of protein, and 8 grams of fibre, its a perfect to-go breakfast that keeps me full! This recipe is packed full of magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, and B!

I find most smoothies tend to leave me famished by 10 am, but for THIS smoothie I’ve added chia for fibre, and hemp for protein and heart healthy fats- ALL big contributors to signalling satiety (the feeling of fullness). It will help keep your cravings at bay all morning!

I also like to add a bit of protein powder for an extra protein punch – but tend to add less than a serving as I don’t particularly enjoy the the chalkiness that occurs when you add two scoops!

Blueberry Chia Smoothie

Hunger-Busting Blueberry Chia Smoothie
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 Tbsp chia (preferably ground, but can be added whole)
  • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup milk (cow's, soy, or almond all work great!)
  • ½-3/4 cup water - to desired thinness
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Enjoy breakfast sooner rather than later - chia can thicken if it sits too long. If this is a concern for you, omit the chia

 

Smoothie Tips and Tricks:
Aiming for more protein? Double your hemp seeds, or add protein powder! We typically add 1 scoop of protein powder in this smoothie and I find it doesn’t make it too sweet that way, and you don’t notice the ‘chalky’ taste as much.

I often add a bit of frozen spinach to this smoothie. I freeze any greens about to turn that we haven’t finished for the week, and just grab a handful to add to the blender as needed. It’s a sneaky way to get in more greens without noticing!

Nutrition Information:
275 calories, 12 grams protein, 20g fat 8 grams fibre (*based on cow’s milk)

 

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