Less than 500 calorie Breakfast (Green Smoothie)

Good morning everyone,

Let’s get the morning started right with a quick, simple, on the go breakfast smoothie. I love smoothies and shakes, they help me receive a good amount of my macro and micronutrients for the day. And they make getting extra meals in on a busy schedule a lot easier.

In the morning I’m hungry, but sometimes I don’t have time to make a full breakfast. Making a smoothie in the morning solves that problem. The thing about smoothies is, they are liquid based. Since it’s liquid based, it’s going to reach your metabolism a lot faster. Since liquids don’t have to break down as much in your stomach, unlike solid foods. Most green smoothie consists of fruits, plants, and sometimes a protein. Fruits and plants are rich in fiber, protein, and natural sugars( not like fructose corn syrup). The body responds positively to fruits and plants. It gives you that satisfying feeling after you eat a filling meal.

Here’s what I put in my green smoothie. You can mix it any way you like, this is just what I do. Here are some benefits of what I put in my smoothie. Almond milk is low in calories and low in fat compared to cows milk. Spinach and strawberries are low in calories, high in fiber and antioxidants. Bananas help with cramps along with giving you that feeling of being full. Oats are filled with fiber which is good for the heart and digestive system. They also expand, helping you feel full. I know I’m saying the word full a lot but pay attention. Especially for those who struggle with hunger cravings. The granola is for additional calories and fiber(optional). Hemp protein and flaxseeds are rich in omega fatty acids, fiber, and protein. 4 tbsp of hemp protein can be a lot, 2 tbsp is another option.

1/2 cup of almond milk

1/2 cup of water

1 or 1/2 cup of spinach

1/2 cup of oats

1/2 banana

1/2 cup of strawberries

3tbsp of cinnamon oat clusters(granola)

4 tbsp of hemp protein

2 tbsp of flaxseeds

If to thick just add a little bit more water/almond milk

-Almond milk 20 calories 2g protein

-Spinach 1g protein

-Oat 150 calories 5g protein 4 g fiber

-Flaxseed 130 calories 7 g fiber

-Hemp protein 120 calories 15g protein 7g of fiber

Total Calories 470

Protein 23g

Fiber 18g

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