I am hungry all the time now. Or should I say that Baby Girl Natori is starving (does that sound better)? In any case, every hour on the hour, I end up in the kitchen looking through the fridge in search of something that is “filling”, “nutritious”, “appetizing”, and “appealing”, which seems very difficult, as all I really want is a big fat piece of toast with nutella spread on it.
So, my new favorite mid-morning or afternoon snack is a green smoothie. Not only is it delicious and healthy, but it keeps me full for 2-3 hours — which is unbelievable. The smoothie requires minimal ingredients, little time and effort, and is BRIGHT green. It’s an awesome snack.
* Several handfuls of fresh spinach
* 1/2 to 1 full banana
* 1/2 cup of almond milk
* 1 tablespoon of almond butter
* Put all the ingredients in the vitamix/blender.
* Blend until it becomes smooth and silky.
* VOILA. TADA. DONE! DRINK AND ENJOY!
Aside from the banana (which has a lot of sugar in it), there is no added sugar and the spinach is a good source of iron (I am anemic now), so overall this drink is full of nutrients and vitamins. Good for everyone! What are your favorite snacks or smoothies? Please share! Would love to hear from you about your nutritious and yummy snacks!
Have a great weekend!