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A Quick & Easy Snack for New Moms

With the right blend, a smoothie can be a totally complete meal or snack!

If you are like me, you rarely get the luxury of a long lunch or elaborate meal these days.  Too often I find myself eating handfuls of nuts and granola bars all day long – whatever I can get my hands on quickly and easily.  But at the end of the day, too many carbs and way too much sugar leaves me crashing with no energy, and not feeling like my healthiest self.

Recently I’ve started making smoothies as a means for getting more nutrition in during the day.  Smoothies don’t have to just be blended fruit – they can really serve as a whole meal if you do it right!

Here are my favorite things to put in a smoothie, to ensure that I’m getting the right blend of fats, proteins, and carbs…

Fruits:

  • strawberries
  • mango
  • blueberries
  • cherries
  • bananas

Veggies:

  • spinach leaves
  • carrots

Fats:

  • avocado
  • coconut oil
  • peanut butter
  • almond butter

Protein:

  • protein powder (I use hemp!)
  • soy milk
  • cow’s milk

With the right combo, you can turn a smoothie into a complete meal that can be taken on the go!  My husband makes me a smoothie every morning and leaves it in the fridge so it’s waiting for me when hunger strikes.

Read more from Emily on her blog, Daily Garnish. Follow along on Facebook and Twitter too!

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