There is a secret to turning off your body's hunger signals and it is as simple as eating four "fabulous" ingredients together, according to celebrity Nutritionist, Kelly LeVeque.
Have you ever used a smoothie as a meal replacement only to be starving an hour later? That's probably because it was low in protein and fat, and high in fructose (i.e., sugar from fruit) and other sugars. Even natural sugars like honey are recognized and digested in the body like table sugar; rapidly. However, when you combine a small portion of fructose (like a quarter-cup of blueberries) with high-quality fat, fiber, and protein; magic happens! All of the sudden your brain tells you that you're completely satiated... and you're no longer raiding your pantry to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Our days of sugar-filled cups are long gone! Leading nutritionists are offering a multitude of new tips on eating for fulfillment, balancing hormones, fat loss, appetite control and maximizing health benefits. One way to simply start your day off with your metabolism on fire (plus a satisfied appetite) is with a "Fab Four" Smoothie. Below are three of my go-to recipes when I'm short on time and need a quick nutritionally dense meal.
I always have these ingredients in stock which makes it easy for me to whip up a quick smoothie when I have a rushed morning or a booked afternoon.
For protein, I’ve been using (and loving) YOUMAXA Premium Protein in my smoothies because it's jam-packed with Super Foods and quality ingredients. What is also important to me is that it's keto and vegan friendly, free of artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, colors, and dyes. This is one of the cleanest protein powders that I've been able to find on the market right now and I'm incredible grateful to partner with them on this post.