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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.

Kelly LeVeque's Fab Four Ingredients...

1. Protein (Examples: protein powder and Greek yogurt)

Benefits:

  • Signals to your brain that you are full

  • Helps with food absorption

  • Source for amino acids and collagen which help in cell repair

2. Fiber (Examples: flax seeds and chia seeds)

Benefits:

  • Helps with digestion and regularity

  • Anti-Inflammatory properties

  • Slows absorption of glucose

3. Fat (Examples: MCT oil, coconut cream, avocado, almond butter, hemp seeds)

Benefits:

  • Increases satiety

  • Curbs cravings

  • Reduces fasting insulin levels

  • Hydrates cells.

4. Greens (Examples: greens powder, spinach, kale)

Benefits:

  • Repairs cell damage

  • Detoxification agents

  • Provides vitamins and minerals

  • Offers phytonutrients & phytochemicals

I've added all of the ingredients that I used

in these recipes in my Amazon Shop for you to find them easily.

Balanced Breakfast Smoothie

  • YOUMAXA Protein Shake, 1 scoop

  • Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, 8oz.

  • Medium Avocado, 1/2

  • Raw Spinach, handful

  • Raw Almond Butter, 1 TBSP.

  • Organic Strawberries, 4

  • Dash of Cinnamon

  • Ice

Loco Coco Smoothie

  • YOUMAXA Protein Shake, 1 scoop

  • Unsweetened Almond Malk, 8oz.

  • Raw Peanut Butter, 2 TBSP

  • Banana, 1/2

  • Organic Shredded Coconut, 1 TBSP.

  • Ground Flaxseeds, 1 TBSP.

  • American Metabolix Keto Greens, 1 scoop

  • Ice

Berry-Tastic Smoothie

  • YOUMAXA Protein Shake, 1 scoop

  • Unsweetened Almond Malk, 8oz.

  • Hemp Hearts, 2 TBSP.

  • Blueberries/Raspberries, 1/3 C.

  • American Metabolix Keto Greens, 1 scoop

  • Spirulina, 1 tsp.

  • Chia Seeds, 1 TBSP.

  • Ice

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.

Learn more about YOUMAXA by clicking here.

Are you someone that loves smoothies? If so, what super foods do you add to yours?

Live Healthy,

Hilary

This post is sponsored by YOUMAXA, however, all the thoughts and

opinions above are my own.

Sources: Kelly LeVeque "Body Love"

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