Is my smoothie too high in calories?

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Mrs B.
Joined: 5/10/2014

I've found a recipe that I enjoy and use it as a breakfast replacement but I have gained weight. Here is my recipe:

 

spinach

banana

strawberry

carrot

Oat bran-3 table spoons

chia seeds-1 table spoon

Raw honey- 1 tea spoon

coconut milk(it's not pure- it's made by Koko Dairy Free and sold in UK supermarkets)

This morning I left out the honey and replaced the coconut milk with water but the smoothie wasn't so tasty. How can I maintain taste and still have a filling smoothie?

I need energy too as I am always so tired, I take a teaspoon of spirulina with lemon juice and a quarter cup of water each morning. It tastes so bad so I don't want to spoil my smoothie with it.

 

missthingy wrote:

I've found a recipe that I enjoy and use it as a breakfast replacement but I have gained weight. Here is my recipe:

 

spinach

banana

strawberry

carrot

Oat bran-3 table spoons

chia seeds-1 table spoon

Raw honey- 1 tea spoon

coconut milk(it's not pure- it's made by Koko Dairy Free and sold in UK supermarkets)

This morning I left out the honey and replaced the coconut milk with water but the smoothie wasn't so tasty. How can I maintain taste and still have a filling smoothie?

I need energy too as I am always so tired, I take a teaspoon of spirulina with lemon juice and a quarter cup of water each morning. It tastes so bad so I don't want to spoil my smoothie with it.

 

I would suggest using half a frozen banana, no honey, no oat bran and adding a protein powder. Here is a great article on which one is right for you: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/which-protein-powder-best-you Also, I would try adding in some cucumbers to your Blast or some additional veggies. Here are great low carb Blast ideas that you can add a scoop of protein powder to and it will help you remain full: http://www.nutriliving.com/blog/blasting-low-carb-diet
Thanks - I will try your suggestions. I wasn't keen on protein powder as it's artificial and I assumed that eating more vegetables and fruits would give me all the amino acids I need. I still don't understand how protein powder aids weight loss....
missthingy wrote: Thanks - I will try your suggestions. I wasn't keen on protein powder as it's artificial and I assumed that eating more vegetables and fruits would give me all the amino acids I need. I still don't understand how protein powder aids weight loss....
Protein builds muscle, muscle burns fat, the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn. Additionally protein keeps you satiated which will help you eat less calories throughout the day and decrease snacking tendencies. It also helps keep blood sugar levels stable which leads to a more balanced appetite. While fruits and vegetables have a ton of nutrients, they are not very high in amino acids. If you get a vegan based protein, you will get a more concentrated source of these amino acids with limited processing. You can also eat foods with protein if you do not want to add a protein powder. Include nuts, seeds, beans, lean meats and eggs for great sources of clean protein in your diet.
Sarah wrote: Protein builds muscle, muscle burns fat, the more muscle you have, the more calories you will burn. Additionally protein keeps you satiated which will help you eat less calories throughout the day and decrease snacking tendencies. It also helps keep blood sugar levels stable which leads to a more balanced appetite. While fruits and vegetables have a ton of nutrients, they are not very high in amino acids. If you get a vegan based protein, you will get a more concentrated source of these amino acids with limited processing. You can also eat foods with protein if you do not want to add a protein powder. Include nuts, seeds, beans, lean meats and eggs for great sources of clean protein in your diet.
That's very informative, thanks
However Missthingy protein does not build additional muscle unless you exercise the muscles. So you must exercise. Exercise also speeds up your metabolism so your body is going to burn more calories all of the time. If you adding the NutriBlast to your diet and not replacing a meal with it you can gain weight because you are adding more calories daily. It has to replace a meal. I would suggest this blast to start the day. spinach kale bell pepper carrots strawberries chia seeds hemp seeds protein powder brewed green tea ceylon cinnamon stevia Let us know how you are doing! Healthy wishes Wally Bishop C.N.C.