Think a kale smoothie will keep you full? How about a kale smoothie for lunch”?
What about not just any kale smoothie, but a Kale, Avocado and Strawberry Smoothie!?
Guess I’ll be finding out…
I knew today would be a little extra busy.
After grocery shopping and a post-vacation disastrous house including seemingly endless mounds of laundry, the quickest lunch possible was a necessity.
But still a healthy lunch!
So what comes to mind?
Smoothies from a smoothie bar can run you into the 500 calorie range and over.
Just the sheer size of the smoothies you can buy are ridiculous – some are 24 oz or more!
And many are just fruit and juice – not so great thank you very much.
Now a smoothie from home? A different story.
I started thinking about an ideal smoothie last night and wanted to make a smoothie that was satiating and nutritious so I could have it for a lunch in a pinch. I also wanted to keep using the whey protein powder I used for the high protein peanut butter balls I made a few weeks back and really wanted to try avocado in a smoothie.
Plus, the healthy fat from the avocado would add to the satiating quality of the smoothie.
And to really make it a “complete meal” as much as possible, it had to have the greens in there too.
Having frozen fruit really helps (I actually just through a few strawberries and peeled banana into the freezer this morning in anticipation for this liquid lunch).
If you don’t have frozen fruit, just throw some ice cubes in with the fresh fruit.
The ice cubes help to make a thicker smoothie.
Well, this one is quite yummy!
No aftertaste from the protein powder either.
Now, whether or not it will keep me full till snack time is TBD but you can’t beat the convenience and deliciousness of this lunch!
Hope you enjoy it!
- 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
- 1 cup baby kale
- 1/3 medium avocado
- 1 Tbsp soy or whey protein powder
- Milk to desired thickness
- 1 tsp honey if desired for sweetness
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.