Blog Post, Recipe

Berry Filling and Energizing Smoothie

This smoothie recipe is so BERRY filling and delicious!

How do I make a smoothie that will keep me full and energized for hours? I make sure to include plenty of:

✅ Carbohydrates

✅ Fiber

✅ Protein

✅ Fat

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When you are looking to make a satiating meal, you need to account for all three macronutrients and include plenty of fiber. Fruit provides carbs and fiber. Greek yogurt provides protein. The peanut butter provides fat and a tad more protein. The oats provide complex whole grain carbs and more fiber. The chia seeds are all all-around superstar because they contain a bit of everything: fiber, protein, and healthy fats. When you eat them, they gel up and make you feel fuller too.

The matcha in the smoothie is optional and will give you a gentle energy boost. Don’t add if you have a sensitivity to caffeine. Read my reasons why I drink matcha here.

This smoothie is satisfying enough to be a meal on its own. It can also be used as a post-workout snack.

The following ingredients list is a suggestion and makes one large smoothie. Like always, I encourage you to play around with each ingredient and you’ll find a combination that works best for you and your needs.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ceremonial grade matcha
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon, ~1/4 tsp

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Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Add to a glass and top with additional chia seeds if desired. Enjoy!

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Final Notes:

I like to use a frozen mixed berry blend in place of just blueberries. I also sometimes throw in a handful of spinach or a carrot to get some veggies in. Lastly, if this smoothie is not filling enough for you, try adding one more tablespoon of peanut butter and/or more yogurt. Happy smoothie drinking!

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