Appetite control is pivotal as you jump through hurdles during a turbulent day, or if you’re just trying to lose and maintain weight. With the Hunger-Hiatus Veggie Shake, put your stomach growls on pause and go about your busy day well-nourished and focused on the tasks at hand. This spinach smoothie was designed with those pesky hunger pangs in mind, and the combination of ingredients fills you up, leaving you satisfied for a long time. Sip at one sitting or throughout the day. Before you head out, whip up this spinach-zucchini veggie shake, sip, and go!
Ready In: 5 minutes
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup spinach
1/2 frozen zucchini
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon monk fruit sweetener
Note: Add ice if preferred chilled
Pour 1 cup of coconut milk into your blender or food processor.
Add 1 cup of spinach, chopped and rinsed.
Slice up 1/2 frozen zucchini and pour pieces into the machine.
Include 1 avocado, peeled.
Scoop in 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 2 tablespoons of cacao powder, and 1 teaspoon of monk fruit sweetener.
Add ice to the mix, if you prefer a chilled version of the beverage.
Pour into a glass, top with raspberries and almonds, and enjoy!
Coconut milk: improves digestion as it coats the stomach lining with fast-absorbing healthy medium-chain fats.
Spinach: fills you up with heaps of dietary fiber.
Zucchini: is a perfect filler food for any diet. It’s low in calories, so adding more keeps you full.
Chia seeds: have a high-fiber content that helps to shed the pounds.
Avocado: provides healthy monounsaturated fats that contain oleoylethanolamide (OEA), a compound that regulates hunger.
Cacao: in high percentages with little to no sugar is arguably the best-known hunger suppressant there is.
Monk fruit sweetener: adds a touch of sweet without the daunting high-glycemic effects of commercial sugar—which can leave you craving more food within just a few hours after eating it, especially in large amounts. Monk fruit sweetener is low-glycemic, so there isn’t a pressing need to nosh as much.