Hunger Curbing Pre-Party Smoothie

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This was my smoothie before a friend’s 40th birthday celebration last weekend. The danger for me was that the festivities were at one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and it requires great restraint to control my intake of chips and salsa! One of the added advantages as to why I drink green smoothies is that they work well to curb my appetite before I am going out to eat. I make far better portion control decisions with this already in my belly. And with more nutrition and freshness than an iceberg lettuce based side salad would provide, this routine also saves me money!

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Hunger Curbing Pre-Party Smoothie

GF, GRF, DF

Serves 1

 

Blend the following:

2 cups baby spinach

1 small apple (Trader Joe’s has bags of 8 small organic Gala apples for $2.99)

1/4 cup frozen pineapple tidbits

1 tbsp almond butter

1 scoop Sun Warrior natural flavor protein powder (Read why I use it here as well as the profile and buy it here)

1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

More smoothie recipes here 🙂 .

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