When the 2 o’clock afternoon slump hits most people think that their body is craving caffeine. And that actually should be the farthest thing from your mind!
Caffeine can certainly give our bodies and mind a jolt, which we oftentimes confuse for feeling satisfied, but in reality, our body is needing more “fuel” to get through the afternoon. Caffeine won’t sustain us till the workday is over. That fuel should be a high protein, high fat snack.
When my schedule is packed and I go right into teaching evening classes without stopping for dinner, my go-to afternoon snack is a smoothie. If you work in an office purchasing a Ninja blender, to keep at the office, is totally worth every penny. Check with a co-worker and see if they might be interested in splitting the cost with you and then you can both make healthier decisions together and hold each other accountable! Win-Win!
The recipe below I drink on its own with nothing else but it could certainly be a breakfast replacement as well. It will keep you feeling satisfied even if you go to yoga after work or workout before going home to eat dinner.
(Please note: I do not get anything in exchange for promoting these products, I just personally like them. But if any of these companies would like to send me samples to pass out to my health coaching clients please email me!)
- ½ of a banana
- 1 small apple with the skin on, sliced
- 1/2 cup berries
- 2 Tablespoons Flax Chia Blend, Carrington Farms
- 1 scoop Green Superfood, Amazing Grass
- 1 teaspoon Macca Powder, Navitas
- 1 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
- 1 Tablespoon Creamy Almond Butter