Not that anyone asked specifically, but here's my routine:
In am, in a blender (we have a vitamix, which makes it ribbon-smooth, but really, a blender is a blender)
In this order:
1 cup almonds
1 scoop protein powder (I use http://www.amazon.com/Harmonized-Protein-Powder-Vanilla-Ounces/dp/B003MYS18O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374955687&sr=8-1&keywords=harmonized+vegan+protein
a handful of baby kale or spinach
2-3 bananas (depending upon size of batch)
1-2 cups frozen fruit (strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango are all great)
Fill blender to level of the frozen fruit with unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Add a splash of natural apple juice (the stuff you can't see through)
This makes enough for a 20oz glass for breakfast for me, 12oz for DW, and about 30-40oz for lunch in a big thermos
Sticks to my ribs for 3-4 hours in the am, and I'm the type who usually has to eat every 2 hours.
On a hungry day, I mix in a Yogurt Honey Peanut Balance Bar
mid morning or near lunch and save the remaining smoothie for early afternoon.http://www.puritan.com/balance-bars-1375/box-bb-yogurt-honey-peanut-023921
Lost about 8 pounds doing this and have held steady, despite eating like my heart desires on weekends.
That's a long way of saying I really like those Yogurt Honey Peanut Balance Bars. Target carries them in boxes of 6 or 8 (I forget) for $5.50 or so.
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