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The Smoothie Recipe I Swear By To Stay Full For 5 Hours (Yes, Really!)

I’ve also been floored by the fiber statistics we’ve written about recently: A shocking 95% of Americans1 are not getting the amount of fiber they need each day. As such, my new quest this year is to eat more protein and fiber daily.

How I reach my daily protein and fiber goals.

I typically lean on whole foods to get this done, but let me tell you, it can be difficult.

On the protein front, I’m new to eating meat after ten years as a pescatarian, so I’m still not packing my plate with animal protein with each meal.

And so, protein powder entered my life. I know the benefits of using whey protein due to its leucine content, which allows the protein to actually be synthesized in the body (think: keeping my muscles strong).

And as for meeting my daily fiber needs? That challenge can be tougher to tackle. I lean on oatmeal, apples, berries, broccoli, nuts, and seeds to fill my plate with fiber, but if I’m not actively trying to hit 25 grams (i.e., baseline daily fiber needs for a woman ages 19 to 50), I fall short.

That’s why I’ve been reaching for mindbodygreen’s organic fiber potency+. It gives me the leg up I need to meet my daily fiber goals and stay full for the first half of my day.*


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Strawberry Chocolate Smoothie


1 scoop of organic fiber potency+1 scoop of chocolate beauty & gut collagen+1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder1/2 cup of frozen cauliflower1/2 cup of frozen strawberrieshalf a frozen bananaWater (but not too much)

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Add ingredients to blender and blend.Pour into your glass of choice. Enjoy.

This breakfast is the most luxurious smoothie I’ve made to date. (And I’ve been making smoothies for a long time.) There are several keys to achieving a smooth, whipped consistency (think more creamy than a Frosty–I’m not kidding) that honestly feels like an indulgent dessert:

The first essential is the chocolate collagen, which I’m relatively new to. As I mentioned, I didn’t eat meat for a long time, including grass-fed bovine collagen. Thanks to this recent diet change, I can tell collagen adds to the luscious texture in this smoothie. It also has 16 grams of protein in each scoop, which delivers a wonderful array of amino acids (building blocks of protein in my body!) in each meal. The second is not overdoing it on the water. You can’t take water away, so start with less. If you need more for blending purposes, add a bit at a time until you get the frothy texture you want. My Nutribullet is 10 years old, but it does the job beautifully.

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The takeaway.

With the additions of whey protein powder, chocolate beauty & gut collagen+, and organic fiber potency+, this smoothie has 44 grams of protein and 11 grams of fiber (that’s almost half my daily fiber requirement before noon!). Thanks to this creamy and delicious morning treat, I’m setting myself up for success (read: satiety) for the rest of the day.* And I cannot overemphasize the delightful result.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking medications, consult with your doctor before starting a supplement routine. It is always optimal to consult with a health care provider when considering what supplements are right for you.

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