I've found that right around the 5 o'clock mark I'm in serious need of a snack. I've gone for the ol' chips and salsa, which in my opinion is a great pre-dinner-late-afternoon snack. On some rare but desperate occasions I've even made myself an egg burrito. (so basically two dinners?)
These are fine options but most days I don't want anything too heavy that it ruins dinner only an hour or two later. The good thing about a liquid snack is that it fills you up quick and gives you nutrients but (and maybe this is actually not so great) it doesn't fill you up for long. So when I blend up a smoothie I don't have to worry if I'll be hungry enough for dinner soon. :)
Enter the smootie. The trusted smoothie. It's gotten me through many "I'm starving and don't know what to do!!!" moments of pregnancy and motherhood. Oh who am I kidding, it's gotten me through more than that.
This easy smoothie filled up half of my large mason jar. So.....let's call that 8 ounces?
What you'll need:
1 cup frozen banana slices
1-1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
a handful of spinach
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon orange juice (fresh squeezed)
Throw your sliced bananas into a blender, pour about a cup of almond milk (you can add more later to thin it out a bit if needed), blueberries, spinach and about a tablespoon of freshly squeezed orange juice.
This is such a healthy and delicious snack, I just had to share. And come on, what could be easier than a smoothie? The blender practically cleans itself too once you're done.
The bananas sweeten this smoothie up just enough for me, and I love the hint of orange too!
I hope you enjoy!
what my 5 o'clock looks like.
What does your afternoon snack look like?