Lately I've found that my fruit smoothies aren't satisfying me as much as they used to. I don't know why, but the changing of the season may have something to do with it.
I am also getting hungry at night even though I have had enough to eat at supper. I hate eating at night because it inevitably leads to a restless night sleeping (because my body is trying to rest and digest at the same time), fatigue in the morning (from the restlessness), and a stomach ache (from that food sitting there half of the night) that I call a "food hangover."
Having a protein shake an hour and a half before bedtime really satisfies that hunger. The slight sweetness of the shake also makes me feel like I'm indulging!
COCONUT PROTEIN SHAKE
*2 1/2 c. almond milk
*1 scoop soy protein isolate
*1/2 c. coconut
1. Blend all ingredients thoroughly in a Vita-Mix Vita Prep 3 or other high speed blender.
1. Add more or less coconut, depending on taste.
2. Add 1 tsp. cinnamon or 1 tsp. real vanilla extract
Let me know what you think of it.
(Sorry no pictures. I still don't have a camera!)