Blueberry Cacao Smoothie That Keeps Me Full For Hours

Starting off Monday with my go-to smoothie! I post this smoothie ALOT on my Instagram @wellbymel_ and thatโ€™s because itโ€™s so damn easy, delicious, and all of the ingredients are super easy to have on hand. This is key for me because I travel so often, I always keep certain staples in my freezer and pantry so I donโ€™t need to run to the grocery store the second I get home or get food delivered. This smoothie is low sugar and full of healthy fats to keep you full longer. I love it because I literally wonโ€™t even think about food for hours after I have this smoothie which I need esp on busy days. Hereโ€™s the recipe:

Ingredients:
1/4 cup blueberries
3/4 cup riced cauliflower
1.5 scoop collagen peptides
1/2 avocado
1 scoop sunflower butter
2 spoonfuls cacao powder
cinnamon
2 tsp monkfruit sweetener
almond milk to get the right consistency
Optional toppings: cacao nibs and hemp seeds

Blend until smooth, too with toppings, and enjoy!

Dark Green Smoothie Bowl ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿซ

Back in NYC! ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

First move post red eye flight back is making a green smoothie bowl. After 3 weeks of straight travel, Iโ€™m so glad I came home to a freezer full of organic produce and my first move wasnโ€™t running out to Whole Foods. This smoothie is mostly veggie based, but made with cacao powder and topped with cacao nibs to taste like a treat. I also topped it with sunflower butter vs. almond butter. Iโ€™ve been experimenting with sunflower butter this week and am a huge fan. Now have to run and get all of my errands complete and pack over the next couple of days before I fly out, this time for vacation! โœˆ๏ธ

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup frozen blueberries and blackberries

1/4 cup frozen riced cauliflower

3/4 cup frozen spinach

1 spoonful cacao powder

1 scoop chocolate protein powder

almond milk to get the right consistency

Top with superfoods- I used ย cacao nibs, sunflower butter, goji berries, and shredded coconut

Chicken with Squash, Spinach, and Avocado

Chicken thighs with summer squash, red onion, sautรฉed spinach, and avocados slices. Sautรฉed the summer squash with red onion and spinach in oil and garlic, because Iโ€™m a firm believer that you can sautรฉe almost any vegetable in garlic and oil and itโ€™s awesome ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

Anyone else on this one? ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

 

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

1 summer squash

1 zucchini

1/16 red onion

2 cloves of garlic

avocado oil

1/2 bag spinach

1/4 avocado

salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

1. Cut summer squash and zucchini into slices. Cut the slices into halves or fourths. ย Place the zucchini in a baking dish (I use glass because it avoids the harmful interactions of nonstick baking sheets).

2. Cut red onion and place on baking dish. Mince 1 clone of garlic and mix with vegetables.

3. Place 2 chicken thighs in the baking dish on top of the vegetables. This will allow the veggies to cook in the natural oils from the chicken- no need for added oils. Season chicken and veggies with salt and pepper.

4. Bake on 400 degs for 35-45mins, depending on the size of the chicken thighs. Check the chicken periodically to avoid over cooking.

5. While this is baking, sautรฉed spinach with avocado oil and 1 clove of garlic in a frying pan.

6. Cut 1/4 avocado into slices.

7. Plate the chicken, vegetables, spinach, and avocado.

 

Chocolatey Berry Veggie Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowl kind of morning. This thick, chocolatey smoothie bowl is actually mostly made of veggies ๐ŸŒฑ

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Frozen riced cauliflower

1 frozen zucchini (steamed then frozen),

1/4 cup Frozen raspberries

1-2 scoops Almond butter

1/4 Avocado

1 scoop Chocolate protein powder

Coconut milk to get the right consistency

Topped with hazelnuts and coconut flakes

 

 

Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒ

PB Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŒ!

Makes the perfect breakfast or snack. Full of healthy fats to keep you full longer. So simple to make.

 

Ingredients:

1 banana

3 tablespoons chia seeds

Almond milk

Cinnamon

Maple syrup

Cacao powder

Cacao nibs to top

All natural peanut butter

 

Directions:

1. Add chia seeds to a bowl. Add a spoonful of cacao powder to chia seeds. Add almond milk to cover. Place bowl in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

2. Remove chia bowl from the fridge. If not all of the chia seeds have absorbed the almond milk, add additional almond milk to the mixture. Add a splash of cinnamon and maple syrup. Stir the mixture and place back in the refrigerator overnight.

3. Slice a banana and place banana slices over the chia pudding. Top with peanut butter and cacao nibs.