Tired? Stressed? Have a good old sammich (as my great grand-mother used to call sandwiches). Why? because as boring and un-cool as they are- (lacking the sexy-ness of a teriyaki-marinated chicken sourdough), sandwiches are a great go to food. You can put nearly anything on them and if you don’t pile them with meat and cheese they can be low-calorie.as well as filling. I like alfalfa sprouts but you have to be careful because they spoil easily. Also on this sammich is carrot, cheese, toms, and yummy meat-free veggie sausages packed with protein. I find they’re a filling afternoon snack; cut into quarters and share- afternoon tea style.
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Instead of reaching for a cuppa-soup*. Try something blended but still easy to prepare. If you like fruits with your milk for a twist try frozen bananas and mango with 10 mint leaves and a fibre mix (such as chia seeds, psyllium husk, and/or LSA).
I usually use only 1/2 a Cup of skim milk. You need to add just enough so that the blender doesn’t get stuck, it’s a fine balance! There is so little milk because it will achieve the best consistency, not because I dislike dairy (because dairy is great). After blending the mix is like icy soft serve, it reminds be of a luscious ice cream full of sugar, but this probably has less than half the calories and won’t leave your throat sticky and burning.
You’ll be surprised that no honey is needed. You can get away with less sugar in cold things, especially with fruits which have natural sugars. Just remember that this type of smoothie contains foods rather than liquids so it can be quite dense. A serve would be a standard glass of 250ml.
* (I’ll admit they have their place and can be handy especially for dieters)
Until next time
Please remember that I’m a dietetics STUDENT, so none of my opinions should be trusted! PLEASE consult an Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) or your GP before applying anything discussed in this blog to your diet or exercise regime