Health & Fit If Your Smoothie Leaves You Hungry an Hour Later, Add This Dietitian-Approved Whole Grain
This is the sneaky way I add protein to my smoothies—and it’s not a chalky powder
"Why not just throw the whole pea in?"Whitney English, RD, the registered dietitian behind Plant-Based Juniors, isn't a big fan of protein powder in general. But she also knows it's not at all required in order to infuse her smoothies with a solid source of plant-based protein. Instead of going for one of the trendiest options—aka pea protein, which is everywhere right now—she decided to go straight to the source and grab a bag of frozen peas out of her freezer.
You can squeeze so much nutrition into a smoothie. You can include fresh fruit, seeds, veggies, and if you throw in a little protein powder, smoothies make a satiating meal that's quick and delicious. But if you sip down your morning smoothie and it typically leaves your stomach growling an hour or two later, try this dietitian's hack - add oats to your blender!
Registered dietitian nutritionist and NASM-certified personal trainer, MS, recommends her clients because "studies have shown that and reduce inflammation," she told POPSUGAR. "They provide a hefty dose of plant protein and fiber, which aids in satiety and helps balance blood sugar levels so you stay fuller longer."
Waking up in the middle of the night? Your big dinner could be to blame
A good rule of thumb for the best time to eat dinner is at least two to three hours before getting into bed. And don't eat a lot.
are a great source of slow-digesting carbs, fiber, and protein, all of which aid in that satiated-for-hours feeling. After grinding up a quarter-cup to half-cup of rolled oats in the blender, add the rest of your smoothie ingredients and blend until well combined. The result is a thicker, more fiber-filled smoothie, that's sure to keep you feeling full well until lunch time.
If you want to prepare your smoothie the night before to save time and you prefer a more silky-smooth texture, try thisthat involves soaking the oats overnight. It offers 10 grams of satiating fiber, over 14 grams of protein, and it tastes thick and delicious like a milkshake!
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What Is Millet and How Do You Cook It?
So what exactly is millet? So there's a chance you might be wondering what exactly is millet? Recipe developer and wellness writer Beth Lipton is familiar with the grain, so we called on her to give us more insight on what it is and how to cook it correctly. And for more tips that will elevate your cooking skills, check out 50 Life-Changing Kitchen Hacks That'll Make You Enjoy Cooking Again.
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