The problem with many green smoothies is they can feel a bit lacking. With the best of intentions, you aim to sip smarter but end up feeling starved not long after. The problem? Your drink isn't packed with a filling punch—because spinach, ice, and frozen fruit won't make you full. On the other hand, with the right ingredients, a green smoothie can be as filling as a much higher-calorie meal, leaving you satisfied and energized for hours and lighter for the win. Keep scrolling for seven green smoothies to start making, stat!
The Filling Ingredient: Chia Seeds
With sweet mango chunks and peaches, creamy banana, and filling superfoods chia seeds, hemp hearts, and goji berries, this smoothie from food blog Garden of Vegan won't just keep you full; it will make you glow from the inside out. Click here for the full rundown.
The Filling Ingredient: Avocado
Speaking from experience, once you taste what avocado does to a smoothie, you don't go back. It creates a creamy, silky texture that mimics full-fat dairy, except it's a healthy and filling green food. Click here for this vegan kale-avo recipe.
The Filling Ingredient: Almond Butter
Don't relegate almond butter to toast. It's a killer filler in green smoothies and, like avocado, yogurt, and banana, will make them creamier. This version from What's Gaby Cooking has been in heavy rotation in our kitchens lately.
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