I have always been a snacker and need a little pick-me-up mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Since doing the Whole30, I try to get more of my fill at mealtime, but I still find myself needing to space my meals to have 4 smaller ones throughout the day rather than just 3 larger ones. So I’m always looking for quick, easy options that are nutritious but still keep me full these energy bars are perfect for the job!
As moms we have a lot on our plates. Diaper changes, play dates, family meals, classroom meetings, job responsibilities…
You name it, we take care of it. And often that means we put ourselves and our own needs last. I quickly found, though, when I neglected myself and especially my nutrition, I didn’t have as much to give.
Let me just put this out there first…I have ALWAYS had a sweet tooth, like eat all the icing off the cake type sweet tooth. So when I started hearing people say that their Shakeology helped with their cravings for sweets, well, I was skeptical to say the least. BUT I did a little research and gave it a try.
And it has made ALL the difference! So now I share it with everyone I come across because when you find something good, you share it, right?! 😉
Since I’ve now been doing this whole superfood smoothie thing for a while now, I figured it was high time I shared a few of my favorite recipes with you! And what better recipes to share for a recovering sugar addict than the CHOCOLATE ones! So check out my 5 favorite chocolate superfood smoothie recipes below (and hit me up if you need to snag some Shakeology for yourself)!
For each of the recipes, combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Yep, it’s that simple!
1. Almond Joy
I’m all the time looking for quick, easy breakfast options that give me a complete meal without all the fuss. I’ve found that smoothies are a great way to achieve that.
While my daily superfoods smoothie is usually my go-to, I like to mix it up once and a while, so I put this easy combination together. I mean peanut butter and banana…I’m not sure there is a more classic combination!
One of the ways that I’ve found to be most successful staying on track with healthy eating is meal planning, obviously. But aside from that, I also try to plan ahead for extra challenges by factoring our schedule and weekly activities into the plan.