As the warmer months set in - we often crave lighter, cooling foods - things like salads and juices and smoothies. For many of us though, we tend to miss the mark in the smoothie making department - blending up fruit and liquid only to find ourselves starving 30 minutes later.
A smoothie can be a fabulous meal in itself and an excellent time-saver if you're on the fly. In order to make a smoothie which gives you lasting energy however, it needs to balanced. Considering that fact that a smoothie has already been pureed (and therefore half our digestion work is already done for us), we need to ensure it contains fibre, fat and protein to sustain us for the entire morning.