I love finding healthy salty snack alternatives that keep my energy levels steady and keep me satisfied till my next meal. Having protein as a snack is a great idea! Protein not only is an essential nutrient our body needs to function smoothly, it's also a great jump-start to our metabolism.
A few months ago I started experiencing acid reflux symptoms. My doctor prescribed me with proton pump inhibitors, which I had no intentions taking, not at least till I tried treating it naturally. It just didn't make sense to me to take a medicine that is used to treat people who have symptoms related to poor lifestyle habits, such as smoking, eating too much processed food, too much coffee, alcohol, sugar, stress... You get the point - non of which I fit...
Green smoothies can be delicious and don't have to taste like 'liquid salad' as my husband likes to call them. Adding greens to your smoothie is a great way to increase your green intake. Greens help strengthen the blood and respiratory system.
Green Smoothie - Beginners Version Recipe:
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup almond milk
Pinch of vanilla powder (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)