A few days ago I needed a new, small dish to add to my afternoons to help me hit my protein, but that would also give me room to have a bunch of veggies for the micronutrients and some fibre to keep me feeling satiated until my next meal. This is where this creation came in.
Counting calories can be done in our own perfectly imperfect way, to help us be aware of what we need to eat to maintain, gain, or lose weight, and then we can use that knowledge to alter our food consumption based off our goals.
If you’re one of many people who don’t get enough oily fish in their diets; then taking fish oil supplements is the next best thing. As one of the most widely used supplements, it is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for health and wellbeing.
This recipe is high in calcium, magnesium, and iron. It also contains protein and Omega 3s. Because there is cacao in this smoothie it will do wonders for your central nervous system by helping reduce oxidative stress and can improve your mood.
Getting adequate fibre in your diet is essential for healthy digestive functions, keeping your heart healthy, and keeping your cholesterol levels in check. However, Dietary fibre also plays a key role in keeping a healthy balance of hormones in your body too.
Protein is known for its numerous benefits including fighting off hunger and preventing the loss of muscle tissue associated with weight loss (generally two-thirds of this is fat tissue, other is lean tissue). It is a repairing macronutrient and a regenerative for skin, nails and hair – although some people only associate protein consumption with ‘gains’.
It’s not often that I want something sweet, but I am definitely a cheesecake fan from way back. I decided I want to whip up some little servings that would easily fit into my macros, and because they’re only 116 kcal per cheesecake, even those with the strictest macros can probably fit one in.