We are all metabolically different. No one diet can work the same way for everyone. Some people do fine on five to six smaller meals per day. Some just need three meals a day. Some get on by two. Some feel the need for snacks, while for many snacking isn’t necessary. Basically the metabolic rate differs from person to person. The only way to determine your unique needs relative to meal number is to experiment. If you have erratic meal patterns, switching to a solid schedule of three meals a day will be fabulous for you. If you’re short on time and cannot do a substantial lunch, then opt for a smaller lunch and then a late afternoon snack. This is better for weight loss and energy level rather than skipping lunch and eating when you’re ravenous and tired. That would just make you over eat and go for all the wrong kinds of food. Tune in to you body. Listen to it, note the times you feel naturally hungry and try to build your schedule around it. Try to eat healthier meals when you can and when you need a light snack have nuts, seeds, quality cheese with crackers, gluten free toast with nut butter, olives, bean dip, hummus, organic yogurt, soup or smoothies. Fruit smoothies are always my go to snack, as I know I’m usually craving something sweet, something that will lift me up. The natural sugars in this combination are go gorgeous together and great for the bowel movement too. I love the sprinkle of desicated coconut. Instantly takes to me an exotic Island holiday.

 

Ingredients

serves 2

  • 2 frozen Bananas
  • 1/2 a Pineapple
  • 1/2 small Papaya
  • splash of any plant milk
  • Blueberries
  • Sugar Baby Dragon fruits
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Dried Apricots

In a food processor, blend together the Papaya, Pineapple and Banana with a splash of milk, till smooth.

If you like it super chilled and your blender can handle it, add some cubes of ice.

Quickly spoon over in bowls. Now take a minute to make your bowl pretty. I have used these palm sized sweet Mini Sugar Baby Dragonfruits, but you can use any Dragon fruit you can get your hands on. Slice them and place them on the smoothie. Top with Blueberries, desiccated Coconut, apricots and Sunflower seeds

Serve immediately .

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