But then dinnertime rolled around.
I wasn't hungry. Not at all and it had been four hours since I finished this less than 275 calorie smoothie.
The secret, I think, was using full fat, in the can, coconut milk, the kind you use in Thai cooking, instead of the watered down "coconut milk" you'd pour on your cereal. Still 1/3 can was only 50 calories and less than 5 grams of saturated fat (and the good kind). Sounds exotic? I found it at the local Village Polish grocers, and the generic store brand no less (found in the oriental food item section with the chow main noodles).
Raspberry Lemonade Smoothie
In a blender, layer as follows.
1/3 can coconut milk (keep cool and dry but do not refrigerate, otherwise the coconut cream will solidify on top).
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 scoop Vega brand Berry Protein and Greens Protein Powder
5 ice cubes
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup pink grapefruit sections (yes, for the time sensitive, they do make jarred ones).
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup.
Blend well and serve. Makes one very large, yummy glass.