A smoothie loaded with "anti-crash" stuff like protein, vitamins, fiber, and fruit.
This is my basic recipe:
4-6 T. Golden Flax (love this brand see below from Cosco). Make sure it's cold pressed so the nutrients are retained.
1 1/2 c. Rice Milk (dairy can also crash me, sorry Wisconsin).
1 T. Agave ( Low glycemic index)
1/2 of a Frozen Banana
About 1 c. Other Frozen Fruit (anything you'd like... I love strawberries, blueberries, mangos, tropical blend or try combining flavors). I also throw in a handful of baby spinach sometimes for a green smoothie.
*All of these measurements are approximate. Change according to taste and desired thickness. Make sure to blend thoroughly.
HUGE difference in the way I now experience 3:00. Tons more energy and an all-around happier mom.
I now have something to do (other than banana bread) with those just "over ripe"bananas. Just peel them, wrap them in saran-wrap and freeze. How's that for "fast food".
Btw... I still have that chocolate now and again, just because I feel like it.